This is very much a watershed moment for the Washington Nationals franchise. Trade Strasburg, and start a minor rebuild. Keep him, and commit to a potentially risky future for a pitcher who has already been bogged down by injuries a few times in his career. It’s hard to say which direction is the best for the Nationals. Strasburg’s future still looks bright, but do the Nationals see him as a part of their future?
The 2015-16 offseason is a crucial once for the Washington Nationals, and they have no bigger decision to make than deciding the place of Stephen Strasburg in their long-term plan. This could go either way, and a decision in either direction is defensible.