The Nationals were one minute and 17 seconds away from disaster on signing deadline night. But right before the witching hour, they signed Stephen Strasburg, who weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re going to dub Ã¢â‚¬Å“The SaviorÃ¢â‚¬Â around these parts.
And you know what? Suddenly, the prospects for one of the biggest laughing-stock franchises in sports arenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t looking that bad anymore. And it all starts with Strasburg. I havenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t seen much of him, but from what I have seen during the Olympics and his senior year at San Diego State, he has a nasty hook and has a 100-mph burner.
Not only that, but Strasburg has the It Factor. HeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s not the household name that a LeBron or Sid the Kid is Ã¢â‚¬â€œ he logically should be, which warrants future investigation of baseballÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s marketing tendencies on this site, so keep your eyes peeled Ã¢â‚¬â€œ but fans of the sport know exactly who he is.