June 25, 2021

Washington Nationals Rumors: Will Stephen Strasburg quickly return to the Nats this winter? (Federal Baseball)


There were two interesting notes on Stephen Strasburg this week, for those of you who are wondering where the 31-year-old World Series MVP is going to end up signing, after opting out of the final four years and $100M of the 7-year/$175M extension he signed in 2016, and for those of you who are just desperate for anything Washington Nationals-related in what’s been a relatively slow start to the Hot Stove season in D.C.

First, MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand told MLB Network High Heat host Chris Russo that he thinks Strasburg could sign before the Winter Meetings get started on December 8th in San Diego.

“Strasburg is a guy, I think he wants to go back to Washington, Washington wants him back, I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s done before the Winter Meetings,” Feinsand said.

This, of course, is seemingly Feinsand’s opinion, he doesn’t cite any source for his belief in things getting done quickly, but it does come in the weeks after Strasburg opted out, MLB Network analyst Jon Heyman reported that Mike Rizzo and Co. in the Nationals’ front office are, “[endeavoring] to get quick resolutions with Stephen Strasburg and Anthony Rendon so there’s time to move to…

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