Found January 16, 2013 on NESN.com:
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Certain members of Nationals management will never be forgiven for what they did with Stephen Strasburg during the 2012 season. With Strasburg mowing down opponents and the Nats postseason-bound, Strasburg’s year was clipped short due to an innings cap. The Nationals said it was to protect Strasburg’s health, since he was coming back from Tommy John surgery, but it looked more like a way to get a lot of people angry. Not only were Washington fans robbed of watching Strasburg down the stretch, but the Nationals were upset in the first round of the playoffs in a year in which it looked like they were strong enough to go all the way. Now, the Nationals’ brass is being quick to say that Strasburg will not be under such a limit this season — well, sort of. “To say there’s no restrictions really means, ‘Hey, we’d like him to pitch 200 innings,’ ” Nationals vice president of player development Bob Boone told USA Today. “But you’re not gonna say no restrictions like you might have on Steve Car
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