"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."