The Nationals have been on the brink of a World Series for quite a few years now, and they seem committed to seeing that to the end. They’ve inked their ace Stephen Strasburg to a mammoth 7-year, $175 million contract.
The 27-year-old has a career record of 59-37 and an ERA of just over 3. But as good as he’s been, he’s also made six trips to the disabled list, including one on 2010 for Tommy John surgery. But to his credit, that seems far behind him long.
Let’s just hope the team is saving enough money pay Bryce Harper when it’s his turn.
Strasburg, who avoided arbitration in January when he agreed to a one-year, $10.4 million deal, was set to become a free agent following this season and would have been the premier pitcher available. He is represented by agent Scott Boras, who typically forgoes extensions in favor of having his clients test the open market. Boras told Fox Sports during spring training that discussions about an extension would wait until the end of the season.