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    Re: Nats make record offer to Strasburg

    I really cannot see Boras/Strausburg turning down a 15 million dollar deal.

    I mean there have to be people around Strausburg (parents, friends) with enough common sense to know that if he signs for 15 mil he is set for life even if he never pitches in the bigs and if he is everything he is supposed to be he will get the 2016 version of CC Sabathia type money.

    Besides if he holds out, what do you suppose the upside is? I can't see him being offered 15 this year and suddenly he is offered 50 next year by tearing up an independent league. On the other hand the downside is pretty huge if he gets hurt.

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    Re: Nats make record offer to Strasburg

    Quote Originally Posted by krm1580 View Post
    I really cannot see Boras/Strausburg turning down a 15 million dollar deal.

    I mean there have to be people around Strausburg (parents, friends) with enough common sense to know that if he signs for 15 mil he is set for life even if he never pitches in the bigs and if he is everything he is supposed to be he will get the 2016 version of CC Sabathia type money.

    Besides if he holds out, what do you suppose the upside is? I can't see him being offered 15 this year and suddenly he is offered 50 next year by tearing up an independent league. On the other hand the downside is pretty huge if he gets hurt.
    He's adamantly fighting for the type of contract an international free agent could get (i.e. Daisuke). He's trying to set an example, which is why he might not accept 12.5
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    Re: Nats make record offer to Strasburg

    Quote Originally Posted by KoryMac5 View Post
    Heyman of SI says the Nats have offered 12.5 million. A record deal but probably not going to get it done. The Nats may offer a bit more, say 14 million, don't know if Boras will bite. I think the Nats have the leverage here as I can't see the Pads or Pirates offering more next year.
    could be the reds too...but doubtful they'll spend anything either.

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    Re: Nats make record offer to Strasburg

    about an hour left do they get it done

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    Re: Nats make record offer to Strasburg

    Quote Originally Posted by Brutus the Pimp View Post
    He's adamantly fighting for the type of contract an international free agent could get (i.e. Daisuke). He's trying to set an example, which is why he might not accept 12.5
    Who's "he"? Boras or Strasburg?

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    Re: Nats make record offer to Strasburg

    My hunch is they get it done and spread the money over multiple years to get it into the neighborhood of a top FA pitcher signing. The argument will be that he is already ML ready.

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    Re: Nats make record offer to Strasburg

    There is a lot of pressure on the Nats to get this done considering it would be 2 years in a row they didnt sign their guy. Imagine if they had both Crow and Strasburg. What a bad org.

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    #nats are upping their bid from 12.5 mil, according to sources. the game's not over quite yet. 54 mins to go.

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    Re: Nats make record offer to Strasburg

    Quote Originally Posted by edabbs44 View Post
    Who's "he"? Boras or Strasburg?
    Boras
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    Re: Nats make record offer to Strasburg

    Quote Originally Posted by GIDP View Post
    #nats are upping their bid from 12.5 mil, according to sources. the game's not over quite yet. 54 mins to go.

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    Nats bidding against themselves. Always a winning strategy.

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    Re: Nats make record offer to Strasburg

    Quote Originally Posted by JaxRed View Post
    Nats bidding against themselves. Always a winning strategy.
    not really ... Boras has had a lot of guys not sign and go back in again. SS does not have to sign.
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    Re: Nats make record offer to Strasburg

    What I find more surprising is that Ackley hasnt signed.

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    If I was SS, I would compromise by signing a 3 year deal. I forget which writer suggested that approach, but it would allow SS to be arbitration eligible for three years.

    It would suck for the Nats, but I doubt SS signs for something like 5 years unless he is getting paid a lot.

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    Re: Nats make record offer to Strasburg

    Will there be a bell ringing at midnight, or will the deadline pass quietly leaving us to hear about the various outcomes tomorrow morning?

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    Re: Nats make record offer to Strasburg

    lol Baseball Americas blog is lagging out.


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