What makes it so sure he leaves? If those two live up to their potential, we're going to be contending every single year. If we're contending, the the Nationals will quickly be considered a big market team since Nats Park will start booming in attendance with a winner. Washington fans, unless you're the 'Skins, abandon you if you're a loser and will sell you out if you're winning. We're not going to be some franchise that doesn't draw regardless. If we start selling some games out, the income will be booming, we're a big market team, and then the Lerners are the richest owners in baseball. You can't tell me it didn't disturb Lerner when the Yankees outbid us for Teixeira.
Strasburg and Bryce Harper will pay for themselves if they live up to their potential.