Saturday, March 21, 2009

The Strasburg Watch

Looks like uber-prospect Steven Strasburg keeps humming along:

  • Yesterday: vs. BYU at Tony Gwynn Stadium.
  • His line: 7 innings, 2 hits, 0 runs, 2 walks, 15 strikeouts.
  • Result: No decision in 4-2 loss (left with 2-0 lead)
  • For the season: 4-0 record, 1.57 ERA, 34 1/3 innings, 21 hits, 7 runs, 6 earned runs, 7 walks, 74 strikeouts

This guy cannot be for real! More than 2 K's per IP? That's just silly, cartoon stuff.

Thanks to our own Ed Werder-like "Strasburg Correspondent", Dan in San Diego, for the tip.



UPDATE: Guess who Strasburg's agent is and guest what he's already floating out there (emphasis mine):

ESPN.com's Peter Gammons heard from some club officials that top amateur pitcher Stephen Strasburg and his agent, Scott Boras, could demand $50MM over six years if he's selected first overall by the Nationals in the June draft. If the Nationals pick Strasburg and seem unwilling to pay him as much as he wants, Boras could threaten to send the prospect to pitch in Japan for a year. If the Nats are scared off, the Mariners and Padres are next in line for Strasburg.
Seriously? This will create havoc and such an uproar, trying to get a college kid FREE AGENT dollars....

2 comments:

Dan Whitney said...

I'll try to get something better than an awful cell-phone camera out to one of his starts

Dan Whitney said...

By the way here's a radio interview he did a few weeks ago on a local sports talk show. Seems like a pretty good guy, has his head on straight.

http://a1135.g.akamai.net/f/1135/18227/1h/cchannel.download.akamai.com/18227/podcast/SANDIEGO-CA/KLSD-AM/Interview-Stephen%20Strasberg%20%28March%205%2C%202009%29.mp3?CPROG=PCAST&MARKET=SANDIEGO-CA&NG_FORMAT=sports&SITE_ID=5629&STATION_ID=KLSD-AM&PCAST_AUTHOR=XTRA_Sports_1360&PCAST_CAT=Sports/Talk&PCAST_TITLE=Josh_and_Brian_Podcasts