Steven Strasburg, a veteran right-hander who played for the Washington Nationals, is mentioned on Sunday. He once served as Washington’s ace, but became the worst player since signing a contract with the FA.
Strasburg had Tommy John surgery on his elbow ligament for the first time in 12 games since his MLB debut in 2010. Injuries often held him back. However, in his third year in 2012, he started all 28 games and recorded 15 wins (six losses) and an ERA of 3.16. 파워볼게임
In 2013, he recorded eight wins and nine losses with a 3.00 ERA in 30 games. Although he failed to accumulate double-digit wins, he garnered more than 10 wins every year from 2014 to 2019.
He was selected as the National League All-Star in 2012, 2016 and 2017, and posted the record of 18 wins (six losses) in 2019. He posted an ERA of 3.32. He also gave Washington the first World Series trophy since its foundation. He was also named the World Series MVP.
With this accomplishment, Washington became a free agent. The Washington D.C. offered Strasburg a 245 million U.S. dollar, seven-year contract. Then the Washington D.C. and Strasburg accompanied again. However, after signing the contract, the team had a miserable performance.
In 2020, he pitched in only two games and lost one with no win and an ERA of 10.80. In 2021, he pitched in five games, recording one win and two losses and an ERA of 4.57. In 2022, he pitched in one game and suffered a loss. His ERA is 13.50, but he never took the mound this year. After signing a contract with the FA, he pitched in only eight games.
Eventually, he decided to retire in August, but the club canceled the retirement ceremony due to the remaining salary of 105 million dollars. Strasburg asked for all the remaining salary, which is why he is said to have been at odds with the club.
Japanese media “Full Count” pointed out, “There is an advantage of preventing the leakage of major players through long-term contracts, but there is also a disadvantage of becoming a “rogue bond” if they fail to perform.”