Author Topic: Strasburg and the 2012 NLDS  (Read 6633 times)

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Offline JCA-CrystalCity

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Re: The Strasburg Mistake
« Topic Start: October 10, 2012, 06:08:37 PM »
Nah, this is a fair topic that deserves its own thread, and MtH isn't just ranting.  He's put down a good opening post. 

Let's face it, this is going to be a huge topic for a number of years.  I can see Welch IV in 2092 talking about the one that got away 80 yeara ago.  Much of the baseball world ridicules the decision.  I don't disagree with the decision to limit his innings and don't think they win the division without pitching him early in the year (so the Medlen plan was not viable).  Maybe there was a way to pitch him shorter starts or to skip a start mid-year once the playoffs were likely, but I think once we hit September there was not much else to do. 

I can't blame him for JZ maybe hitting a wall and E-Jax showing why he's never been thought of as a money pitcher.  The folks like Dave Cameron might have been right when they said, if you do plan on shutting down Strasburg, go get a Greike or Dempster so you have more righties and more depth for the playoffs.  I'd love it if Det had been available as a middle guy in the playoffs.  Maybe we win tomorrow and Friday, but it is a legit topic.