DMV is a daily roundup of District-Maryland-Virginia (mostly) sporting links.
With 77 seconds left before the deadline, the Nats signed Stephen Strasburg to a four-year, $15.1 million deal. And it was “acting” GM Mike Rizzo who reportedly got it done. [Washington Post]
As a result, Steinz temporarily puts the brakes on his Nats Fail Campaign to list his 15.1 observations about the deal. [D.C. Sports Bog]
The deal is a win-win-win for Strasburg, Boras and the Nats’ front office. [NBC Washington]
Thom Loverro breaks out the hyperbole wand, saying that fans expect Strasburg to be the second coming of Walter Johnson. Huh. [Washington Times]
Further hyperbole: Jeff Passan says Strasburg needs to be Griffey Jr., otherwise the Nats fail (again). The Nats signed the best player available to a reasonable deal, all things considering — if he doesn’t pan out, that doesn’t reflect poorly on the front office. [Yahoo! Sports]
Portis will play in Saturday night’s preseason game. He’s “ecstatic.” [Washington Times]
The Redskins rookies get taped to the goal posts. [Redskins Blog]
Ed. Redskins note: CSN said DeAngelo Hall was running routes and working out with the WRs yesterday, although I can’t find it in print anywhere.
Catching up with ex-Maryland star John Gilchrist, who now plays pro ball Down Under. [Terps Insider]
Greg Paulus officially named the Syracuse starting QB. [Troy Nunes Is an Absolute Magician]
Our friend Mike Tunison, aka Christmas Ape, has a book coming out today. Read more then buy. [KSK]
Former Bullet Jeff Ruland is now the basketball coach at University of D.C. [Y! Sports]
Today: O’s-Tampa (7:05); Colorado-Nats (7:05)