Stephen Strasburg (35, Washington), 카지노 the leading fastball pitcher in the major leagues, decided to put the ball down after failing to bloom again.
On the 25th, the American media reported Strasburg’s decision to retire, saying he had decided to take off his uniform.
Strasburg was praised as having the greatest talent of all time and signed a large contract with an astronomical amount, but left his short heyday behind and suffered from injuries and eventually left the mound.
Strasburg was considered one of the best prospects in college and was drafted by Washington with the first overall pick in the 2009 draft. With his 160 km/h fastball at the forefront, he debuted in the big leagues the following year and played an active role with an average ERA of 2.91 with 5 wins and 3 losses, and in 2012 he achieved a double-digit multiplier for the first time.
After that, from 2014 to 2019, he achieved double-digit multipliers for six consecutive years, and in particular, in 2019, he was responsible for Washington’s two wins in the World Series after 18 wins (6 losses) in the regular season and led the championship. At the time, he won the Most Valuable Player (MVP) and also wrote a record of winning the World Series MVP for the first time among the first overall draft picks.
Naturally, Washington signed Strasburg to a long-term contract shortly thereafter. He signed a super-large contract worth 245 million dollars (about 325.3 billion won) for 7 years, but after that his heyday was over and injuries came. Strasburg had surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome in 2020, the first year of his contract, and ended the season with a 1-loss ERA of 10.80.
This year, he couldn’t start a game at all, and as the stagnation period was prolonged due to injury, he finally decided to take off his uniform. As a result, after signing a 7-year contract, Strasburg pitched in 8 games for 4 years, throwing 31.1 innings and winning 1, ending his career as a player. Even after his next year, another contract with a total annual salary of $ 105 million (approximately 139.2 billion won) for 3 years until 2026 remains. It’s a contract already in place, so Washington must pay Strasburg all of it.