The Nationals secured Stephen Strasburg's services through the 2023 season on Monday, when the team announced that the pitcher had signed a 7-year, $175 million deal with the organization that drafted him back in 2009.
Besides ensuring that the Nats will be treated to many more outings from a starter with a career ERA of 3.07, it also guaranteed that the 27-year-old will not be departing the nation's capital for a bigger payday.
And — by doing the latter — the new contract proved that this Donald Trump tweet from 2012 was absolutely wrong, and may have been better served staying in the "Drafts" section of the app:
When Strasburg leaves @Nationals for another team for more money, will Washington still like the decision to shut him down for his good?— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 18, 2012
For those of you scoring at home, that'll go down as a swinging strikeout.