On October 19, 2010 — The Nationals sign general manager Mike Rizzo to a five-year contract extension, promoting him to the executive vice president of baseball operations for the organization. The new position, made available when team president Stan Kasten resigned, gives the 48 year-old more control over the franchise as well as a direct line to the team’s ownership, including principal owner Ted Lerner.

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