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Re: Strasburg in October..
« Reply #1050: August 29, 2012, 09:04:29 AM »
Interesting to compare how the Nats handled Strasburg to how the Braves handled Medlen.  Both had TJ at the same time and pitched a little at the end of last year.  The braves decided to pitch him out of the bullpen at the beginning of the year.  They are both on roughly the same innings limit.

http://blogs.ajc.com/atlanta-braves-blog/2012/08/20/braves-avoided-strasburg-like-decision-with-medlen/

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“We knew coming out of spring training he probably had 150-160 innings, based on our organizational belief in percentage of increase in innings per year,” said Braves general manager Frank Wren, indicating it’s about 20 percent. “So we preferred to start him off in the bullpen where he could be a bridge for our starters for the first two months and then after that we would evaluate our needs, and it would allow us to have him until the end once we put him in the rotation.”