Found February 25, 2012 on Nationals Enquirer:
(Jayson Werth's beard looks extremely burly. Screen cap via video.) And so, while you're sitting around waiting for news on the Ryan Zimmerman contract extension front, (still can't believe it's hung up over a no-trade), enjoy the video below (via in which Jayson Werth discusses moving on from his disastrous first season in Washington. Oh, and let the record show that CSN Washington registered the first Werth/worth pun of the 2012: "JAYSON READY TO PROVE HIS WERTH". Get it? Befriend the Nats Enquirer on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter.

Ryan Zimmerman deal now thisclose DONE

Washington Nationals' Ryan Zimmerman walks off the field during the fifth inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Nationals Park in Washington on August 16, 2011. UPI/Kevin Dietsch   Seems like a Ryan Zimmerman contract extension had been "close" for days. On Saturday night, as yet another deadline neared for striking a deal, more progress to lock up the...

NL East 2012 Projected Starting Rotations: Washington Nationals

The Washington Nationals have improved by leaps and bounds over the off season.  They are coming into this season with a  highly talented front end of the rotation, and a back end that is formidable enough to get the job done.  We may be seeing the beginnings of a very long successful run from this franchise. Here is their projected Stating Rotation: Stephen Strasburg Gio Gonzalez...

Nats LaRoche having trouble throwing, not hitting

Washington Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche's surgically repaired left shoulder still is not perfect when it comes to throwing a baseball. As the Nationals get ready for their first official full-squad workout of spring training on Saturday, LaRoche prefers to focus on how well his shoulder feels when he's batting. LaRoche says ''it would be nice to be 100 percent...

The Ryan Zimmerman 2011 HR highlight reel

To celebrate Ryan Zimmerman's new 6 year, $100M extension (full no-trade!) here's a video compilation of his 12 home runs in his injury-shortened 2011, above. And none of them better than his walk-off grand slam to beat the Phillies in August: Here's to dozens and dozens more walk-off bombs by Mr. Walk-off through at least 2019; especially walk-off bombs that...

Nats, Zimmerman close to new deal

Ryan Zimmerman and the Washington Nationals are closing on a new contract, extending a Saturday deadline to reach an agreement. Zimmerman's agent, Brodie Van Wagenen, says the two sides ''bridged multiple important gaps on major parts of the contract'' during talks that extended into the night. There's still work to do, but Zimmerman has put off his initial...

Why Ryan Zimmerman's Contract Was Important For The Nationals

The Washington Nationals signed Ryan Zimmerman to an extension on Sunday that will keep him with the organization through at least 2019.  The extension was worth $100 million, with a $18 million option for the 2020 season.  On top of his current deal which expires in 2013, Zimmerman could make as much as $150 million between now and 2020, including incentives.  Even without...

Comps For Ryan Zimmerman’s Extension

The Nationals continued to lock up their core talent today, agreeing to terms on a six year, $100 million extension for third baseman Ryan Zimmerman. The extension is tacked on to the end of his current deal, which pays him $26 million over the next two seasons, so he’s essentially now under contract for the next eight years for $126 million, and if a team option is exercised...

Nats Agree To $100MM Extension With Zimmerman, Is Wright Next?

The Washington Nationals have agreed to a six-year extension with third baseman Ryan Zimmerman. The deal is worth $100M over six years, as reported by Jim Bowden, and includes a team option for a seventh year at $24M. Zimmerman, who’s current deal was set to expire after next season, agreed to a deal with a team seventh year option that could take it to 2020. Zimmerman released...

Ryan Zimmerman gets huge new deal

It may not touch any deal that Alex Rodriguez has gotten, but Ryan Zimmerman just became the second highest paid third baseman in MLB history. The deal, which is an extension of his current contract, is initially worth $100 million, but if the team picks up his option for the 2020 season that total could increase to $150 million including both contracts. Zimmerman, who battled injuries...

Nationals lock up Zimmerman for next eight seasons

VIERA, Fla. — The scene itself was familiar to Ryan Zimmerman. After all, this wasn't the first time the Washington Nationals' third baseman had been asked to attend a press conference, say a few words, talk about himself and the only professional organization he'd ever known.But Sunday morning, ...

Joe Lemire: Zimmerman extension bodes well for Nationals' future

The Nationals locked up cornerstone third baseman Ryan Zimmerman for the next eight seasons. It's a long-term gamble but another sign the franchise is trending up, says Joe Lemire.

Nationals agrees to long-term extension with Ryan Zimmerman

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