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Nationals Can’t Risk Big Money on Unproven Talent

Published by on June 12, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

The Washington Nationals drafted phenom Stephen Strasburg with the No. 1 overall pick in the MLB Draft.

No shock. And if they hadn't, the Nats would've escalated even further down the laughing stock chain. But, they now have a problem.

Strasburg's agent is Scott Boras. You know, he who has a pointy tail, horns, a pitch fork, and makes teams sign contracts with their own blood.

Boras is saying it's going to cost the Nats $50 million to sign Strasburg. The Nats need to hold pat and offer Strasburg a fair, but not outlandish deal.

Mark Prior had the biggest contract from the draft of anyone in history, around $20 million. The Nats need to go about $25 million and tell him take it or leave it.

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