Stephen Strasburg's Top 5 Potential Landing Spots In Free Agency

Tim Kelly
November 06, 2019 - 8:34 am
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If Game 6 of the World Series was Stephen Strasburg's final start as a Washington National, he finished on about as high of a note as possible.

Following a regular season that will likely net him a top five finish in National League Cy Young Award voting, Strasburg capped off a career-defining postseason by pitching 8.1 innings in a win-or-go-home Game 6 of the 2019 World Series. The Nationals won Game 6 7-2, and ultimately pulled out a Game 7 victory, with Strasburg being named World Series MVP.

Even as the team continued to celebrate the first World Series title in franchise history, Strasburg - a Scott Boras client - opted out of the final four years and $100 million on his contract. At the height of his powers, the three-time All-Star will certainly get a larger deal on the free-agent market, both in terms of years and average annual value.

The Nationals appear to have a strong chance to retain Strasburg, but here's a look at all the possible ways the market for the 10-year veteran could play out: