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01-09-2013, 09:55 AM
Can't Beat Him
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Originally Posted by SingnBluesOnBroadway View Post
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.
I don't think it's unreasonable to compare the situations. It just boils down to being super-cautious with your franchise player, or taking a bit more of a gamble. I don't think you need to look at any facts beyond that.


It's just pain.
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