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Report: Strasburg to be shut down

Posted on: August 26, 2010 9:32 am
Edited on: August 26, 2010 9:54 am
Stephen Strasburg
Nationals rookie pitching phenom Stephen Strasburg will have another MRI on Thursday, but according to Jon Heyman of, the results won't affect the rest of his season. Strasburg is done.

Heyman says the Nationals are expected to shut Strasburg down for the season. He is on the disabled list for the second time, with what is being called a strained flexor tendon in his forearm. He had an MRI on Sunday, but the team wants another one to get a better idea of the extent of the injury. His previous DL trip was for shoulder inflammation.

So much for all the talk about Strasburg's innings limit -- he'd finish with just 68 innings. The Nationals hate shutting down their golden goose, but with no present and a promising future, they really don't have any choice.

-- David Andriesen

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 13, 2011 6:48 am
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 11, 2011 8:59 pm

Report: Strasburg to be shut down

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Since: May 7, 2010
Posted on: August 27, 2010 1:12 pm

Report: Strasburg to be shut down

Tommy John time what a waste of a good talent. Now he will miss all of 2011 season see ya in 2012 Stephen Strasburg.

Since: Aug 17, 2006
Posted on: August 27, 2010 10:49 am

Report: Strasburg to be shut down

How exactly did the Nats risk his arm.  I thought pitchers pitched!  He threw 68 innings and blew out his arm.  Reports this morning say it is a torn ulnar flexor tendon.  That means Tommy John.  He won't even pitch next year. 

My point is that you don't piss away that kind of money on a pitcher.  Stupid move  by the Nats to draft him and give him the farm. 

Also, the comparisons to Clemens and Gooden were an absolute joke. 

He overthrows his breaking ball and the mechanics were obviously not that good. 

Tearing an elbow after 68 innings is a fluke.  He was not over used.  Just more bad luck for the Nats.

Since: Apr 8, 2008
Posted on: August 26, 2010 6:25 pm

Report: Strasburg to be shut down

I get what you are saying but you can't say he's not a phenom. Being a phenom has to take place before you've reached the big time or become a star in the major leagues at this point. If you succeed at the big league level in a big way and become one of the best at you position, then you become a star. Being a phenom is basically being a prodigy. Both words mean virtually the same thing. Strasburg is a phenom, and Bryce Harper is as well, and so were the likes of Ken Griffey Jr., and Alex Rodriguez before him. Phenom means they preformed so well in high school, or college that they are seen as a "sure" thing at the next level. Now saying that Strasburg will be a star for years to come is a stretch, being a phenom is already come and will fade as Stephen either gets healthy and starts dominating or as his health begins to fade as does his pro career.

Since: Mar 27, 2007
Posted on: August 26, 2010 5:30 pm

Report: Strasburg to be shut down

That's a rather ridiculous comment.  Even if they hadn't called him up this year, he would have still been pitching on a minor league team.  It's not like he would have just been relaxing on the beach somewhere with some beautiful chick if the big club doesn't call him up.

Since: May 7, 2010
Posted on: August 26, 2010 4:48 pm

Report: Strasburg to be shut down

Hope this is not the start of a career full of injuries. I think strausburgh needs to stop throwing 98 every pitch and only throw 98 every so often he cant throw 98 every pitch and have a ling career in the league.

Since: Aug 22, 2010
Posted on: August 26, 2010 4:42 pm

Report: Strasburg to be shut down

Look there's no rhyme or reason really to who is or who isn't going to hurt their arm pitching. Stras needed big league experience, so it was definitely a good idea for him to be brought up this year. That being said, there's no reason for him to continue to pitch this year, there would be nothing to gain. Also, as he matures he'll learn that he doesn't need 99-100 on the fastball throughout the game, 95-96 will do just fine. Hopefully, it is what they said it is and this kid will have a long career for the Nats. (although I wish it were for the Mets lol)

Since: Feb 22, 2008
Posted on: August 26, 2010 4:03 pm

Report: Strasburg to be shut down

Give him a good steroid treatment and he'll be fine.  Oh, can't do that now.  Foot in mouth

Since: May 5, 2008
Posted on: August 26, 2010 3:12 pm

Report: Strasburg to be shut down

Also Don Rey, it was a contract decision. If he wasn't called up by a certain time his free agent clock would tick infinitely faster and they'd be in real trouble of him walking away.

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