Thursday, August 4, 2011
Strasburg Will Pitch for First Time Since Surgery
Johnson hopes to have Strasburg back with the Nationals by September, but I'm not sure that is the best idea. Strasburg wasn't supposed to be back until the 2012, and while pitching this early is good progress, the Nationals shouldn't push him too hard, too fast. Sure, it would be great for the Nationals to get their best pitcher back (especially to put people in the seats in Washington), but the risks outweigh the benefits. Let him continue to rehab in the minors this season, make sure he's completely healthy and then have him start on Opening Day in 2012. The Nationals have way too much invested in Strasburg to risk another injury in a meaningless big league game late in the season. What are your thoughts? Leave a comment with how you think the Nationals should handle the Strasburg situation.