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BBTN: Stephen Strasburg Mega-Deal And The Latest From The MLB Winter Meetings

Buster and Hembo analyze Stephen Strasburg's 7-year/$245M deal and how it impacts the free agency of Anthony Rendon and Gerrit Cole. Then, ESPN's Clinton Yates (and Nationals homer) offers his own reaction to the signing before discussing the trade market for Kris Bryant and why it's important for baseball's sake that Madison Bumgarner remain with the Giants (12:55). Plus, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Derrick Goold on the Cardinals' offseason plans (22:37) and...does Scott Boras deserve a spot in Cooperstown?

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

With Stephen Strasburg set to make $35 million next season, the Nationals will be paying the rotation's Big Three of Strasburg, Max Scherzer ($35.9 million) and Patrick Corbin ($19.6 million) just over $90 million in 2020.


Matt Marrone ESPN.com 

Nationals GM Mike Rizzo, announcing the re-signing of World Series MVP Stephen Strasburg alongside the ace's agent, Scott Boras, said the deal doesn't preclude the team from also bringing back free-agent third baseman Anthony Rendon. Halfway through his answer on Rendon, though, he was reminded that Nats owner Mark Lerner recently said the team couldn't afford both players. That was apparently news to Rizzo.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Scott Boras was told the Stephen Strasburg negotiations "took a while." "Took a while?" he said. "I don't know where you've been the last two years, but this is like the beginning of the summer for me."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Scott Boras said the Nationals "built a trust based upon an early position" with Stephen Strasburg, referencing how they shut him down for the postseason after Tommy John surgery. Boras said it set a foundation for this deal "even though the immediate affect caused a great deal of angst."

Kurkjian expecting $300M price tag for Cole (0:59)
Passan: Strasburg deal makes it unlikely Nats sign Rendon (1:02)
How did Strasburg's contract number get so high so quickly? (1:42)

Jeff Passan ESPN 

Stephen Strasburg and the Nationals are in agreement on a deal, sources tell ESPN

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Source: Nats agree with Series hero Kendrick

Howie Kendrick, who capped the Nationals' improbable run to their first World Series title last season with a Game 7 home run, has reached an agreement on a one-year, $6.25 million deal to return to Washington, a source told ESPN's Jeff Passan on Friday.

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Nats owner: Can't keep both Strasburg, Rendon

Stephen Strasburg and Anthony Rendon were key components in the Nationals winning the franchise's first World Series title this year, but Mark Lerner, the team's principal owner, is already preparing to say goodbye to at least one of them in free agency.

William Weinbaum ESPN 

The Twins announced plans Wed. to increase the length & height of Target Field's safety netting, becoming the 14th team to install or commit to extensions since a toddler's 5/29 head injury on a foul liner in Houston. They join the Astros, Braves, Brewers, Chisox, D-backs, Dodgers, Jays, Nats, O's, Phils, Pirates, Rangers & Royals.

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Reports: Yanks set meetings with Cole, Strasburg

Yankees officials were set to meet with top free-agent pitcher Gerrit Cole in California on Tuesday, and are expected to meet with Stephen Strasburg on Wednesday, according to multiple reports.

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Zimmerman plans to be back with Nats or retired

Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman figures he'll either find himself back with the World Series champions next season -- or out of baseball. "It's either play some more here or play more golf," he said Monday night.

Jeff Passan ESPN 

Catcher Yan Gomes and the Washington Nationals are in agreement on a two-year, $10 million deal that will return the veteran to the reigning champions, sources tell ESPN. Gomes caught the final out of the World Series and will rejoin Kurt Suzuki as the Nationals' catching tandem.

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Full share for champion Nationals drops to $382K

A full postseason share on World Series champion Washington was worth $382,358, down from $416,838 for Boston last year and the record $438,902 for Houston in 2017. A share on AL champion Houston was worth $256,030.

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Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.2656th
On Base Percentage.3422nd
Slugging Percentage.4547th
Earned Run Average4.2713th
Quality Starts872nd