Found September 08, 2012 on
Nationals Shut Down Stephen Strasburg
It’s official, the Washington Nationals have decided to shut down Stephen Strasburg. This will be the second year in a row the Nationals have decided shut down one of their aces this late in the season. Last year the team shut down Jordan Zimmermann after 161.1 innings. Strasburg is coming off Tommy John surgery after only being able to start 5 games in 2011.
Now the Nationals have to finish the rest of the season without their 24 year old ace. Taking Strasburg’s place will most likely be John Lannan.
Before you condemn the Nats for shutting down their most prized possession take a quick look at what it did for Jordan Zimmerman.
161.1 Innings Pitched
171.2 Innings Pitched
(through 28 starts)
159.1 Innings Pitched
In terms of Fantasy Baseball...
BEST OF MAXIM
Below, video (via CSNWashington.com) of Stephen Strasburg discussing the shutdown.
Feel awful for him, really. There's a full transcription of Strasburg's comments in the Washington Times. There's this quote:
"I don't know if I'm ever going to accept it, to be honest with you. It's something that I'm not happy about at all. That's...
Nationals management has said all year that Stephen Strasburg wouldn't be pitching to the end of the season. But few expected him to be shut down so quickly. Washington manager Davey Johnson told Strasburg on Saturday morning that he wouldn't be pitching any more games, Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post reports. Davey Johnson informed Stephen Strasburg this morning his...
Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson informed Stephen Strasburg that he will be shut down for the rest of the season on Saturday morning. Strasburg was scheduled to make his final start on Sept. 12, but Johnson made the decision to shut the young hurler down early, saying he believed the media distraction was taking a mental toll on him. It has been common knowledge since the...
KEEP IT TO YOURSELF
Ozzie Guillen offered his opinion on the controversial Stephen Strasburg shutdown in Washington, and as expected he used plenty of expletives to make his point.
After being shelled last night by the Miami Marlins in a 9-7 loss at Nationals Park, Washington flamethrower Stephen Strasburg admitted he’s “not too happy” with the organization’s asinine decision to immediately shelve him for the season. Strasburg (15-6, 3.16 … Continue reading →
By shutting down Stephen Strasburg after 159 1/3 innings, the Washington Nationals are clearly aiming to protect their investment. With the cautious approach comes repercussions, though, and the decision could ultimately be counterproductive. Not only are the Nats going to be without their ace as they head down the stretch and into the postseason, a scenario Washington fans aren...
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Much to the chagrin of a lot of fantasy owners (and Nationals GM Mike Rizzo et al.) ace Stephen Strasburg has been shut down for the rest of the regular season according to Nats manager Davey Johnson.
Strasburg was lifted after only 67 pitches in his last start (his home finale) which only went 3+ innings matching his shortest start of the year.
So today is the day.
After 28 starts, 159 1/3 innings pitched, the Washington Nationals have officially shut down Stephen Strasburg one start early.
"He's had a great year. I know what he's going through
for the past couple weeks. The media hype on this thing has been
unbelievable. I feel it's hard for him -- as it would be [for] anybody...
Dear Mike Rizzo,
I am so disgusted with the handling of Operation Shutdown. As a baseball fan, Stephen Strasburg is one of the great reasons to watch the game. His overpowering fastball, devastating slider, change-up, and wicked curveball make him a marvel to witness. The Nationals will not win the World Series without their ace right-hander.
You have done an excellent job constructing...
The regular season has ended in Joba-like fashion for former future Yankee Stephen Strasburg, who pitches for the Washington Nats, the NL's version of the Tampa Rays. (By that, I mean their success stems from finishing last for a decade and always draftng first. Eventually, you score some players.) Ten years ago, Yankee fans would watch each Strasburg pitch with a torrent of...
Stephen Strasburg matched his career low by lasting only three innings in what likely was his final home start this season, allowing five runs Friday night in the Washington Nationals' 9-7, 10-inning loss to the Miami Marlins.
Jose Reyes tripled twice and drove in three runs for the Marlins, including a two-run triple in the 10th off Tyler Clippard (2-4) that made a winner off...
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The Stephen Strasburg shutdown plan looks more and more real every day. Scott Boras has no problem with that, but he's also quick to point out that he's not behind it. The biggest agent in the game -- who represents the Nationals pitcher -- is totally fine with the club's decision to shut Strasburg down after his Sept. 12 start. "Before players are under contract...
Stephen Strasburg gave up 6 hits and 5 ER versus Miami last night, just when you needed him most. The Strasborg showed his human side and had a major malfunction in what should be his final home start, getting shelled by Giancarlo Stanton (2-for-5 with his 31st HR) and the Marlins. Ouch, the Stream-O-Nator really loved this start too. There are few players that get me more excited...