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Can't-miss pitchers often miss

Updated: March 24, 2009, 2:29 PM ET
By Rob Neyer | ESPN.com

Have you heard the news? Another can't-miss pitching prospect is out there. How can't-miss is he? Peter Gammons reports that San Diego State's Stephen Strasburg -- whom agent Scott Boras represents -- might command $50 million in the summer, a figure that of course would obliterate the salary record for an amateur pitcher.

Predictably, there already has been some backlash; in this case, from Nationals president Stan Kasten, who said "silly media hype" surrounds Strasburg. Perhaps, but it's ...

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