"Why Strasburg Will Be a New York Yankee"

Jimmy CookContributor IJuly 29, 2010

ATLANTA - JUNE 28:  Stephen Strasburg #37 of the Washington Nationals against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on June 28, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Stephen Strasburg, the first overall pick in the 2009 MLB DRAFT, is currently a pitcher for the Washington Nationals.

I know what your thinking,"Tell me something I do not know," well bear with me for a moment and feast your mind on this proposition. Stephen Strasburg, pitching in a World Series, dressed in pinstripes, for the New York Yankees.

Now your interested in this idea, arguably the most talked about rookie pitcher in MLB history playing for the greatest franchise in all of baseball, because when this happens no one will be able to compete.

Just when will this deal happen you ask, well take a sigh of relief because it will not be for quite some time, four years to be exact.

Why, because the Yankees have the cash that any baseball player would kill for, and they don't take no for an answer. Just look at CC Sabathia, he said he'd never play for New York. Then a seven-year, $161 million contract is put on the table and he changes his mind in the blink of an eye.

Strasburg will be in his mid-twenties and reaching the peaking period of his baseball career, while Andy Pettitte,(current pitcher for New York,) will be 41 and possibly retired. The Yankees will be in need of a young, dominant pitcher, and Strasburg will fill that roll perfectly.

To some this may seem like a ridiculous fantasy, while others may keep it in the back of their mind as a reasonable idea. For those who think this impossible, the fact of the matter is we both know that New York has the money and Strasburg has the talent. As for those of you who are confident this will happen,(and when it does,) just remember who told you first.

~James Cook Future Associated Press