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

Rangers boss Gerrard warns it will take big bids to sign his stars

first_img huge blow 1 shining Speaking after his side moved back to within five points of league leaders Hearts after claiming a 3-1 win over Craig Levein’s team, Gerrard said: “I know the CEO at Brighton [Paul Barber] very well. I used to work alongside him at the FA. He’s got my number and he knows where I am.“But he best go to the owners and ask for an awful lot of money if he wants James Tavernier.“That goes for any CEO, any owner, any club that wants my captain. They best go to the bank and get an awful lot of money out – or he’s not going.“I would be surprised if teams don’t come [for Tavernier] because he’s been absolutely fabulous for me. Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? gameday cracker REVEALED REVEALED Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City no dice Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT center_img England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won “Every player has their price but if the price is not right then he does not go anywhere. He stays as my captain.”Gerrard added: “All my players are for sale. Let’s get it out in the open. Every single one of my players is for sale. They have all got a price.“But they are not the old prices. It’s the new prices. So if you want them then come with loads of money and you can have them.” Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star Rangers manager Steven Gerrard admits every one of his key players is available to buy, but warned any suitors they will need to break the bank to buy any of them in January.Brighton are reportedly tracking Gers skipper James Tavernier but the Liverpool legend has now stated it will take a huge bid to land him, or any other members of his squad. Latest Premier League News tense deals Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won REAL DEAL silverware Rangers star James Tavernier is a wanted man. last_img read more