When you become the highest-paid pitcher in the history of baseball, you start to generate quite the reaction.
For Stephen Strasburg, who signed a seven-year, $245 million contract to return to the Nationals Monday, the reaction from his teammates has been all positive.
Adam Eaton and Sean Doolittle were the first to congratulate their World Series MVP.
Merry Strasmas! pic.twitter.com/wekS5SizfJ— Obi-Sean Kenobi Doolittle (@whatwouldDOOdo) December 9, 2019
Strasburg opted out of the remaining four years and $100 million of the seven-year, $175 million deal he signed in 2016 after a legendary postseason run and the best regular season of his career.
It's yet to be seen how the Nationals fill out the rest of their roster, but whoever's on the roster come March 26, they'll surely be glad to see Strasburg take the mound every fifth day.
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