5,000 words on why the Nationals are wrong to shut down Stephen Strasburg

Writing on Grantland, which we don’t find quite as interesting as Fake Grantland, detail-oriented dermatologist Rany Jazayerli expends 5,000 words explaining why the Nationals were wrong to shut down Stephen Strasburg.

Concludes Jazayerli:

But the main reason the Nationals are wrong to shut down Strasburg is simply this: The risk they’re trying to mitigate has already been mitigated for them. Major League Baseball has changed the way it uses starting pitchers, and has succeeded in reducing pitcher injuries. The Nationals’ failure to recognize this is putting them at needless risk for something else — a quick exit this October.

Read the Grantland story.

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