Stephen Strasburg Officially Retires; Avoided The Sweep; Minor League Check-In

Bustin’ Loose Baseball

08-04-2024 • 46 mins

Episode 107, FULL SHOW -- Several months ago, everyone thought that Stephen Strasburg had retired, and he was set to say his farewells to the fanbase. But behind the scenes, things didn't go as planned and his scheduled retirement did not happen. Following Saturday's game against the Phillies, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reported that the Nationals and Stephen Strasburg officially came to an agreement on the financial terms of his retirement. Grant Paulsen & Tobi Altizer reflect on the special career of the 2019 World Series MVP Stephen Strasburg, as his illustrious career comes to an end; The Phillies were in town for a weekend series, and took the first two games of the series, keeping the Nats offense relatively quiet. But MacKenzie Gore took the mound for the home team on Sunday and put forth a strong performance to help lift the Nats to a win to avoid being swept by Philadelphia. Grant & Tobi recap the series that was and highlight the best and worst from the weekend; James Wood and the Rochester Red Wings are finally playing games again after 4 days worth of postponed games. Grant & Tobi take a look at how the Nationals top Minor Leaguers are performing as their seasons are underway across the system. Plus, some recognition for OF Jesse Winker, who has supplied the Nationals with a surprising attribute that not many were expecting from the former All-Star slugger. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit