The Nationals and Ryan Zimmerman might be "close" to a long-overdue long-term deal -- Nationals Journal calls it a 5-year, $45 million extension -- but Ryan Zimmerman would have you believe he hasn't heard anything; has no idea what's going on:
"Talk to Stan and Brodie -- maybe they are doing something, but I'm playing baseball. I haven't heard anything."
(Ryan Zimmerman, via Nationals dot com, 4/17/2009)
Sure, Zim. Whatever you say. We believe you.