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 this team through the First Year player draft, free agency, and various trades. However, I do not want hear that Strasburg’s head wasn’t in the game last night. This is totally bogus and unfounded. Can you imagine working your entire life for something (World Series run) and have it taken away?
Mark my words, Strasburg will not re-sign with the Nationals after his arbitration years. This distasteful portion of his career will remain on his mind for the rest of his life. Scott Boras is his representative and there is little chance of him remaining in DC for his entire career. I know you have an...