Trump, Nationals celebrate at White House

Trump, Nationals celebrate at White House

Sources informed of the move Saturday.

With Strasburg opting out of $100 million in guaranteed money, he will likely be looking to command a long-term lucrative contract. He'll receive an additional $30 million in deferred money from the Nationals over the next three seasons regardless of where he signs, according to Cot's Contracts.

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump honored the World Series champion Nationals at the White House on Monday, though more than a half-dozen players skipped the ceremony on the South Lawn.

Strasburg, 31, went 18-6 over 33 starts for the Nationals.

In the postseason, Strasburg went on to win five more games for Washington in route to the franchise's first World Series crown.

Just a few days later, however, the roster has already begun to change.

Strasburg, who is represented by Scott Boras, is a career 112-58 with a 3.17 ERA and 1,695 strikeouts over 1,428⅔ innings.

For the first time in his career, Stephen Strasburg is a free agent.

And then Adam Eaton - who had joined the team for a lineup reading when the Nats visited during the break between the NLCS and World Series - came in and drank a beer through his shirt like Capitals winger T.J. Oshie became famous for doing. Zimmerman gets a $2 million buyout. That could very well be the case again with Cole and Strasburg. During the regular season and even into the postseason Strasburg made it clear that while opting out of his contract was possible his goal was to try to stay as part of the Nationals organization. He was on the disabled list during seven of his 10 seasons, all but 2012, 2014 and this year.

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