‘We’ve done it before’: Rizzo embracing the work ahead

NEW YORK — The Nationals’ 2022 season included its second roster overhaul in as many years, the departure of the franchise centerpiece, the acquisition of future core pieces and a battle against injuries to key players. It culminated in triple digits in the loss column.

On Tuesday at Citi Field, general manager Mike Rizzo reflected on the season and looked ahead to both the immediate and the long-term future of the club.

“Suffice to say that we’re not comfortable with losing 100-plus games, and that’s something that I want to avoid again in the near future,” Rizzo said. “We’re going to put together an offseason that we’re going to be aggressively attacking the free-agent market, the trade market, the international market and any other market that helps us acquire impactful players that help us get better soon.”

The Nationals are 55-106 after dropping both games of a doubleheader — 4-2 in the opener and 8-0 in the nightcap — against the Mets on Tuesday. It is their worst record since relocating to Washington in 2005.

“I look at the season as a disappointment,” said Rizzo. “I’ve always said that you are what your record says you are, and our record says we’re the worst team in the league right now. And it’s hard to argue with that. But the flip side of that is we’re in a process, and the process is tried and true. We’ve done it before. Not…

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