Found February 26, 2012 on Mets Merized Online:
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 hasn’t discussed it with my agents or me,” Wright said. “I think that it might occur in the future. It might not. I don’t know. I’m not really sure the protocol, but I would assume the team pretty much approaches the player.” Wright will earn $15 million in this final year of his six-year, $55 million contract, but there is a $16 million club option for 2013 with a $1 million buyout which he can void if he is dealt. One thing a reader noted in the comments was their age. Zimmerman is 27 years old, while Wright is 29 and will be 31 when he becomes a free agent after the 2013 season if the Mets hang onto him. Origin...

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...

Player Profile #20: David Wright | 3B | NYM

Ever since the Mets moved into Citi Field, David Wright hasn’t quite been the same hitter. His strikeout rate rose from 16.4 percent at Shea Stadium to 22.9 percent at Citi Field. His power also suffered to the point where Wright had two seasons well below a .220 ISO (.140, .172) when his lowest ISO in five years at Shea was .217. The Mets are bringing the walls in a couple feet...

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...

Nationals, 3B Zimmerman agree to six-year extension

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...

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, ...

Nationals agrees to long-term extension with Ryan Zimmerman

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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.
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