The Nationals have decided when they'll sit Stephen Strasburg for the remainder of the season, but they're not letting anyone know when that is yet. Should Strasburg have an innings limit?
Mayo Maniacs: "If Rizzo was GM of the Tigers Verlander would've been shut down by July in his younger years. If the kid feels healthy and the docs say he is healthy let him pitch."
brackattack20: "heck if you are going to monitor anything let it be pitches....it's not the number innings that puts more stress and your arm its the number of pitches."
milkmanv1: "It's not the pitches or innings that's problematic, it's his elbow-shredding delivery. Shutting him down will not protect him in the slightest. You don't need to throw him out there for 300 innings like Dusty did to Prior and Wood, but if your team has a chance to get in the playoffs, you have to keep him going. We just saw a team win with pitching alone two years ago and this rotation can be as equally good."
curruptbuckshot: "The dumb thing about innings limits is the labor part. If his innings aren't making him work then he should go past his "limit" and pitch into the postseason. Otherwise pull him when he hits the limit and save him for the postseason. That way he gets some rest for his arm while the Nationals, if they make it, have a great arm to rely on in the postseason."
Sorch60: "Go ahead turn Strasburg into Joba Chamberlain. These innings limits are stupid."