When they talked about a possible extension last winter, the Washington Nationals reportedly made a 5-year/$105M offer to right-hander Jordan Zimmermann, their 2007 2nd Round pick, who'd agreed on a 2-year/$24M the previous winter after negotiations on a longer-term deal didn't work out.
In the second year of that deal and the seventh season of his major league career, the 29-year-old starter, who earned $16.5M, went (13-10) with a 3.66 ERA, a 3.75 FIP, 39 walks (1.74 BB/9) and 164 Ks (7.32 K/9) in 33 starts and 201 ⅔ innings pitched, over which he was worth 3.0 fWAR (down from 5.3, 3.7 and 3.3 fWAR in the previous three seasons).
The Nationals made a 1-year/$15.8M qualifying offer to the Auburndale, Wisconsin-born starter, which he predictably turned down and according to reports late last night and this afternoon the free agent starter has now agreed on a 5-year/$110M deal with the Detroit Tigers:
zimmermann and tigers have reached a deal— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) November 29, 2015
For those who might have wondered, Jordan Zimmermann's $110M deal includes no options at the end. A straight 5 yrs. #Tigers— Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) November 29, 2015
Over his seven seasons in the nation's capital (2009-2015), Zimmermann went (70-50) in 178 starts for the Nationals with a 3.32 ERA, a 3.40 FIP, 1.82 BB/9 and 7.43 K/9 in 1,904 innings.
Zimmermann leaves Washington as the Nationals' All-Time (2005-present) leader in wins (70), innings pitched (1094.0), strikeouts (903) and games started (178).