Nationals Stephen Strasburg Just Got Paid Big Time!
Stephen Strasburg re-signs with Washington Nationals on a seven-year, $245 million deal! The righty pitcher signed a record-setting deal Monday to stay in Washington. Read on…
CelebNSports247.com reports that Washington Nationals righty pitcher Stephen Strasburg couldn’t be happier, he just signed a major deal.
Stephen Strasburg just inked a seven-year, $245 million contract, per ESPN’s Jeff Passan.
Stephen Strasburg’s deal with the Washington Nationals is for seven years and $245 million, a source tells ESPN.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 9, 2019
Strasburg, who opted out with $100 million left on his deal after the 2019 season, earned himself an almost $150 million raise. The deal will pay him through his age 37 season.
Strasburg has always either been hurt or good with the Nationals: In 2019, he pitched to a 3.32 ERA over 209 innings (led the NL), a 3.25 FIP, 1.038 WHIP and 251 strikeouts, reports Sporting News.
However, the deal comes with a caveat, per the New York Post’s Joel Sherman, by way of deferred money.
Strasburg deal is largest in both pitching total $245M and avg value $35M per year. There are some deferrals so present day value will be less than $35M.
— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) December 9, 2019
Sorry, San Diego fans but it’s clear that Stephen was Washington’s No. 1 choice to return in free agency.