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Quote of the day: "Who's gonna take him next year?"

Aug 16, 2009, 11:44 AM EDT

Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman brought some stone-cold logic to the Steven Strasburg negotiations before Sunday’s game:



“When it comes down to it, Strasburg has to think about, ‘Can I go to
bed if I turn down $15, 16 million dollars — whatever it is — to pass
up the opportunity to play for these guys?’ That’s a lot of money. I
don’t understand what he thinks will be better next year. If we don’t
take him, who’s gonna take him next year? Pittsburgh? San Diego? San
Diego is not gonna pay him more. Absolutely his leverage will never be
higher. Everybody wants to play where they want to play; everybody
wants the ideal situation, but that’s not the point of the draft. You
can’t tell people where you want to play. At some point, do it like
everybody else has already done it. I agree, he’s one of the better
college pitchers ever to pitch, but he hasn’t proven anything yet.”




Hey Scott, Zim speaks the truth. Sure you want Rizzo to be the GM?

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