Stephen Strasburg Free Agency: Tracking All the Latest Rumors and Updates

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Stephen Strasburg enters free agency after one of the best seasons in his career, which culminated with a World Series MVP with the Washington Nationals.

His impressive 2019 season makes the hard-throwing right-hander one of the top free agent pitchers on the market, along with Gerrit Cole, as the must-have arm for teams this winter.

Every detail and report that surfaces about Strasburg will be monitored and dissected closely until he finally signs. The RADIO.COM Sports team is here to keep you updated on the latest involving Strasburg.

Friday, Dec. 6

Despite signing Zack Wheeler, the Phillies are also interested in Strasburg and Cole, especially Strasburg, according to RADIO.COM Sports Insider Jon Heyman. He also reported the Yankees enjoyed their meeting with Strasburg, but the Nationals still seem like the favorites.

The Los Angeles Angels had a "face-to-face meeting" with Strasburg, per Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register. Fletcher suggests that the fact that the Angels met with Strasburg, rather than just speaking to his agent, Scott Boras, suggests they are doing more than just due-diligence.

Of course, the Angels are expected to compete with the New York Yankees for Orange County native Gerrit Cole.

Thursday, Dec. 5

Washington Nationals owner Mark Lerner revealed that the team can only afford to bring back one of either Strasburg or free agent third baseman Anthony Rendon in an interview with NBC Sports Washington.

"We can only afford to have one of those guys," Lerner said. "They're huge numbers. We already have a large payroll to begin with."

Wednesday, Dec. 4

Strasburg's meeting with the Yankees went well, according to MLB.com's Mark Feinsand, and like their meeting with Cole, dollars were not discussed.

RADIO.COM Sports MLB Insider Jon Heyman also added that the Philadelphia Phillies were "looking at" Strasburg. He points to the Nationals as the favorite, with the Yankees, Dodgers and San Diego Padres — the latter being Strasburg's hometown team — as teams in on the right-hander.

Tuesday, Dec. 3

According to 106.7 The Fan's Chris Russell, Strasburg met with the Los Angeles Dodgers last week and scheduled to meet with other teams this week, including the New York Yankees, Washington Nationals and at least two other West Coast teams.

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