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Postby NewAtThisGame » Mon May 18, 2009 12:49 am

What do u think the chances are he gets signed and called up by the Nats this season? I don't like the odds of it happening with SBoras as his agent.
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Re: Stephen Strasburg's Question

Postby Wladimer » Mon May 18, 2009 4:49 am

I would think he has to get the call up this season. If the Nats take him, I'm guessing he gets a major league contract with a call-up clause similar to what Ross Detwiler got.
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Re: Stephen Strasburg's Question

Postby raiders_umpire » Mon May 18, 2009 4:27 pm

If he is called up this year for some reason, I am pretty confident in it being in September when his service time will not count.
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Re: Stephen Strasburg's Question

Postby Papelbon Fire » Mon May 18, 2009 5:13 pm

As bad as the Nats are, I really think it'd be stupid for them to throw him right into the majors. As remarkable as he's been in college, he's only seen college hitters and college hitters are not major leaguers. I think they'd be wise to start him in AA for 1 or 2 starts and the Trip-A for 2 or 3 starts and then assess where he's at. Not worth the risk for immediate results, and by the time the draft occurs, which is in about 3 weeks, the Nats could very well be out of playoff contention, it's a stretch but it could be true based on how they've been playing and how competitive that division is. Just a thought.
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Re: Stephen Strasburg's Question

Postby Bobbleheadrusty » Tue May 19, 2009 6:01 am

raiders_umpire wrote:If he is called up this year for some reason, I am pretty confident in it being in September when his service time will not count.


Considering the type of contract (years/dollars) that he is rumored to want I dont think service time is going to matter.
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Re: Stephen Strasburg's Question

Postby Diamond Miners » Tue May 19, 2009 9:01 am

I've got him on my team, and considering the most I'll likely be able to keep him is 4-5 years depending on when he gets called up and how many innings he pitches in 2009. But considering all the hype, I'll definitely be shopping him around this offseason, just to see what I can get.

Prior came straight out, and he had only 3 seasons where he started more then 20 games, and 1 of those seasons he only started 21. Now I've not heard much about Strasburg's mechanics, so if anybody wants to link to a video or article it would be appreciated.

Does anybody know how many innings he's thrown this year? What about last year?
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Re: Stephen Strasburg's Question

Postby Steve-o » Tue May 19, 2009 11:07 pm

Here's one of the better videos I have seen.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4COcLZgmFyk

Year - IP
2007 - 37.0
2008 - 97.1
2009 - 94.1

I had always remembered reading that his mechanics were fine, but this and this article imply otherwise.
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Re: Stephen Strasburg's Question

Postby Diamond Miners » Wed May 20, 2009 7:56 am

Good luck, feel free to PM me
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Re: Stephen Strasburg's Question

Postby nate128 » Wed May 20, 2009 3:02 pm

Diamond Miners, that is the sweetest Strasburg video yet!
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Re: Stephen Strasburg's Question

Postby Diamond Miners » Wed May 20, 2009 6:53 pm

Steve-o wrote:Here's one of the better videos I have seen.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4COcLZgmFyk

Year - IP
2007 - 37.0
2008 - 97.1
2009 - 94.1

I had always remembered reading that his mechanics were fine, but this and this article imply otherwise.


With the latest news saying he would start in the minors and be a Sept callup, I might see if the minor league pitching coaches have any effect on him. With lots of comparisons to Prior, I'm a little nervous about the guy and going to see what my league's trade market has for him.
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