"We have the contractual rights for Ryan Zimmerman through the year 2011, and certainly our hopes and our plans at this point in his career is for him to finish his career as a Washington National... Unfortunately, both sides have not been able to come to an agreement. We renewed the contract. He understands the business of it."
(Jim Bowden, via Washington Times, 3/10/2007)
Zim's Big Payday Delayed.
Cheapskate owners strike again*: NAAAts renew Zimmerman's contract for $400K.
Shiny, happy people holding hands: All smiles from everyone involved, everybody saying their happy, etc. etc.
*Disclaimer: The Nationals Enquirer does not believe this accusation to be true, but liked the way it sounded. Thank you.
(Photo by Bob Jordan/AP)