Washington Nationals' Ryan Zimmerman sits on the field after being forced out at second base in a double play by the Florida Marlins during the 11th inning of their MLB National League baseball game in Washington, September 17, 2011. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL)
This much is clear: based on yesterday's news of a five-year, $42 million extension for Gio Gonzalez, the Nats consider Nat Gio to be an important piece of the organization's future.
Good on the Nats for extending him now. Sounds like Jordan Zimmermann could be next in line.
But what about that other guy, Ryan Zimmerman? Where does the (former?) Face of the Franchise fit in in Mike Rizzo's Phase 2? Or is this Phase 3?
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