Strasburg throws a shutout...

  1. You have chosen to ignore posts from georom4. Show georom4's posts

    Strasburg throws a shutout...

    but I guess he wasnt needed in the postseason....

    rule #1 - always play your best players....right, "Bradley should be sent down folks"?

     
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  3. You have chosen to ignore posts from BosoxJoe5. Show BosoxJoe5's posts

    Re: Strasburg throws a shutout...

    Different situation. 

     
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    In response to BosoxJoe5's comment:

    Different situation. 




    Georem has to keep things simple.

    Subtle details elude him....

     
  5. You have chosen to ignore posts from georom4. Show georom4's posts

    Re: Strasburg throws a shutout...

    being bounced by the Cardinals after winning 100 games certainly is a "different" situation

     
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    Different situation. 

     




    Georem has to keep things simple.

     

    Subtle details elude him....



    They don't necessarily elude him, he just ignores them when they don't fit his narrative.

     
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    In response to carnie's comment:

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    Different situation. 

     




    Georem has to keep things simple.

     

    Subtle details elude him....

     



    They don't necessarily elude him, he just ignores them when they don't fit his narrative.

     




    Good point.

     
  8. You have chosen to ignore posts from Ice-Cream. Show Ice-Cream's posts

    Re: Strasburg throws a shutout...

    King Felix and Kershaw also shut down their opponents.  

    Kershaw even hit a home run yesterday.  

     

     
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    gonna be interesting to watch how the Nats' handle Stevie Franchise this time around...

     
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    Imagine having a starting rotation like this,.....    :)

    1. Verlander
    2. King Felix
    3. Weaver
    4. Kershaw
    5. Stratburg

     

     
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    How would the Nationals have done in the post-season if they kept Strasburg off the opening day roster and started his innings limit in May?

     
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    Re: Strasburg throws a shutout...

    In response to georom4's comment:

    being bounced by the Cardinals after winning 100 games certainly is a "different" situation



    Coming back from TJ surgery and having an innings cap to preserve his elbow is much different than bumping player from AA to the bigs and losing a year of service.

     
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    I agreed with what they did. several doctors suggested the same thing. Fans dont care though. then again, its not their potential 200,000,000M investment.

     
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    I agreed with what they did. several doctors suggested the same thing. Fans dont care though. then again, its not their potential 200,000,000M investment.




    it's not? funny, i thought the paying fans pay the salaries....

     
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    In response to georom4's comment:

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    I agreed with what they did. several doctors suggested the same thing. Fans dont care though. then again, its not their potential 200,000,000M investment.

     




    it's not? funny, i thought the paying fans pay the salaries....

     



    True G.  Its entertainment.  No fans, no big contracts.  But, the rationale for the Nats still applies, whether you agree or not:  they were in the process of building a juggernaut.  At the center of that juggernaut was Stasburg.  The innings cap was an attempt to avoid destroying that centerpiece so that the fans could enjoy many years of Nats juggernaut at the expense of a playoff run.  An interesting gambit.  Personally, if I was GM/owner, I probably would have caved and let the kid pitch.  But, looking at their off-season additions, I see that the Nats are serious about giving their fans a bedrock of awesomeness and should compete for titles in the coming years.  They did not want to risk giving the fans that for one playoff run before any of their core guys were even in their primes.  Sure, maybe a shot at a ring only happens once in a blue moon.  But that is not how the Nats are operating.

     
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    In response to SpacemanEephus's comment:

    In response to georom4's comment:

     

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    I agreed with what they did. several doctors suggested the same thing. Fans dont care though. then again, its not their potential 200,000,000M investment.

     




    it's not? funny, i thought the paying fans pay the salaries....

     

     



    True G.  Its entertainment.  No fans, no big contracts.  But, the rationale for the Nats still applies, whether you agree or not:  they were in the process of building a juggernaut.  At the center of that juggernaut was Stasburg.  The innings cap was an attempt to avoid destroying that centerpiece so that the fans could enjoy many years of Nats juggernaut at the expense of a playoff run.  An interesting gambit.  Personally, if I was GM/owner, I probably would have caved and let the kid pitch.  But, looking at their off-season additions, I see that the Nats are serious about giving their fans a bedrock of awesomeness and should compete for titles in the coming years.  They did not want to risk giving the fansthat for one playoff run before any of their core guys were even in their primes.  Sure, maybe a shot at a ring only happens once in a blue moon.  But that is not how the Nats are operating.

     


    and here is something to chew on - i guess they should limit it again...although this time they will keep in mind postseason plans...but im glad im not a nats fan...seriously livid...

     
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    I agreed with what they did. several doctors suggested the same thing. Fans dont care though. then again, its not their potential 200,000,000M investment.

     




    it's not? funny, i thought the paying fans pay the salaries....

     

     



    True G.  Its entertainment.  No fans, no big contracts.  But, the rationale for the Nats still applies, whether you agree or not:  they were in the process of building a juggernaut.  At the center of that juggernaut was Stasburg.  The innings cap was an attempt to avoid destroying that centerpiece so that the fans could enjoy many years of Nats juggernaut at the expense of a playoff run.  An interesting gambit.  Personally, if I was GM/owner, I probably would have caved and let the kid pitch.  But, looking at their off-season additions, I see that the Nats are serious about giving their fans a bedrock of awesomeness and should compete for titles in the coming years.  They did not want to risk giving the fansthat for one playoff run before any of their core guys were even in their primes.  Sure, maybe a shot at a ring only happens once in a blue moon.  But that is not how the Nats are operating.

     

     


    and here is something to chew on - i guess they should limit it again...although this time they will keep in mind postseason plans...but im glad im not a nats fan...seriously livid...

     



    huh?  don't be obtuse.  no one said anything about limiting innings again.

     

     
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    Re: Strasburg throws a shutout...

    The data supporting what the Nationals did with Strasburg last year is overwhelming.

    The kid is 24 years old, the Nationals have 10+ years to think about, they did what is best for them and Strasburg in the long term.

     
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    I really disagree with georom in the OP.  The 100 wins showed the Nationals have staying power and will be back with this young team.  Strasburg was coming off tommy john surgery, to say nothing of his age/experience.  Why gamble on what looks like a terrific future? 

    Or think about this.  Why give the Washington fans a WS in the first year Washington--stretching back many decades (Washington, first in war, first in peace, and last in the American League)--was even competitive? 

     
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    I really disagree with georom in the OP.  The 100 wins showed the Nationals have staying power and will be back with this young team.  Strasburg was coming off tommy john surgery, to say nothing of his age/experience.  Why gamble on what looks like a terrific future? 

    Or think about this.  Why give the Washington fans a WS in the first year Washington--stretching back many decades (Washington, first in war, first in peace, and last in the American League)--was even competitive? 



    dont know why my response was deleted but i will say it again - Strasburg has NO LIMITS for this year...so basically what you folks are saying who supported this move that those 5 starts or so in the postseason (maybe 35 innings) would have jeopardized his career and shortened it? Really? I can understand puling him off of some starts late in the year after they made the playoffs but to sit him for the remainder of the season, including pennant games? over 35 innings?  

    please tell me again how that was a good idea...

     
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    Re: Strasburg throws a shutout...

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    please tell me again how that was a good idea...



    I think you have been told enough

    to me what the nats did was a no brainer

    but I give you this georom

    IMO your point will have merit if

    and only if

    the nats fail to make the PO

    twice in the next five yrs

    nat's are betting they will be

    and you act like it was a fluke

    that they made the PO and had to take the risk

     

     

    BTW didn't they get knocked out by a blown save ?

     
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    LOL! love the new avatar zac

     
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    LOL! love the new avatar zac



    thanks mef ?

    I find yours most interesting as well

     

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