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01-09-2013, 08:38 AM
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Originally Posted by silverfish View Post
Well, they're a little similar in my mind in the sense that one DC team, despite making the playoffs, decided not to push their franchise player; while the other went for it right away.

RGIII clearly wasn't 100% and the 'Skins had no problem pushing him to the absolute limit. On the other hand, the Nationals took their time with Strasburg, kept him healthy and kept him fresh.

Football and baseball are apples and oranges, but I think this comparison isn't too far-fetched. At least in my mind.
They're two completely different games. There are things the Nationals could have done to make sure they had Strasburg in the playoffs (limit his pitch count, go to a six-man rotation, etc.). Baseball is also not a contact sport so you can't compare the way two teams in to different teams treat a young, star player.

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