At the start of Spring Training, general manger Mike Rizzo made it clear that Stephen Strasburg would have an innings limit, and would be shutdown after a certain amount of innings. Trying to protect their young ace, a year removed from Tommy John surgery, the date was set at September 12th. But after Strasburg’s last start, Rizzo decided to pull the plug earlier than his previously set date.
Now that Strasburg will not throw another pitch for the Washington Nationals for the rest of the year, it leaves people to wonder how the Nationals will do without their best pitcher.
It was not a good move by Rizzo to shutdown Strasburg for the rest of the 2012 season. Here are three reasons why the Nationals will regret shutting Strasburg down:
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