If we make the playoffs we'd be competitive with a top 3 consisting of Gio-ZNN-EJax. Very, very competitive.
Shutting Strasburg down does not mean the Nats are waving the white flag.
Agree. Plus Storen should be back, and Werth probably returns in August. I want to win now, ("The future is now"), but if it makes Strassburg stronger to stop at 160/170 innings, so be it. That still carries him into mid-September.
...and we really have no idea what Rizzo/Davey will do.