The upset Washington Nationals canceled the retirement event for Stephen Strasburg (35), who announced the end of his career. The reason appears to be money.
The Athletic reported on the 8th that the Washington team canceled Strasburg’s retirement press conference scheduled for the 10th (Korean time).
Strasburg previously announced his retirement at the end of last month. It is known that Strasberg is currently unable to lead a normal life due to a serious injury.
At the time, Washington announced that it would hold a press conference for Strasburg’s retirement at Nationals Park, its home stadium. However, this press conference was cancelled.
Additionally, Washington planned to retire Strasburg’s number 37 in 2024. This is because Strasburg contributed greatly to Washington’s first win.
But all this was cancelled. The problem appears to be money. Strasburg hasn’t performed well since signing a seven-year, $245 million contract.
Additionally, after his retirement, he has three years and $105 million remaining on his contract. Of this, $11.4 million will be paid in installments until 2029, but it does not account for a large portion.
The biggest problem is that there is no insurance that is often included when signing a contract with a player at risk of injury. Accordingly, Washington must bear the entire amount.
It is very likely that the sudden cancellation of Strasberg’s retirement press conference was due to friction between Washington and Strasberg in this area.
Strasburg was selected by Washington in the first round of the 2009 rookie draft and entered the major league mound in 2010.바카라
Since then, he has been a top starting pitcher since 2012, and in 2019, he pitched 209 innings in 33 games, recording 18 wins, 6 losses, and an ERA of 3.32. Career high.
In addition, Strasburg appeared in two games of the 2019 World Series, pitching 14 1/3 innings, and led the team to the championship with two wins, no losses, and an ERA of 2.51.
Strasburg, who won the World Series Most Valuable Player (MVP) award for his performance, immediately signed a 7-year contract worth $245 million, but this remained a big mistake for Washington.