From Jon Heyman at SI.com:
The Washington Nationals are primed to select San Diego State star pitcher Stephen Strasburg with the No. 1 overall pick in next month's draft, sources said.
The Nationals will not be scared off by the high price tag expected to be set by the rightander Strasburg, which is believed to be $50 million-plus, a Nationals source said. Asked whether there was any chance they'd take someone else, a team official answered, "No chance I know of."
In a sport where hype is as routine as disappointment, the buzz surrounding Strasburg is palpable. If the chatter is to be believed, this guy will make Tim Lincecum look like Tim Russert. I guess the only suspense left is how close Boras gets to the magical $50M mark.
Earlier: $50 Million?!?!?!? (SoSG)