Re: Remember the Strasburg Decision? How did that work out for the Nats?
posted at 3/23/2013 9:33 AM EDT
In response to Joebreidey's comment:
In response to georom4's comment:
I'd give you the reasons for it, but I'm amused by seeing Geo flounder around.
Hint-The reason isn't that Strasbourg's replacement pitched a shutout in the playoffs. That's actually the argument against starting JBJ.
actually joey im certain of my decision...just as i argued that the nats would lose in the playoffs despite winning 100 games if they pulled this idiocy, and that middlebrooks should keep his job and send youk packing...
you? argued against both moves....why would you be right about Bradley?
I was right on both decisions.
Unless you can argue that Strasburg would've pitched better than Jackson's shutout, and unless you can argue against the laws of physics and that Strasburg would've been credited for two wins in he game that Jackson won, then you have no argument. Unless the laws of physics cease to exist in your cranium.
Middlebrooks did well, but what did that get us? Is last place any more comfortable winning 69 instead of 68?
And since you asked nicely about why I am right about Bradley, the reason why I'd start him is because there isn't much downside. A minor leaguer is taking the #13 slot on offense either way. So why not keep JBJ up for a couple of weeks to see what he can do and excite the crowds a bit. And if does well, it means we don't have to rush Papi.
joey, what effect do you think the nat players felt when they worked all season long and dominated only to realize that their ace (although i know Gio was as impressive if not more) was not going to pitch in the postseason? imagine the Marlins shutting down beckett in rookie year or the sox ditching schilling in 2004....would that be Ok with you?
this is what you never get...the big picture...just like with beckett - oh its only chicken and beer they all do it...and then when the cancer spreads and affects the TEAM, you fall back on individual stats to try to explain it away....make no mistake about it - the nationals blew it by shutting down Strassburg (when is the last time the Sox won 100 games?) that was an epic choke (like the 2011 Sox) and the GM failed the team and the fans....
JB situation certainly isnt as dire, and if the sox send him down for control, so be it - and if the sox were a contender and loaded at the position, that would make sense...but after a 69 win season and new guys having av avg age of 30something? forego the control, let him start and rip it up...
btw, what logic are you talking about? were the nationals a better team with or without Strasburg playing?