MLB News: Strasburg Opts Out


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Stephen Strasburg has been a Washington National since 2009, when he was drafted by them.

Matthew Dziadkowicz, Staff Writer

Major League Baseball Pitcher Stephen Strasburg just recently opted out of his contract with the Washington Nationals. Strasburg and the Nationals just earned the title of current World Series champions as they bested the Houston Astros in a best of seven games series.
Strasburg was drafted first overall back in 2009 by the Nationals, and has played with them for his whole career. Ever since his draft day, he has been a solid piece for the Nationals for many years, helping them win their first ever World Series title just this last post season. Strasburg started many games in his career for the Nationals, making an impact every time he stepped up to pitch.
Alongside Strasburg on the Nationals 2019 pitching rotation was Max Scherzer and Patrick Corbin, who were also huge causes of the Nationals current success. Similar to Strasburg, Scherzer has been pitching for the Nationals for many years as he continues to achieve great success with Washington’s club.
Strasburg, who is 31 years old, is most likely not retiring, and is going to continue his pitching career with another team. There will be plenty of teams interested in signing Strasburg as many teams are looking for a solid starting pitcher. It is said that the best way to win a championship is to have a strongly built rotation, as teams need to have pitchers that can come up clutch in the meaningful games and can establish key success.
There are other pitchers that are available other than Strasburg this off season. Many moves and changes are expected to take place.