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The Washington Nationals have brought back starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg on a record deal worth $245 million over seven years. Strasburg opted out of the remaining four years and $100 million on his old contract. His new deal makes him the highest paid pitcher of all time, but Gerrit Cole is likely to top that this offseason. Strasburg was 18-6 and posted a 3.32 ERA with 251 strikeouts over 209 innings during the 2019 regular season. He was also phenomenal for the World Series champs throughout their playoff run. Strasburg remains one of the top pitchers entering the 2020 season.
Washington Nationals principal owner Mark Lerner said that the team can't afford to re-sign both starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg and third baseman Anthony Rendon this offseason. "Theyre huge numbers. We already have a really large payroll to begin with," Lerner said. Washington could still bring both players back, but it's highly unlikely. Strasburg, who was named World Series MVP, it the more likely of the two to stay in D.C., and the Dodgers and Rangers have been pursuing Rendon heavily. Both Stras and Rendon were instrumental in the Nationals winning their first ever World Series title, and both players will come off the board early in next year's fantasy drafts no matter what uniform they are wearing.
The Philadelphia Phillies are looking at starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg. They are also believed to be the top current bidder for starting pitcher Zack Wheeler as they attempt to bolster their starting rotation heading into 2020 and beyond. Strasburg and Gerrit Cole are the top free-agent arms available, with Wheeler a close third on that list. It's believed that Strasburg prefers to stay in Washington, but he might chase the most dollars this winter. The Yankees, Dodgers and Padres are also linked to Strasburg. After an excellent season and even better playoffs that saw him win the World Series MVP, Stras will be a high-end fantasy starter wherever he lands.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have met with third baseman Anthony Rendon, who some high-ranking officials believe will be the first big free agent to come off the board this winter. Rendon has already met with the Rangers as well. The 29-year-old led the team to a World Series title and finished third in National League MVP voting in 2019. Rendon's friends think he's more interested in a deal in the range of five years, presumably for a higher average annual salary. No matter where Rendon lands, he'll be one of the most coveted fantasy third baseman.
The Washington Nationals agreed to a two-year, $10 million deal to re-sign catcher Yan Gomes on Wednesday night, according to sources. Gomes will rejoin Kurt Suzuki for Washington's catching tandem in 2020 as they try to defend their World Series title. The 32-year-old was the least effective of the two options in D.C. last year, hitting only .223/.316/.389 with 12 home runs and 43 RBI in 314 at-bats. He's a better real-life player for depth than a fantasy one, so Gomes is only really attractive in two-catcher or single-universe leagues.