‘ready to slide’
courtesy of ‘philliefan99’
Congratulations to the Nationals for locking up Ryan Zimmerman for 5 years at $45M. Zim’s been the face of the club since he was brought up almost immediately after being drafted in 2006, and it’s nice to see him get the contract that he deserves.
Tonight will mark the first MLB start for Jordan Zimmermann, who will be filling the fifth starter slot for the Nationals. Frankly, he couldn’t be much worse than anyone else who’s started for the Nats this season, as their 1-10 record indicates. He was part of a big shuffle of personnel yesterday that sent 40% of the Nats bullpen down to AAA after blowing leads in three straight games against the Marlins this weekend. It looks dicey for the Nats, but we’ll see.
I’m sorry, I just don’t get it. I have nothing against the guy, but why did Zimmerman get an extension? How is it deserved? He is, at best, currently an average to slightly above-average ballplayer.
Yes, he is young, and yes, he could improve, but nothing in his playing history indicates he is deserving of such an extension….
He’s someone that you can build a franchise around. Decent defensive talent, plus a good eye and a decent bat. He’s worth it.