Re: It seems like only yesterday a team from DC was winning the World Series...
posted at 10/13/2012 12:07 PM EDT
In response to georom4's comment:
In response to notin's comment:
In response to southpaw777's comment:
You mean Stephen Strasburg, right? If I were the owner and dipped that much cash into a very young superstar type pitcher, which dont come along everyday, I wouldve sat him to. More than one doctor suggested it was the best thing as well.
These young men are now investments that most owners/GM's wont risk their health anymore like they did back in the day when after the season they had second jobs because the paycheck was nothing compared to today. They pay them millions of dollars in the hopes of playeing for many years. That, and medicine has come a long way since that time.
The Nats have $$ and will continue to build a championship calibur team who will have more opportunities that will include Strasburg. They have a solid young nucleus with Stasburg, Harper, Zimmerman x2, Gonzalez, Clippard, Storen, etc, with a good mix of vets like Laroche, Werth and Suzuki. I have no doubt they will be in the playoffs for a few years to come.
THe problem was, they did it backwards. They sould have sat him in April and May.
And yes, I said it back then...
in baseball you cant take any postseason success for granted....saving their ace for a rainy day....unless your nostradamus, not a good move
that makes much more sense but why didnt they just skip him starts once they started him in april....i have got to go on a nats forum and read the fans thoughts....
This suggestion hardly involved taking the post-season for granted, and it certainly doesn't take Nostradamus to know that the baseball post-season is in October, which came later than Apirl and May this year.
The idea is simple - if they only wantedto use Strasburg for 160IP, it makes more sense to use him at the end of the year just in case. And while they did not employ this idea, the actual plan was to use him when one of their starting 5 got injured, as he would be their version of Aaron Cook, only with actual potential.
The Nationals did not start the season with Bryce Harper, either, in case you failed to notice. The difference is that Harper was not on any kind of AB limit, and his absence allowed offensive voids Rick Ankiel, etc, to get mroe time...