Found September 10, 2012 on CLNS Radio:
In June of 2009, the Washington Nationals Baseball Club drafted a pitcher out of San Diego, CA by the name of Stephen Strasburg. For those of you unfamiliar with baseball, this was a very, very big deal for the Nats. You see, the Nationals have been an afterthought in Major League Baseball since they moved [...]

Stephen Strasburg on the shutdown: "It sucks."

Below, video (via 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...

The suits running the Washington Nationals chapped Stephen Strasburg’s ass by shutting him down prematurely

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 →

Stephen Strasburg Decision a Gamble That Has Potential to Be Disastrous for Nationals

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...

Could Strasburg’s Shut Down Have Been Stopped?

SITTING IT OUT: Perhaps Strasburg wouldn't be sitting out the rest of the season if the Nationals had handled him like they did Kris Medlen. Fantasy baseball managers who have been riding Stephen Strasburg all season must now enter their playoffs without their ace starter who has been shelved for the rest of the season based on the controversial innings count.  Could this have...

Yankeetorial: In another era, the Nats would be saving Stephen Strasburg's arm for us

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...

Nolasco, Marlins finish off series with Nationals

The Washington Nationals might have to work a little harder with ace Stephen Strasburg done for the season. The NL East leaders put in plenty of overtime Saturday to get the job done. A day after Strasburg was shut down until 2013, the Nationals will go for their first season series win over the Miami Marlins in five years Sunday when these division foes meet for the final time...

FanGraphs Audio: Dave Cameron Analyzes All Baseball

Episode 239 FanGraphs managing editor Dave Cameron, as per usual, makes his weekly appearance on FanGraphs Audio and analyzes all baseball. Discussed: • Operation Shutdown Stephen Strasburg, the unknown unknowns concerning it. • The Yankees — what caused their slide, and whether those causes are still present. • Andrew Werner — former independent leaguer, present and capable...

Scott Boras Agrees With Nationals' Decision to Shut Down Stephen Strasburg, Says It Was Team's Call

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...

RG3 goes 'beyond the hype' in Redskins debut

In an era when hype is overdone to be the point of being almost meaningless, a couple of rookies in the nation's capital have done the remarkable. They debuted with longsuffering teams amid lofty expectations, yet they managed to exceed them. Stephen Strasburg induced goose bumps when he struck out 14 batters in his first game with the Washington Nationals in 2010. The feeling...
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