The Washington Times - February 21, 2009, 09:52AM
Ryan Zimmerman Is it easy to flush away last year and forget about it? SEE RELATED:

Does the same apply to you individually? Is there pressure to be the face of franchise? What’s the possibility of a long-term deal before Opening Day? Why is this the time for a long-term deal? Has this process given you appreciation for all that’s involved in that? Because of the bad economy, would it make sense to wait? Since you’ve been here, you’ve always been considered a young guy… Well, in this clubhouse, are you a veteran? Have you seen enough commitment from Nats to feel like the team will be better and make you want to sign long-term?