(Some Of The Article) By HOWARD FENDRICH, AP Sports Writer
–Ever since he became the Washington Nationals’ very first draft pick, Ryan Zimmerman wanted to stay with the club for the long haul.
Now he’ll get that wish.
The Nationals took what they hope is another step toward consistent contention by locking up their third baseman—and the guy many still call the face of the franchise—through 2019, adding six years to Zimmerman’s existing contract in a deal announced Sunday.
The deal includes a full no-trade clause.
The extra six seasons are worth $100 million, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because no financial terms were revealed publicly.
“It’s nice that it’s done,” Zimmerman said at a news conference at the club’s spring training stadium in Viera, Fla. “It’s where I want to be. It’s where I’ve always wanted to be.” …–
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I’m Kinda Old School At Times, My Peeps.
I’m Sadly Reminded Of That Failing ALL THE FREAKIN’FLIPPIN’ TIME, By The Way.
But With BASEBALL…
…It’s Impossible To Be Otherwise.
I Simply LOVE IT…
…When A Player…
…And A Team…
Joe DiMaggio And The Yankees.
Stan Musial And The Cardinals.
Mike Schmidt And The Phillies.
Brandon Inge And The Tigers 😉
Etc Etc Etc
Zimmerman And The Nationals.
I Like That A Lot, Fo SHO, My Peeps.
Here’s To Good Luck For The Nats, This Season.
I Would LOVE To See A Resurgent Expos…
…Nationals Team TAKE DOWN The NL EAST.
They Have The Talent.
Can They Get Their Sh*t Together?
I’m Saying It Right Here…
…THE NATS WILL WIN THE NL EAST IN 2012.
Otherwise, It’ll Be The Phillies.
OH, Right, Almost Forgot This…