No matter how good Steven Strasburg is or will be, the Nationals can take solace in the fact that even if he’s a bust, they would have $1.5 million in a day off of him. Not bad, for a day at least.
At a four-year, $15.1 million contract, Stephen Strasburg is not your typical low-priced rookie. But that doesn’t mean he can’t pay for himself pretty quickly.
In fact, if Strasburg is as good as advertised, the Nationals might be able to do more than $15 million in business on Strasburg alone by the end of next season.
What we do know is that we’re projecting that Strasburg’s debut game tonight in Washington is worth more than $1.5 million to the Nationals. And that’s likely more than any one player has ever been worth to an organization for a single game.
So there you go Nationals fans, at least you have that. Just in case you need it down the line.
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