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VIDEO: Ryan Zimmerman recalls a frustrating year

Feb 23, 2014, 12:10 PM EST


Ryan Zimmerman joined Mark for a one-on-one interview at Nationals spring training to look back on last season and give an update on his shoulder. As far as the shoulder goes, Zimmerman has some interesting stuff on how long it took to get healthy last season.

Zimmerman tells Mark that he thought he would be healthy by Opening Day after having surgery, only to find out it would then be a few more months. Then he was told he would be 100 percent by June, but it was more like July or August when it full healed. Having that uncertainty drag out over the course of the season weighed on him, he says.

“I learned a lot about myself,” Zimmerman said. “I feel like if I can make it through something like that, I can make it through anything.”

Watch the interview here:

  1. veejh - Feb 23, 2014 at 12:47 PM

    I better not see one rainbow toss to 1st base this season.

  2. lphboston - Feb 23, 2014 at 12:53 PM

    Check out the video. Early on Zimmerman is playing catch, and he’s using the same throwing motion he had last season. Yikes.

    • Doc - Feb 23, 2014 at 1:12 PM

      Not sure that we can judge Zim’s ST soft toss motion as his game throw.

      I like the fact that he went the last 21 games last year–without an error.

      Zim’s fielding and range will make it back; ALR’s fielding and range probably not.

  3. Waddueyeno - Feb 23, 2014 at 1:04 PM

    Out for a run along the Potomac, Who do I see? Smartly dressed in nationals gear ?
    The one and only NATS lady!

    A sure sign of spring


  4. David Proctor - Feb 23, 2014 at 2:02 PM

    Looks like Trout and the Angels are discussing a 6 year/$150M deal contract. Only buys out two free agent years.

    Harper hasn’t been nearly the player Trout has , but you can bet that if we’re going to keep Harper from free agency, Boras will want to top this. He’s all about setting records.

    • David Proctor - Feb 23, 2014 at 2:06 PM

      Although I will say, we better buy out more than two free agent years if we’re giving that type of AAV.

  5. Sonny G 10 - Feb 23, 2014 at 2:34 PM

    Nice comments to hear from Ryan. I know it wasn’t easy for him to endure such embarrassing throwing errors last year and I have no doubts that he will have his troubles behind him. I expect an all-star like season from Ryan this year.

  6. vannordens - Feb 23, 2014 at 3:58 PM

    I watched Ryan during fielding practice the other day. I was dismayed by his throwing. Awkward and off target were the operative words. He looked as bad as he did last year. He really should be playing second or first base.

    • David Proctor - Feb 23, 2014 at 4:35 PM

      I asked someone there who said he was throwing well. Interesting.

      • therealjohnc - Feb 24, 2014 at 12:34 AM


  7. ehay2k - Feb 24, 2014 at 6:56 AM

    I would like NatsJack to give us his assessment of Zimm’s throws. However, I have to believe that until he throws from third to first in a game, we really won’t know for sure whether the demons have been fully exorcized.





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