Monday, April 6, 2009

Are We Going to Get an Announcment on Zimmerman tonight?

Ryan Zimmerman has set 4 pm today as the deadline for getting a long-term deal done. Probably it means there will be no deal. But the little fan inside me with the red-colored glasses is thinking maybe just maybe Stan's working feverishly to get the deal done. C'mon Stan--you know it's the right thing to do, even if it means giving an agent what he's asking for just once.

4 comments:

MikeHarris said...

So what's reasonable? Six and 60? Five and 45? Four and 37?

I'd go 6 and 60. But I'm crazy.

Sean Hogan said...

Mike, you're crazy.

I'd be fine with 6 and 60...guess I'm crazy too!

David A. Lane, KG4GIY said...

According to reports, Zimmerman is putting all discussions off until the end of the season. A good decision, but if the Nationals are serious about signing him long term, they are certainly not showing it.

Steven said...

It's not really a question of what's reasonable. It's a question of what's enough for Ryan to decide he'd rather take the security of a big payday now over an even bigger payday 2 years from now. I don't think it would take 6 and 60, but if he hits his 50th percentile projection for the next 2 years, chances are he'll get significantly more than that come 2012. If Ryan thinks he can do even better than that and wants to take a chance, then it would be his prerogative to make that bet. Then the team would have to decide they were willing to let the face of the franchise walk 2 years from now (when they'll still be bad and season tickets will be even more lagging) over however million dollars.

For me, I think the Nationals have to get this done. And the longer they wait, the more expensive he becomes.