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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 a statement that read:
“all along, all I’ve wanted is to be able to stay with the Nationals, which I consider my hometown team, and help the franchise become a winner while also being compensated fairly. I’m from Virginia, I was drafted by the Nationals and I’ve seen this organization make great progress since I signed here. I want to see it through to the ultimate goal of winning a World Series.”
You know damn well Sandy Alderson and David Wright were dialed into these very public and sometimes tense negotiations. I wonder what thoughts are going through their minds this morning?
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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...
Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman hopes to have the framework of a new contract in place before Washington's first official full-squad workout of spring training.
He also repeated what he's said since being drafted by Washington in 2005: He wants to stay with the Nationals for the long term.
Zimmerman said Friday the point of signing this deal ''is to be here...
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...
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...
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...
Washington Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman has agreed to a six-year extension with the ball club.According to ESPN, Zimmerman and the Nationals came to terms late Saturday night. Zimmerman, whose contract was set to expire in 2013, has an option for a seventh year. Financial details of the contract were not disclosed.The 27-year-old third baseman hit .289 BA with 12 home runs...
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...
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...
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, ...
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.
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Well that didn’t take long.
This afternoon David Wright spoke with reporters about the $100 million extension Ryan Zimmerman agreed to this morning, which you can read about below this update.
He has no intentions of approaching the Mets about an extension and will wait for them to come to him instead.
“I haven’t even discussed that with my agents, and obviously the team...