The Show: Advice for Strasburg

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The Washington Nationals will formally introduce top pick Stephen Strasburg today at 2 pm et, and the Nats sold over 6,000 $1 tickets to the presser.

Meanwhile, this week on The Show, Tiffany Simons and Matt Stroup offer some advice for Strasburg, hoping he learns a few lessons from the mistakes of former #1’s. Cameos from Delmon Young, Chase Utley, Anna Benson, and more. Enjoy.

Ian Kinsler signs a two-year deal with the Padres

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Ken Rosenthal reports that Ian Kinsler is signing with the San Diego Padres on a two-year, $8 million deal.

A surprising multi-year deal for Kinsler, who will turn 37 next season, but it’s a pretty low financial outlay for the Padres. An understandably low one following a year in which Kinsler hit just .240/.301/.380 with 14 home runs and 16 stolen bases for the Angels and Red Sox. He can still pick it at the keystone, however, taking home Gold Glove honors there last season. He’ll turn 37 next June.

Kinsler will likely bump Luis Urias from second to short until top prospect Fernando Tatis, Jr. is called up to San Diego, at which point one presumes Urias will then, in turn, bump Kinsler off of second base into a bench role, at least if Urias performs. Given that Kinsler will not make much money on this deal, it’s not something the Padres are likely to sweat.