There is little for Blue Jays news.
Stephen Strasburg has decided to opt out of the remaining four years and $100MM on his contract with the Nationals. I want to type those words again. Decided to opt out of a contract that would pay him $100 million over the next four years.
Words you never think you will see.
A person has a piece of paper (legal and everything) that says someone will pay him $100 million dollars and he says ‘let’s rip that up’.
Now, I don’t begrudge players for for making a lot of money. In my view, I’d rather the players have the money than the owners.
But I find it hard to imagine saying ‘no that $100 million you were to pay me, that just isn’t enough’. It would be interesting to do. For me, even if I had a talent that had someone said ‘I want to pay you $100 million dollars’ (I can juggle...but that seems to be the end of my talents), I can’t, as the son of an immigrant bricklayer, imagine saying ‘no that’s not enough for me’. I mean, for one thing, it would kill my dad.
Not that this is a judgement on Strasburg, he has a talent that I can’t imagine having.
It does sound like he and the Nationals will try to come up with a new deal, but, if he were to make it to the free agent market, he and Gerrit Cole would be the number 1 and 2 free agent starting pitchers on the market (with Anthony Rendon being at the top of the position player list).
Which leads us to a question, presuming they would sign with the Jays (which likely isn’t true), and presuming unlimited money (also unlikely), which one would you want to sign (yeah, I know, unlimited money, why not both?).
Presuming unlimited money, and that they would sign with the Jays, who would you rather sign?
This poll is closed