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|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||195.00||18.00||7.00||0.00||3.23||1.11||208.00||63.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs San Francisco|| 10.0||1||0|| 5.40||0||2||11|
|vs LHB|| 95.0||0||0|| 2.84||0||22||93|
|vs RHB|| 120.0||0||0|| 3.38||0||21||149|
|Last 10 Games|
Agent Boras denies report Nationals' Strasburg wants to be traded
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(1/21/15) Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg isn't eligible for free agency until after the 2016 season, but a report surfaced this week claiming Strasburg is available in a trade and open to leaving Washington.
However, Strasburg's agent -- Scott Boras -- made sure to deny the report Wednesday at the press conference of another one of his clients -- Max Scherzer, who just signed a seven-year deal with the Nationals.
“We don’t know where that came from,” Boras said Wednesday, per The Washington Times. “Stephen Strasburg wants to play here and wants to be with Max Scherzer and grow. I don’t know who the writer was, but the writer certainly never called us and he never called Stephen.”
The Nationals selected Strasburg with the No. 1 pick in the 2009 MLB draft. He made the All-Star team in 2012 and is 43-30 with a 3.02 ERA in five MLB seasons.
Nationals, RHP Stephen Strasburg avoid arbitration
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(1/16/15) The Nationals have agreed to terms with right-hander Stephen Strasburg, avoiding arbitration for the 2015 season, per the team's official website. According to the Washington Post, Strasburg will receive $7.4 million in 2015. He made $3.975 million in 2014.
Strasburg, 26, registered an 3.14 ERA, a 1.12 WHIP and 242:43 K:BB ratio over 34 starts (215 innings) in 2014. He lost his only start in the postseason, coughing up two runs -- one earned -- over five innings of work. He has a career 3.02 ERA through his first five seasons in the majors.
Stephen Strasburg lasts five innings in postseason debut
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(10/3/14) Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg lasted just five innings in his postseason debut Friday.
Strasburg proved to be hittable during the outing, giving up eight hits to the Giants. Strasburg attempted to limit the damage, as all eight hits were singles. Despite that, the Giants were able to strike in both the third and fourth innings. With men in scoring position, Joe Panik singled home a run in the third. Brandon Belt managed to do the same with a man on second the following inning.
Strasburg finished allowing two runs on eight hits over five innings. He struck out two and walked one during the outing. Strasburg was saddled with the loss.
|2014 Summary: Reality may have finally caught up to expectations for Stephen Strasburg in 2014. Yes, his 14-11 record still left something to be desired, especially pitching for a contender, and he still had those occasional starts that make you wonder how he could be so hittable with such great stuff. But he finally took on an ace workload, his 215 innings ranking 14th in baseball, and his 242 strikeouts tied for the NL lead. You can't really ask for much more from a No. 1.|
Playing time status: For all the criticism the Nationals invited when they shut Strasburg down after 159 1/3 innings in his first year back from Tommy John surgery, their decision to bring him along slowly has made him as safe as you could hope for in the two years since. He had bone chips removed from the same elbow late in 2013, but given the season he just had, that's clearly a non-issue.
2015 Outlook: Just at face value, Strasburg had an encouraging 2014, but some of the strides he made peripherally suggests his 2015 could be even better. Most notably, he trimmed his walk rate to 1.8 per nine innings, putting him within shouting distance of the Cliff Lee golden standard for control. With the kind of stuff he has, that could pave way for a Cy Young award at some point. You'll find steadier starting pitchers than Strasburg on Draft Day, but you won't find many with his upside. He's a top-10 option for sure.
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