Ryan Zimmerman has been the cornerstone of the Washington Nationals lineup for years and he wants to stay with the team. However, extension talks between the Nationals and Zimmerman have not been going well.
There is a deadline for the extension talks which was set by Zimmerman and according to Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post, it is not certain if the two sides will reach a deal. Zimmerman is under the Nationals' control until the end of the 2013 season.
Washington just drafted Anthony Rendon would could be the third baseman of the future for the team. It is possible that the Nationals could look to deal Zimmerman to bring in a number of key pieces to help their team be very competitive in two years.
Teams would be willing to sell the farm to get their hands on Zimmerman and a bidding war would likely start if he were to hit the trade market.