"One of the biggest things is they had me as their top target, and other teams that were out there, I was a second and third option for others," Zimmermann said. "All along, I didn't want to wait until January or February. I wanted to sign early. We knew what my value was. I thought I was a good fit. It's a big ballpark and a great place to pitch, and for the most part, we got the deal done pretty quick, and I can get ready for spring training."
"When I first got drafted we were at the bottom," Zimmermann said. "We rose to the top and made the playoffs a few times. I've enjoyed every day. This year didn't go the way we wanted it to go but we're still battling, we're still grinding. Every game counts and everyone's giving their all."