WASHINGTON — World Series MVP Stephen Strasburg is joined by Nationals General Manager Mike Rizzo to talk about a multi-million dollar contract after resigning with the team.
Strasburg landed a whopping seven-year $245 million or $35,000,000 a year contract to re-sign with the Washington Nationals following a historic World Series win.
"Last year was a highlight of my career going out there and starting the way we did and finishing the way we did, that's something I'll remember for the rest of my life," said Strasburg during the news conference.
His previous seven-year, $175 million contract with the Nationals already put Strasburg among the top 30 largest contracts in sports. And now with his new claim to fortune, the 31-year-old athlete will be among the top 10 highest-paid athletes.
Strasburg danced around as a free agent before picking the best offer and resigning with the Nationals.
"Stephen Strasburg is one of the premier pitching talents of this generation," Washington Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo said. "His body of work this season and throughout his career proves that and the way he performed this Postseason was nothing short of brilliant. We are looking forward to having Stephen as a part of our team for many years to come."
Strasburg was the number one overall pick in the 2009 MLB draft, and has spent his entire career with the Nationals. During that time he’s been a three-time All-Star, a Silver Slugger before he was named the MVP of the 2019 World Series.