All 8 games after signing 323.4 billion won… 2019 WS MVP, Japanese media “rogue bonds,” which has been reduced to the worst “eat and run.”

Japanese media outlet Baseball Channel has compiled a list of the worst “cheaters” in Major League Baseball.

The player mentioned on the 9th is Stephen Strasburg, a veteran right-hander who plays for the Washington Nationals. He was once the ace of the Washington Nationals, but since signing a free agent contract, he has become one of the worst ‘betting’ players.

Strasburg underwent elbow ligament splicing surgery (Tommy John surgery) just 12 games after his MLB debut in 2010. Injuries often held him back. But in 2012, his third year, he started all 28 games and went 15-6 with a 3,16 ERA.

In 2013, he went 8-9 with a 3.00 ERA in 30 games. Although he never accumulated double-digit wins, he won 10 or more games every year from 2014 to 2019.굿모닝토토

He was named a National League All-Star in 2012, 2016, and 2017 and won a career-high 18 games in 2019. He posted a 3.32 ERA. He led Washington to its first World Series (WS) championship in franchise history. He was also named World Series Most Valuable Player (MVP)

He hit free agency. The Nats offered Strasburg a seven-year, $245 million contract. And so the Nats and Strasburg were together again. However, his post-free agency performance was disastrous.

In 2020, he started just two games, going winless and posting a 10.80 ERA. In 2021, he pitched five games with a 1-2 record and a 4.57 ERA. In 2022, he pitched one game and took a loss. This year, he didn’t take the mound at all. After signing as a free agent, he appeared in eight games.

He was supposed to retire in August, but the team canceled the ceremony due to his $150 million remaining salary. Strasburg reportedly demanded all of his remaining salary, which led to a falling out with the team.

“Long-term contracts have the advantage of preventing the outflow of key players, but they also have the disadvantage of becoming ‘bad debts’ if they fail to perform,” said Japanese media outlet Full Count.

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