This talk of prying the ball out of his hands is simply pandering to fans.
And some reflection of how he actually feels - I'm sure he, if left to his own devices, would happily throw 330 innings this year if it meant winning a world series. But that's really the whole point. This isn't a matter for debate (except among us idiots on message boards) or up for a vote. The front office has to protect its long-term future by protecting the marquee franchise arm from himself.
"Tear the ball from my hands?" Ok - sure.
But I agree that when it happens, he'll say "I understand what they're doing - I don't like it and I'd rather be out there going to war with my teammates every five days, but it's their decision, not mine. Even without me, our guys are poised to win the whole thing - Gio, Zimm, EJ and Detwiler have been great and will be great in the playoffs. I'm going to be rooting hard the rest of the way, and ready to help out in any way if I can and looking forward to leading the Nats in their defense of our World Series title in 2013."