Amanda Comak covers the Washington Nationals for The Washington Times.
The breakdown of how Ryan Zimmerman will get the money committed to him by the Nationals on Sunday.
Jordan Zimmermann can be forgiven if this isn't his favorite time of year. When he gets behind that L screen and readies to throw live batting practice, his mind flashes back a few years.
Notes from the Nationals' Sunday workout...
Ryan Zimmerman's contract extension was the talk of the Nationals' clubhouse on Sunday as the team's leader was locked up for the foreseeable future. So here's what some of Zimmerman's teammates had to say about the deal:
In the 20 minutes or so Zimmerman spoke, he said all the right things, which should have come as no surprise. He mentioned watching Cal Ripken Jr. play his entire career in one uniform as a kid, talked of how lucky he felt to be in a position to play his entire career with one team, how D.C. has become his hometown and how humbled he was considering the magnitude of the contract he'd just signed.
The Washington Nationals’ promising future was solidified Sunday when their cornerstone, Ryan Zimmerman, agreed to a contract extension.
Nearly 13 hours after Ryan Zimmerman’s initial deadline for contract negotiations to be wrapped up, the third baseman and the Washington Nationals still had yet to come to an agreement on an extension. But both sides were confident enough in the progress they made throughout Saturday that they’d be able to flush out the details and announce a long-term deal on Sunday.
Notes from Saturday on Bryce Harper, Adam LaRoche and live batting practice, which will start Sunday.
The Washington Nationals' spring rotation is officially set with six days to go before the Grapefruit League opener on March 3 in Kissimmee vs. the Houston Astros.
The nameplate above Bryce Harper's locker stall inside the clubhouse at Space Coast Stadium looked a little different on Saturday. Greeting the Washington Nationals' gregarious outfielder was a new placard. This one reading: "Joe Namath 12."
The Washington Nationals’ first full-squad workout of the season came and went with no agreement on a contract extension for third baseman Ryan Zimmerman. But early Thursday afternoon, the two sides were still thick into negotiations with Zimmerman’s agent, Brodie Van Wagenen, bringing another “creative solution to try and bridge this gap,” to the Nationals, Zimmerman said. One way or the other they’d have an answer by the end of Saturday.
Notes on Henry Rodriguez and Stephen Strasburg as well as a round-up of the day's news.
The Nationals' newest acquisition will start their first spring training game. Edwin Jackson, the right-hander who agreed to a one-year deal with the Nationals just more than two weeks before spring training, is slated to start the team's Grapefruit League opener on March 3 against the Houston Astros.
As the hours tick toward a self-imposed Saturday deadline, Ryan Zimmerman said Friday morning there was nothing new to report on his contract-extension negotiations.
Notes from Thursday's workout on Chien-Ming Wang, Henry Rodriguez, Jordan Zimmermann, Sammy Solis and pitcher competition.
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