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Nats plan to promote Strasburg to Triple-A club

Posted on: May 1, 2010 3:40 pm
Edited on: May 1, 2010 5:30 pm
 

Bill Ladson of MLB.com reports the Washington Nationals plan to promote Stephen Strasburg to Triple-A Syracuse as long as the weather permits and he pitches well for Double-A Harrisburg against Altoona on Sunday.

Strasburg, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2009 first-year player draft, has been dominate since starting the season with Harrisburg, yielding just one earned run while striking out 23 in 17 1/3 innings. The San Diego State product is 3-0 with an 0.52 ERA in four starts.

"As he progresses, he is going to go to Syracuse and is going to pitch there until we deem he is ready to go to the next level," Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo told MLB.com. "It's reasonable to assume he is going to be in Syracuse sometime soon.

"He is doing everything we thought he would do and more. He seems to get better and better and stronger and stronger each start."

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Since: Oct 1, 2006
Posted on: May 2, 2010 11:25 am
 

Nats plan to promote Strasburg to Triple-A club

Build him up to mid-season and let it fly. That's pretty easy to say when it's not your $15 million and frachise-type prospect out there.



Since: May 2, 2010
Posted on: May 2, 2010 1:24 am
 

The "Strasburg Rules"

I'm only hoping that the Nationals' front office doesn't put its version of the "Joba rules" on this guy.  I understand monitoring pitch counts and workload, but the handling of Joba was micromanaged to the point of absurdity by the Yankees' front office, as seems to be more common in recent years (the Rays' handling of David Price two years ago was another example).  Build him up to mid-season and let it fly.  Use common sense to keep him from throwing his arm out, but don't subject him to an artificial pitch count that doesn't take into account situation and circumstance.

And to Bill Ladson, or to the editor of this post, everyone makes mistakes, but you ought to do better than your second sentence if you're writing/editing for a living.



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: May 1, 2010 10:14 pm
 

Nats plan to promote Strasburg to Triple-A club

Come come. If he has a long career, he will likely have over a hundred bad days. Losing will not determine how good he is or will be. He WILL LOSE and have the odd bad start.



Since: Jul 4, 2007
Posted on: May 1, 2010 6:56 pm
 

Nats plan to promote Strasburg to Triple-A club

Strasburg did have a bad start in the Arizona Fall League. he allowed 8 earned runs in 2 2/3 innings. four days later, he bounced back with a gem. He struck out 5 and gave up one hit in 4 innings. He can handle the pressure, and has the stuff to dominate. he really reminds me of Roy Halladay. He attacks the strike zone with electric stuff and great control.



Since: Jan 13, 2009
Posted on: May 1, 2010 6:28 pm
 

Nats plan to promote Strasburg to Triple-A club

I hope this kid is ready to be expected to toss a no hitter by the end of his rookie campaign. Strasburg got his record pay day and is now fueling the fire with his incredible minor league start. It is a good sign that he was worth it but I hope that he is ready for the day a bad game comes because it will and that will tell us what type of pitcher Strasburg is going to be in the long run.



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Posted on: May 1, 2010 5:06 pm
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