If the Washington Nationals were satisfied with having won it all in 2019, and if they didn’t work hard this offseason to bolster their roster for the defense of their World Series title, would Ryan Zimmerman have considered hanging them up, going out on top after his 15th season in the majors ended with a long-sought-after championship? Luckily for Zimmerman he didn’t have to make that decision. GM Mike Rizzo and Co. have been aggressive again as they’ve build the roster for the 2020 campaign, and that helped Zim decide to come back for a 16th season in the nation’s capital.
“It definitely makes the decision a lot easier,” Zimmerman told reporters in a conference call on Tuesday afternoon, after his 1-year/$2M deal with the Nationals was officially announced.
“I think I’d like to start off by saying it’s nice that we have an ownership group that doesn’t do rebuilds. I think the rebuild is so dumb, for lack of better words. This is the big leagues, you’re supposed to try to win.”
Imagine that. Trying to win each year. Go read your links…
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