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Draft not perfect, but three teams got exactly what they wanted

Originally Published: August 18, 2009
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Mark J. Rebilas/US Presswire

It came to down to the very last minute, but the Nationals got their man in Stephen Strasburg.

By Peter Gammons, ESPN

Stephen Strasburg was so important to the Washington Nationals franchise that in the waning hours of their negotiations with Scott Boras, they had 22 people in their "war room."

The Nationals had started out the day at $12.5 million, and listened to a Boras proposal that would have landed ...

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