Bunts Lick Butts wrote:it would be smart to trade strasburg before dusty gets ahold of him, but they want to win the division, so it's not happening
Nothing but a random thought, but the team that seems like a great fit for the Nats for Strasburg might be ... the Yankees. I mean, rumors suggest they are shopping Andrew Miller, or at least listening. They've also been talking about Brett Gardner. The Yankees could probably find a way to take back a contract if need be, something like Werth's deal. You put in some additional pieces to make everyone happy (Nationals could offer a young arm to put in the mix, in case Strasburg leaves), and it sounds ... on paper ... doable, provided that the Nationals have enough time to go out in the FA market and find a third starter.
Also wonder about the Dodgers. Perhaps they add Chapman without giving up Urias/Seager. Some sort of deal built around Jensen and/or Puig (Puig seems like the type of high ceiling guy that Rizzo would love to roll the dice on) would seem to make sense, but this feels a bit tougher to matchup with than the Yankees.
Dunno, tough team to figure. I wouldn't be surprised if they moved him, but I don't anticipate it being a prospect heavy, "untested" guys type of deal. I also wouldn't be shocked if the Nats listened on Gio Gonzalez. I still say if they can move around enough money, address needs, perhaps move Strasburg, I wouldn't be stunned if they jumped in late on the remaining SP market.