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Stephen Strasburg: This Could Be the Year

Success is often best measured relative to expectations. I am a lifelong Philadelphia Eagles fan. Rich Kotite is one of the few coaches in Eagle history to finish with a career record over .500; Chip Kelly is another. I watched Kotite coach; he very well might have been the single worst head coach, in any sport, whom I have ever had the pleasure to watch. While most coaches are hired...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nats reach deals with Strasburg, Espinosa, Revere, Rendon

WASHINGTON (AP) Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals have agreed to a $10.4 million contract for next season, avoiding arbitration. The Nationals also reached deals Friday with infielders Danny Espinosa and Anthony Rendon, and outfielder Ben Revere. Friday is when teams and players submit salary figures for arbitration. But Washington avoided the sometimes-contentious...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Nationals will win the NL East in 2016

  The Nationals were supposed to win the World Series this year. They were coming of a 96-win season, were loaded with all-star talent in the middle of the lineup, and had just added Max Scherzer to what had been the best rotation in baseball in 2014. They were an unstoppable juggernaut in the weakest division in baseball. No one was picking against them.   Then 2015 happened...
Via The Sports Quotient
November 30, 2015  |  Discuss

A year from now, the only free agent ace on the market could be Stephen Strasburg

As has been patiently explained again and again, Hal "I'm Not Cheap" Steinbrenner has no money to spend this winter. It's not his fault. It's those greedy players and their long-term contracts. They're the problem. Next year, after CC Sabathia and Mark Teixeira are finally done hoodwinking the good-hearted Yankee owner - when their contracts are off the books - Hal will have money...
November 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Nationals could trade Stephen Strasburg

There is buzz that the Nationals could make Stephen Strasburg available in a trade this winter, according to a new report. Strasburg battled injury for a portion of 2015, but with the Nationals retooling and trying to manage salaries, Strasburg could be dangled as a trade chip, according to the Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo. Strasburg...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 18, 2015  |  Discuss

The Mystery of the Same Old Stephen Strasburg

The Nationals are in a pickle, and not one of those delicious hipster pickles with fresh dill and organic garlic cloves placed in a mason jar by a guy with lots of tattoos in some nondescript warehouse in Brooklyn. I’m talking a problem pickle. The kind you don’t want to see on your doorstep, the kind some hipster would make a horror film about with a hand-held camera in some...
Via Fangraphs
August 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Stephen Strasburg Stars in Return from DL with 12 Ks, Three Hits

View image | Stephen Strasburg returned to the Nationals’ rotation with a masterful performance. In his first start since leaving a start against San Francisco after 3 1/2 innings on July 4 due to an oblique injury that landed him on the disabled list, Strasburg stifled the hard-hitting Colorado Rockies by striking out 12 batters while allowing one run and...
Via KCM Sports
August 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals: how to help fix Stephen Strasburg

Coming into Saturday’s matinee game with the Philadelphia Phillies, the Washington Nationals had their eyes on a season long, 7 game winning streak. It was ace versus ace on the mound as Cole Hamels went for the Phillies and Stephen Strasburg for the hometown Nationals. Strasburg had been shaky as of late by having a 1-3 record in his last 4 starts and only making it into the...
May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

What’s going on with Stephen Strasburg

By Jeff Sullivan Stephen Strasburg has an ERA over 6. We don’t talk about ERA very often. OK, then, Stephen Strasburg has an overall RA over 7. I don’t bring these numbers up because they conclusively demonstrate that Strasburg has a problem. I bring them up because an ERA over 6 is just embarrassing, and a pitcher like Strasburg can’t pull that off unless something’s awry...
Via Fangraphs
May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Stephen Strasburg is hurt again

On Tuesday night, Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg left his start after just three innings thanks to a shoulder injury. Strasburg appeared to be in some discomfort starting in the first inning, but continued to pitch before leaving early. It is yet another set back for a guy who seems to always be getting injured. Strasburg is set to see a chiropractor on...
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May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

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