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Nats could burden Strasburg camp with decision

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08:16 AM ET 08.31 | Has Washington truly painted itself into a corner? Oh, there's a way out, if [Nationals GM] Mike Rizzo wants it. All Rizzo needs to say is this: "I still believe that shutting down Stephen Strasburg is the right thing to do -- the right thing for his long-term health, and for the organization's future. But clearly, circumstances have changed. Our team has a chance to do something special. And while I cannot advocate that Stephen continue to pitch, I will consider relenting if he and his agent, Scott Boras, ask me to revisit my decision." Bingo! Rizzo would be off the hook. And imagine the fallout once the onus shifted to Boras, who has said publicly that Strasburg wants to pitch, but is following the advice of Dr. Lewis Yocum.

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August 31, 2012  08:32 AM ET

I like the idea of painting Boras into the corner of supporting the Nats' decision. Right now he can play both sides. Deep, deep down Boras wants a shutdown because it offers the prospect of bigger paydays (read: commissions) in the future.

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August 31, 2012  09:17 AM ET
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The interns made a boo-boo on the heading ... look at the thread, and pretend the heading has the word "head" in it, instead of "heat." It was fun while it lasted!

Killjoys is what they are.

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August 31, 2012  09:19 AM ET
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Damnit, I have a whale of a fantasy to post and I can't because I know it will be my last post:(

It's a travesty, I tell you. We should not be denied your exquisite prose.

August 31, 2012  09:25 AM ET

Another dead thread.

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August 31, 2012  09:28 AM ET
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I can assure you it wouldn't be dead if the mods would just let Trippy be Trippy :)

No, it surely would be a happening place!

 
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