Stephen Strasburg: Officially Opening Day Starter Staff

Update: The Nationals announced Wednesday that Strasburg will start Opening Day,'s Bill Ladson reports.

Recommendation: This decision is hardly surprising, but it cements that Strasburg will get the ball for the season opener against the Marlins on April 1. Strasburg struck out 197 batters last season, but with fewer restrictions on his innings in 2013, he should easily top 200 strikeouts if he makes 30 starts.

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