Rizzo, Boras meet at Dodger Stadium
Nationals acting general manager Mike Rizzo and agent Scott Boras met on Wednesday at Dodgers Stadium, but most of the discussion was not about San Diego State right-hander Stephen Strasburg, who has Boras as an advisor.
According to a baseball source, Rizzo informed Boras that he was going to scout the right-hander on Friday. Rizzo and Boras did not talk about a contract for Strasburg.
The Nationals have the first pick in the 2009 First-Year Player Draft, and Strasburg is expected to be their top choice provided that he is healthy on June 9.
Published reports indicated the Nationals will not be scared off by the price tag — believed to be $50 million-plus — for the right-hander. But the source expects the negotiations between the Nationals and Boras to go down to the wire.