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Signing Stephen Strasburg: The Audacity of Hope

Published by on June 9, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB



The talk is of how much money Stephen Strasburg will demand; the talk is of his likelihood to perform in the major leagues as a can’t-miss prospect where so many others have indeed, missed. But there is disproportionate silence on what matters most about this draft and this prospect, on this one day.

It is the first task in a quite a while that the Washington Nationals absolutely can’t fail at. Today is a day for hope.

Fan promotions, team management, spelling, timekeeping, kosher menu items, fireworks—they have all gone spectacularly wrong this year for the Nationals. Strasburg, even with his $50 million dollar request on the table, is the one thing the Nationals have to get right. It ...

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