Re: The Strasburg Crime
posted at 9/9/2012 11:03 AM EDT
In response to pinstripezac's comment:
In response to Hfxsoxnut's comment:
I don't disagree with the innings limit. I just wonder if they could have managed things a little differently to keep open the possibility of him pitching in the postseason.
fair point nut
Like create a set of Rulz for him?
I won't go into Joba, since no one, even on the NYY, knew what they were.
But Hughes was sent out over and over in 2010 for no useful purpose.
No one knows how those two would've turned out under different circumstances, but I'd bet there are a lot of people in the EE that would've shut both down in hindsight.
Past that, you have to take a long-term perspective. It's not like you're in the WS, and now is the time to throw caution to the wind. Suppose the Nats get knocked out in the ALDS? Then you're risking the next four years for nothing.
And it isn't like replacing him is an automatic loss. Jackson's ERA is 0.47 lower, and the Whip almost the same. Conversely speaking, if you win Jackson's game 8-4 instead of 8-3, what have you accomplished by risking his arm?