Nationals Say They've Offered Strasburg Record Deal

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

WASHINGTON (AP) - Washington Nationals president Stan Kasten says the team made No. 1 overall draft pick Stephen Strasburg a record-breaking contract offer.

Kasten also says in an interview with The Associated Press on Saturday there is a "very real possibility" Strasburg might not sign with the Nationals.

The Nationals have until midnight Monday to sign Strasburg, a right-handed pitcher from San Diego State whose fastball has been clocked at 102 mph.

According to Kasten, the Nationals offered Strasburg more than the record $10.5 million Mark Prior got from the Cubs after the 2001 draft.

Kasten says Strasburg's agent, Scott Boras, is pushing for a new method of determining what drafted players are worth.

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