Washington Nationals: 3 potential landing spots for Stephen Strasburg

WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 02: Stephen Strasburg #37 of the Washington Nationals speaks during a parade to celebrate the Washington Nationals World Series victory over the Houston Astros on November 2, 2019 in Washington, DC. This is the first World Series win for the Nationals in 95 years. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 02: Stephen Strasburg #37 of the Washington Nationals speaks during a parade to celebrate the Washington Nationals World Series victory over the Houston Astros on November 2, 2019 in Washington, DC. This is the first World Series win for the Nationals in 95 years. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images) /
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Suitor #2: New York Yankees

Stephen Strasburg is going to be highly coveted but he might be coveted by teams because they strike out on getting the services of Gerrit Cole.

And the Yankees fall right into that category.

Gerrit Cole is rumored to want to return to the West Coast where he grew up and if that is true and he ends up with the Los Angeles Angels, Los Angeles Dodgers, or San Diego Padres, then I think the Yankees could enter in the race for the reigning World Series MVP.

I don’t see Strasburg initially wanting to go there, as I don’t see him as a guy that wants to be in the biggest market possible but if Brian Cashman shows keen interest and really convinces Strasburg that they can build around him then they might have a chance, just not as good of a chance as the Padres or the Nationals.

Regardless, the Yankees do have a hole which is the starting pitching so adding Strasburg would definitely help the pitching staff and could vault the Yankees further into the postseason in 2020 if they matchup against the Gerrit Cole-less Houston Astros, which they pushed to six games in this past season’s American League Championship Series.

Let’s move on to the 3rd suitor.