Author Topic: Stephen Strasburg Watch  (Read 45866 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline CatsEye

  • Posts: 1656
  • Very weird season -Creepy - What....
Re: Stephen Strasburg Watch
« Reply #1150: August 10, 2009, 09:36:06 AM »
That was simply speculation based on Dibble's speculation:
 You hear that and you wonder if Dibble is hearing the same thing others have been saying privately for a couple of weeks now, that there are real doubts about whether Washington can reach an agreement with the guy widely regarded as the best pitching prospect ever.
                Greed is a nasty animal to negotiate with  :twisted:........and you're dealing with Boras. You don't give somebody the farm (money) when it is based on speculation of how they think their client (Strasburg) will perform in the Major Leagues -and end-up breaking the MLB draft ceiling, rules, and regulations :rant: - just to obtain a projected "superstar".  :rant: Cause that my friend, will come back to bite you.. :nono:

                                                                                                    :popcorn:


Offline GMUNat

  • Posts: 5193
Re: Stephen Strasburg Watch
« Reply #1152: August 13, 2009, 01:42:23 PM »
Can somebody post the text from that article because my Insider account has already expired.

Offline PANatsFan

  • Posts: 37010
  • dogs in uncensored, nudes in gameday
Re: Stephen Strasburg Watch
« Reply #1153: August 13, 2009, 01:44:08 PM »
The smart thing is to take Harper #1 and then Strasburg 1A assuming he agrees, since the 1A is not protected. I'm guessing he'd go #3 and they'd take Harper #1 and a safer pick #1A.

Offline HalfSmokes

  • Posts: 14569
Re: Stephen Strasburg Watch
« Reply #1154: August 13, 2009, 01:46:41 PM »
The smart thing is to take Harper #1 and then Strasburg 1A assuming he agrees, since the 1A is not protected. I'm guessing he'd go #3 and they'd take Harper #1 and a safer pick #1A.

I somehow doubt he'd ever agree. All things being equal, why be a national? Our track record with talented pitchers is ugly to say the least (Hill, Chief, Patterson, Zimmermann)

Offline hammondsnats

  • Posts: 37347
  • LAC 8)
Re: Stephen Strasburg Watch
« Reply #1155: August 13, 2009, 02:30:26 PM »
no that'd be stupid the lerners would have to pay strasburg and harper in one summer ... nats owners would never agree to that.

you drafted strasburg this summer, so sign him.

next year, if harper is the best option, draft him and then sign him.

Offline NFA Brian

  • Posts: 1188
    • Nationals Farm Authority
Re: Stephen Strasburg Watch
« Reply #1156: August 13, 2009, 02:50:26 PM »
I shudder at what the Harper negotiations are going to be like ... for whatever team ends up with him. He has an incredible amount of leverage.

Offline GMUNat

  • Posts: 5193
Re: Stephen Strasburg Watch
« Reply #1157: August 13, 2009, 02:59:26 PM »
I shudder at what the Harper negotiations are going to be like ... for whatever team ends up with him. He has an incredible amount of leverage.

He can go back to college because of his age, so I imagine he might make more than Strasburg.

Offline NFA Brian

  • Posts: 1188
    • Nationals Farm Authority
Re: Stephen Strasburg Watch
« Reply #1158: August 13, 2009, 03:29:56 PM »
He can go back to college because of his age, so I imagine he might make more than Strasburg.

He can go back a few times.

He'll be entering the draft the year before he was expected to so 2011 would be his "normal" HS class. 2012 would be his expected freshman year, 2013 his soph year, and 2014 his expected college draft year.

Offline blue911

  • Posts: 16215
Re: Stephen Strasburg Watch
« Reply #1159: August 13, 2009, 03:36:45 PM »
He can go back a few times.

He'll be entering the draft the year before he was expected to so 2011 would be his "normal" HS class. 2012 would be his expected freshman year, 2013 his soph year, and 2014 his expected college draft year.

He could also go to a community college, just to muddy the waters even more.

Offline NFA Brian

  • Posts: 1188
    • Nationals Farm Authority
Re: Stephen Strasburg Watch
« Reply #1160: August 13, 2009, 04:11:19 PM »
He could also go to a community college, just to muddy the waters even more.

Which is what he's doing. The school he is planning on attending is a JuCo.

He is going to be the straw the breaks the camel's back with regards to the draft as it is currently implemented

Offline blue911

  • Posts: 16215
Re: Stephen Strasburg Watch
« Reply #1161: August 13, 2009, 04:17:23 PM »
Which is what he's doing. The school he is planning on attending is a JuCo.

He is going to be the straw the breaks the camel's back with regards to the draft as it is currently implemented

I wouldn't mind the draft being changed. The original idea has been so corrupted, it no longer serves it's purpose.

Offline We Won?

  • Posts: 73
Re: Stephen Strasburg Watch
« Reply #1162: August 13, 2009, 05:00:26 PM »
Looks like we're all bums without an insider account. Here's a free one. ESPN front page:

Clock ticking on Strasburg negotiations
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/columns/story?columnist=stark_jayson&page=rumblings090813