San Diego Padres: 4 reasons why Pads are favorites to land Strasburg

HOUSTON, TEXAS - OCTOBER 29: Stephen Strasburg #37 of the Washington Nationals delivers the pitch against the Houston Astros during the first inning in Game Six of the 2019 World Series at Minute Maid Park on October 29, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TEXAS - OCTOBER 29: Stephen Strasburg #37 of the Washington Nationals delivers the pitch against the Houston Astros during the first inning in Game Six of the 2019 World Series at Minute Maid Park on October 29, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) /
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The Nats might have to choose between Rendon or Strasburg

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The Washington Nationals didn’t bring back Bryce Harper and instead decided to spend on starting pitching and perhaps save for this offseason when they would have to pay for Anthony Rendon.

Well, Stephen Strasburg is also a free agent so GM Mike Rizzo is faced with a big question: Who do you want to give the money to?

Anthony Rendon seems to be the answer, as he is an everyday player in addition to the fact that even without Strasburg the Nats will still have a strong rotation that would include Max Scherzer and Patrick Corbin.

So, it seems like if that happens then Strasburg could slide into the San Diego Padres lap if Ron Fowler is on board.

It’s time for him to come home

Stephen Strasburg completely dominated at San Diego State, a journey that led to being the #1 overall pick.

He has done his job with the Nats, which was to win a World Series, so why not come back home and live with his family.

He and his wife’s parents live in San Diego County, so I think he would be happy if he could take a 20-minute drive to Petco Park every day instead of being across the country.

And why not do it for his late coach Tony Gwynn?

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It is going to be an interesting decision for Strasburg, but if he is on board why wouldn’t the San Diego Padres be?