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Re: Stephen Strasburg Retires
« Reply #325: March 28, 2024, 09:13:35 AM »
Something is coming to a head soon. He was not 60 day IL'd. Instead, they put Ferrer on it. I'm guessing they would have preferred to ride with either Cavalli or Ferrer on the 15 day IL and Stras on the 60 if they could have. I expect some sort of suspension at least being on the table if he does not report. It's just a really antagonistic action to force him to show, but at this point his being on the 40 man roster is hurting the team.

Suspension at least focuses fans on hating the organization, I guess that’s better than apathy

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« Reply #326: March 28, 2024, 09:25:56 AM »
Suspension at least focuses fans on hating the organization, I guess that’s better than apathy
Danny Snyder advising them?

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« Reply #327: March 28, 2024, 10:22:01 AM »
Danny Snyder advising them?

Sounds like it.

They had so much good fortune with long term contracts for guys in their mid-late 30s working out, especially with Max and Jayson Werth.  They also have had good fortune with Desmond, J-Zimm, and Rendon falling apart after leaving here.  At some point, a bad contract was going to happen.  The way they are behaving is revealing their true colors, and no amount of spin from Rizzo fronting them will make them look any better.

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« Reply #328: March 28, 2024, 11:09:37 AM »
Sounds like it.

They had so much good fortune with long term contracts for guys in their mid-late 30s working out, especially with Max and Jayson Werth.  They also have had good fortune with Desmond, J-Zimm, and Rendon falling apart after leaving here.  At some point, a bad contract was going to happen.  The way they are behaving is revealing their true colors, and no amount of spin from Rizzo fronting them will make them look any better.
With the way the stock market has performed the last couple years they have undoubtedly made a fortune from their investments. So I have zero empathy for them even if their primary business is not quite as profitable as it used to be.  The rich always get richer. 

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« Reply #329: March 28, 2024, 01:07:11 PM »
Strasburg officially placed on the 60-day

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Re: Stephen Strasburg Retires
« Reply #330: March 28, 2024, 01:15:04 PM »
Strasburg officially placed on the 60-day
are they adding anyone? I thought they had to maintain 40 players. Maybe not.

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« Reply #331: March 28, 2024, 02:14:22 PM »
Strasburg officially placed on the 60-day
All much ado about nothing. 

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« Reply #332: March 28, 2024, 10:57:31 PM »
how much better would Gray have pitched today with better mentoring?  MtH wonders

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« Reply #333: April 06, 2024, 07:58:33 PM »
https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2024/04/06/stephen-strasburg-retirement/

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Washington Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg, the MVP of the 2019 World Series who spent his entire career with the franchise, has retired from baseball. News of his retirement has not yet been announced by the Nationals or Strasburg’s agent, but was posted on MLB’s transactions on Saturday.

The decision by Strasburg, 35, to walk away caps a 13-year career that, in many ways, mirrored the rise of the Nationals franchise, from National League East bottom-dweller to World Series champion — and to its current state in the midst of a rebuild.

The retirement, long expected, also brings some clarity on his contract — a seven-year, $245 million deal inked in December 2019, after the team’s World Series triumph. Strasburg, who pitched just 4⅔ innings since undergoing surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome in 2021, is expected to be paid the entirety of his contract. He has agreed to defer some of his remaining salary, according to a person familiar with the matter. The extent of those deferrals is not known.

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« Reply #334: April 06, 2024, 08:03:54 PM »
I hope they came to terms that make everyone happy and Stras gets the Zimm treatment for the rest of his life. He earned it.

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« Reply #335: April 06, 2024, 08:20:18 PM »
I hope they came to terms that make everyone happy and Stras gets the Zimm treatment for the rest of his life. He earned it.

Sounds like he allowed the team to defer money, which is what they wanted last year. The team probably used the 2019 reunion next weekend as leverage, he didn't want to be left out.

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« Reply #336: April 06, 2024, 08:40:33 PM »
Sounds like he allowed the team to defer money, which is what they wanted last year. The team probably used the 2019 reunion next weekend as leverage, he didn't want to be left out.
I don't know if it was a matter of leveraging it, but it would not be a 2019 celebration without him. He was the MVP of the World Series.

Of course, no Trea, no Juan, no Rendon. They had a lot to do with it. Is Hudson active?

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« Reply #337: April 06, 2024, 09:52:00 PM »
I don't know if it was a matter of leveraging it, but it would not be a 2019 celebration without him. He was the MVP of the World Series.

Of course, no Trea, no Juan, no Rendon. They had a lot to do with it. Is Hudson active?
Correct, it was the other way around. Stras was the biggest piece they needed. They probably wanted him to not get paid and he had all the leverage.

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« Reply #338: April 06, 2024, 10:20:25 PM »
I don't know if it was a matter of leveraging it, but it would not be a 2019 celebration without him. He was the MVP of the World Series.

Of course, no Trea, no Juan, no Rendon. They had a lot to do with it. Is Hudson active?

Hudson is pitching for the Dodgers.

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« Reply #339: April 06, 2024, 11:20:45 PM »
I don't know if it was a matter of leveraging it, but it would not be a 2019 celebration without him. He was the MVP of the World Series.

Of course, no Trea, no Juan, no Rendon. They had a lot to do with it. Is Hudson active?

No Max either. It'll be Rendon, Corbin, Stras, Doolittle, Zim, and Baby Shark.

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« Reply #341: April 07, 2024, 10:16:35 AM »
Statement from strasburg:
https://x.com/barrysvrluga/status/1776961086291317055

Maybe I'm reading more into than it's there, but it seems not mentioning Mark Lerner by name is telling.

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« Reply #342: April 07, 2024, 10:25:32 AM »
No Max either. It'll be Rendon, Corbin, Stras, Doolittle, Zim, and Baby Shark.
max could show because he's hurt

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« Reply #343: April 07, 2024, 10:32:20 AM »
No Max either. It'll be Rendon, Corbin, Stras, Doolittle, Zim, and Baby Shark.

Rendon?

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Re: Stephen Strasburg Retires
« Reply #345: April 07, 2024, 10:46:04 AM »
Rendon?

Angels would benefit from not having him in the lineup.

Good that the Stras thing is resolved. 

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« Reply #346: April 07, 2024, 10:55:43 AM »
Maybe I'm reading more into than it's there, but it seems not mentioning Mark Lerner by name is telling.
or Rizzo.

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« Reply #347: April 07, 2024, 11:57:02 AM »
Oops, Robles

They need to see if the Yankees will give Trent Grisham the day off to attend...

...and we should ask the Phillies to let the NLCS MVP (and WS MVP in my estimation) Howie Kendrick take a bow...

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