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Stephen Strasburg's Big Payday

Stephen Strasburg was one of the most coveted free agents in the upcoming '16 MLB offseason. Keyword being was. Earlier this month, Stephen Strasburg put ink to pen on the richest contract ever signed by a pitcher post Tommy-John surgery. This is not surprising, as the only pitcher to even receive more than $100 million on a contract after the surgery was Strasburg's former teammate...
Via The Sports Quotient
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Strasburg's 8-0 run to begin 2016 puts him in elite company - Byron Kerr

Right-hander Stephen Strasburg continued Tuesday night on the most consistent stretch of his career, winning for the eighth time this season in a 7-4 victory over the National League East rival Mets. The Nationals have now won 14 straight games that Strasburg has started. On Wednesday, he crafted 6 2/3 ... Read More
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dusty Baker says Nats have to 'ride the wave' of Strasburg's win streak

The formula has been a simple one for the Nationals of late: if Stephen Strasburg takes the mound, Washington will emerge victorious. It's been the case in
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
3 days ago  |  Discuss

DPD: Strasburg and The Dark Knight

It’s another lean slate on this Thursday with just 11 games total, but there’s a bit more to pick and choose from today than there was yesterday. Check ’em out! Stephen Strasburg (WAS) versus Matt Harvey (NYM) 7:10 p.m. ET This isn’t the premium match you’d expect when two titans like this clash, but that’s by no fault of Strasburg, who has made eight starts resulting...
Via The Sports Post
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Strasburg deal thins free agency options for after season

With Stephen Strasburg now off the market, who might be left for teams to bid on in free agency this coming offseason? Strasburg's $175 million, seven-year deal to stay with the Washington Nationals was a tough break for any team hoping to land a top pitcher before 2017. He figured to be the most sought-after starter among the next group of free agents, but he was willing to pass...
Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Stephen Strasburg Just Got Paaaaiiiiiiddddd

Just when the Major League Baseball season seems to be in full swing, the hot stove sparks up again. Last night, MLB Network’s Jon Heyman reported that Stephen Strasburg is expected to ink a seven-year, $175 million extension to stay with the Washington Nationals. strasburg deal is $175M, 7 years. #nats — Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) May 10, 2016 That looks like a ton of money...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Stephen Strasburg Is the Ace We Always Wanted

Stephen Strasburg made his worst start of the season last night. At home, against the Detroit Tigers, Strasburg struck out 11 over seven innings, allowing four earned runs on six hits, three walks, and two home runs. The Nationals won the game on a walk-off home run by Clint Robinson in the ninth inning, and Strasburg took the no decision. A game in which Strasburg completed seven...
Via Fangraphs
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Stephen Strasburg, Nationals agree to long-term extension

Stephen Strasburg's eventual free agency was looming over his season with the Washington Nationals, but it sounds like matters on that front have been resolved. The Washington Post's Chelsea Janes first reported that the two sides have agreed to a long-term contract extension. Stephen Strasburg has signed a "significant long-term extension" with the Nationals, according to a...
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Stephen Strasburg Dominating With Improved Pitch Arsenal In 2016

There's been a common misperception over the last few seasons that Stephen Strasburg is always hurt. Since he made his Major League debut back in 2010, Strasburg has had four significant injuries, including tearing his UCL as a rookie.Injuries have impacted Strasburg's career, no doubt, as he's logged just one 200+ inning season in his career. But the idea that he's always hurt...
Via The Sports Quotient
21 days ago  |  Discuss

The road ahead for Stephen Strasburg

There aren't many players who have gotten drafted and moved through the minors with the amount of hype that surrounded Stephen Strasburg. But, after several years with the Washington Nationals, Strasburg's future after this season is uncertain.  After being drafted first overall in 2009, he instantly became Baseball America's number two prospect behind Jason Heyward in the...
Via The Sports Quotient
February 25, 2016  |  Discuss

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