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 Post subject: Nationals Sign Face of Their Franchise To An Extension
PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 4:37 pm 
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As much as it might sadden the CIA boys, the face of the Washington Nationals (Not Adam Dunn), Ryan Zimmerman signed a deal for $45 million for the next 5 years...

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news;_ylt=A ... &type=lgns


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Ryan Zimmerman finally has a multiyear deal, and the Washington Nationals finally have their “face of the franchise” signed for the long haul.

The Nationals scheduled a news conference at their stadium Monday to announce the third baseman’s new contract.

The deal reportedly is worth $45 million over five years. It runs through 2013 and replaces the one-year, $3,325,000 contract Zimmerman agreed to in February, avoiding arbitration.

After a couple of years of on-and-off negotiations between Zimmerman and the Nationals, the agreement is a bit of good news for a struggling club. Washington had a majors-worst 1-10 record heading into Monday night’s game against Atlanta after leading baseball with 102 losses last season.

“I still see him—and hopefully everybody will see him for years to come— as the face of our franchise,” manager Manny Acta said shortly before this season started. “He’s in the best shape ever. He’s due for a good year.”

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 Post subject: Re: Nationals Sign Face of Their Franchise To An Extension
PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 5:03 pm 
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I don't know, $9 million for replacement level output. I know he's only 24, but wonder if it would have been better for the Nats to wait another year before making that decision. I think he is still arbitration eligible in 2010. The market right now for Ty Wiggington types is about $4 million. Maybe they see him breaking out? I sure don't.


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 Post subject: Re: Nationals Sign Face of Their Franchise To An Extension
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Don't you mean the "Natinals"

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 Post subject: Re: Nationals Sign Face of Their Franchise To An Extension
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Wow, that's unfortunate.

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 Post subject: Re: Nationals Sign Face of Their Franchise To An Extension
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Willton wrote:
Wow, that's unfortunate.

Hey, hey, hey - it is 50 cents per letter. Multiplied by 25 uniforms, home, road, alternate and you are talking about some serious money.


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 Post subject: Re: Nationals Sign Face of Their Franchise To An Extension
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I think going into tonight's game, Dunn had an OBP around .550.


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 Post subject: Re: Nationals Sign Face of Their Franchise To An Extension
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Alexandria Dukes wrote:
I think going into tonight's game, Dunn had an OBP around .550.

That's because no one is pitching to him. Seventeen (17!) walks going into tonight's game.

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 Post subject: Re: Nationals Sign Face of Their Franchise To An Extension
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Willton wrote:
Alexandria Dukes wrote:
I think going into tonight's game, Dunn had an OBP around .550.

That's because no one is pitching to him. Seventeen (17!) walks going into tonight's game.


Who hits behind him in the line-up? If no one is pitching to him, then they must have little regard for the next hitter in the order.

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 Post subject: Re: Nationals Sign Face of Their Franchise To An Extension
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No. 9 wrote:
Willton wrote:
Alexandria Dukes wrote:
I think going into tonight's game, Dunn had an OBP around .550.

That's because no one is pitching to him. Seventeen (17!) walks going into tonight's game.


Who hits behind him in the line-up? If no one is pitching to him, then they must have little regard for the next hitter in the order.

I believe it's usually been Elijah Dukes.

Given the choice between the two, I wouldn't give Dunn much to hit either.

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 Post subject: Re: Nationals Sign Face of Their Franchise To An Extension
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LtCol Kojak Slaphead wrote:
No. 9 wrote:
Willton wrote:
That's because no one is pitching to him. Seventeen (17!) walks going into tonight's game.


Who hits behind him in the line-up? If no one is pitching to him, then they must have little regard for the next hitter in the order.

I believe it's usually been Elijah Dukes.

Given the choice between the two, I wouldn't give Dunn much to hit either.

It has actually been a pretty even split between Nick Johnson and Dukes, both of whom are good hitters.

I don't think it matters who hits behind Dunn; pitchers are just plain scared of him.

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