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DiamondDog
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Strasburg continues to steal money from the Nationals.
7 starts in 2 years. $70M spent.

Guaranteed contracts worst thing ever in baseball.


PillPusher
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re: Strasburg continues to steal money from the Nationals.
Are you personally paying his contract? If not, who cares.


D011ahbi11
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re: Strasburg continues to steal money from the Nationals.
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Guaranteed contracts worst thing ever in baseball.


You sound like a bitch


TigernMS12
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re: Strasburg continues to steal money from the Nationals.
He did put the team on his back to win a WS, so there’s that.


DiamondDog
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re: Strasburg continues to steal money from the Nationals.
Just a fan sitting here watching 7 year 300M contracts being ridiculously thrown around when they rarely play enough games, much less perform enough to warrant it.

Ticket prices go up. Going to the park goes up. Costs happen to offset.


The Seaward
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re: Strasburg continues to steal money from the Nationals.
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He did put the team on his back to win a WS, so there’s that.


Yeah, I don’t think the Nationals would complain too much about the 2019 World Series MVP.


DiamondDog
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D011ahbi11


Kind of absurd reaction but OK


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DiamondDog
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Yeah, I don’t think the Nationals would complain too much about the 2019 World Series MVP


So this is what I don’t understand about this sport. You don’t pay for what has happened. You should pay for what will happen. They gave him $280M. He has started 7 games since. That’s not exactly called proportional dividends. Even with a reduced season.


ShaneTheLegLechler
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re: Strasburg continues to steal money from the Nationals.
Is the implication they should have been able to predict he would get hurt?


WestCoastAg
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re: Strasburg continues to steal money from the Nationals.
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You don’t pay for what has happened. You should pay for what will happen
and they thought after he dominated he would continue

Yes. Right now they are disappointed with how things have gone. But rvery team would have done what they did in 2019


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DiamondDog
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re: Strasburg continues to steal money from the Nationals.
Why would you give a 32 year old a $280M 7 year deal. He was never going to live up to that with his mileage and injury history.
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TheeRealCarolina
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re: Strasburg continues to steal money from the Nationals.
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Just a fan sitting here watching 7 year 300M contracts being ridiculously thrown around when they rarely play enough games, much less perform enough to warrant it.

Ticket prices go up. Going to the park goes up. Costs happen to offset.


Plus that’s essentially $35 million in dead money in a sport with a pseudo-salary cap that could be used to improve the roster in other ways.


TheeRealCarolina
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But rvery team would have done what they did in 2019




Not the smart ones.


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ShaneTheLegLechler
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re: Strasburg continues to steal money from the Nationals.
He had started 20+ games every year since 2012


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kywildcatfanone
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re: Strasburg continues to steal money from the Nationals.
They gave it to him.


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Ryan3232
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re: Strasburg continues to steal money from the Nationals.
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Are you personally paying his contract? If not, who cares.
What a weird response..

He’s making a point about how fully guaranteed contracts for that amount of money are crap.


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D011ahbi11
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re: Strasburg continues to steal money from the Nationals.
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7 starts in 2 years. $70M spent.


Your numbers are off. Reduced season in 2020 led to reduced salaries. He got like $9 million last year and not $35 million.

I don’t know why you’re railing against guaranteed contracts. It’s not like he’d have been cut in the off-season this year and they would have saved money.


Ryan3232
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Why would you give a 32 year old a $280M 7 year deal. He was never going to live up to that with his mileage and injury history.

I do, however, agree this is the fault of the team. This is one of those win now moves where you expect to have that crappy baggage in the last half of the contract, but give me 3 elite seasons and its worth it.


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DiamondDog
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re: Strasburg continues to steal money from the Nationals.
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numbers are off. Reduced season in 2020 led to reduced salaries. He got like $9 million last year and not $35 million.



He started 2 games. You think that’s better? Equally bad.


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UnluckyTiger
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re: Strasburg continues to steal money from the Nationals.
Nats fan here. WS MVP, all good. Definitely made of glass though. I don’t think he will come back from this surgery.
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