|The Nats may never get another chance like this.|
After yesterday's game Strasburg's innings count stands at 159 and 1/3, and true to their word the Nationals announced today that they are shutting him down for the season. They're the best team in baseball, and they are going to voluntarily stop using their number one starter in order to "save him for the future." Wake up. Take a look around. The future is right now. What are you saving him for? Your franchise will never get a better chance to win it's first World Series and bring a title to a city starving for one. Nothing should get in the way of that.
I would understand if it was Strasburg himself (or his agent) that felt this was the right move. He has a long career and future contracts to worry about. But for the team, the opportunity of a lifetime is staring them right in the face, and they're choosing to look the other way.