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The Nationals were once a low end MLB team. The start of a fresh and fierce franchise happened when the team drafted pitcher Stephen Strasburg.
Since then, the players have flocked to play alongside the talented ace. The team has had numerous key free agent signings, but it seems as if the Nationals are willing to let him dangle on a one year deal.
Stephen Strasburg's agent, Scott Boras, reiterated Monday that the star pitcher is not discussing a contract extension with the Washington Nationals.
"We amicably agreed to a one-year deal," Boras told Fox Sports on Monday. "He's going to pitch, and we'll see where it goes from there. It's something we'll be discussing at the end of the year."
Strasburg, 27, went 11-7 with a 3.46 ERA last season but was limited to just 23 starts because of back and shoulder injuries. The right-hander had surgery in October to remove a non-cancerous growth from his back.
With that being said, Strasburg has a bevy of pitches he can throw and at the age of 27, you can assume he has plenty of good baseball left in him.

Should the Nationals offer Strasburg a long term deal, or let him walk?

Rather take Lincecum over Strasburg any day
@mchlyang @kyleberke idk, I gotta disagree with you on this one, I think at 27 with his bevy of pitches he can throw, he would be an ace on at least half the teams in the league. Granted he's been hurt, but look at his K:BB ratio.. It's very good. He gets guys out at a high rate. With a solid bullpen, he could really pile on wins. I honestly think Max Scherzer went to Washington to play with Steven as well and be the #2 in that rotation
@kyleberke I agree with you, I think he's earned a deal and should be paid for sure
@duckthefodgers maybe Linecum in his prime but now idk
I don't think he's proved that he could become the number one ace for any starting rotation in the Major Leagues and although he might be a solid third, or fourth pitcher in the rotation, I don't think the Nats should invest long term in him especially because his agent is Scott Boras and he is injury prone!
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