MLB trade rumours: Stephen Strasburg re-signs with Washington Nationals in record deal

first_imgLast Updated: 10th December, 2019 17:49 IST MLB Trade Rumours: Stephen Strasburg Re-signs With Washington Nationals In Record Deal MLB trade rumours: World Series MVP Stephen Strasburg has agreed to a mammoth 7-year, $245 million deal and has decided to re-sign with Washington Nationals. MLB trade rumours: Nationals re-sign Stephen Strasburg in $245 million record dealStephen Strasburg’s deal, at least temporarily, breaks two records. David Price formerly held the record for total dollars dedicated to a pitcher after Boston Red Sox paid $217 million to acquire his services. Strasburg’s average annual value of $35 million also overtakes Zack Greinke’s $34.4 million. However, with Gerrit Cole still on the open market, both records could be short-lived.Also Read: MLB Trade Rumours: Philadelphia Phillies To Pursue Anthony RendonMLB trade rumours: Strasburg is a player close to my heart says GM Mike RizzoMike Rizzo, the General Manager of the Washington Nationals, expressed his delight on re-signing Stephen Strasburg. Rizzo was quoted saying on the official MLB website that Nationals couldn’t be more happier to announce the signing of Strasburg. Rizzo added that Strasburg is a player close to his heart because of the history he shares with the club. In Mike Rizzo’s words, ‘Drafted, signed, developed and turned into a superstar right before our eyes with ‘Washington’ on the front of his chest.’Also Read: MLB Trade Rumours: New York Yankees Have Reportedly Made A $245m Offer For Gerrit ColeMLB trade rumours: Stephen Strasburg’s record deal includes a full no-trade clauseStephen Strasburg new contract with Washington Nationals also includes a full no-trade clause. Strasburg will reach the 10-5 threshold in 2020, 10 years of service in big leagues including five with the same club, which gives Strasburg no-trade rights. His identification of the no-trade status means that Strasburg will maintain those rights even if he agrees to trade during the span of his new deal.MLB trade rumours: Stephen Strasburg and Washington Nationals set to continue their long associationThe deal ensures a long and fruitful association between Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals. The Nationals selected Strasburg first overall in the 2009 MLB Draft out of San Diego State, and one of the most exciting pitching prospects in history, made his spectacular 14-strikeout debut a year later in 2010. There were ups and downs after that, including a controversial shutdown before the 2012 postseason, but he and the Nationals both redeemed themselves with a World Series win in October.Also Read: MLB Trade Rumours: Zack Wheeler, Philadelphia Phillies Agree To 5-year Deal Written By First Published: 10th December, 2019 17:49 IST WATCH US LIVE COMMENT LIVE TV SUBSCRIBE TO US Sreehari Menon FOLLOW US The MLB Winter meetings have worked their magic again. Stephen Strasburg, who opted out of his contract after an emphatic 2019 season, has re-signed with the Washington Nationals. The Nationals have tied down Strasburg for seven years, in a record deal worth $245 million, $70 million more than his previous deal with the team.Also Read: MLB Trade Rumours: Chicago Cubs Surprise Many By Holding Talks With Josh Lindblomlast_img read more

Italian star shuns Tottenham move to stay in Serie A

first_img1 Cagliari defender Davide Astori Tottenham transfer target Davide Astori has shunned a Premier League move in favour of signing a three-year contract extension with Cagliari.The Italy international had also been linked with moves to Manchester City, Liverpool, Everton, Tottenham and, more recently, Championship club Leeds, who are now owned by Cagliari’s former president Massimo Cellino.But the 27-year-old defender, who made his debut for the Sardinians in 2008, has opted to extend his stay at Stadio Is Arenas.Astori told Cagliari’s official website: “I’ve been here six years now and I’ve grown up and matured while in Sardinia.“I wanted to show my gratitude to Cagliari. I thank president [Tommaso] Giulini: it is a decision we took together.”Cagliari director of sport Francesco Marroccu added: “We are extremely proud we have kept hold of one of our greatest professionals.“Davide was in the last year of his contract and so the fact he wanted to renew with us shows he has great faith in the club.”last_img read more