August 27, 2010

The injury that stole Stras-mas

by Dan Bilicki In: Baseball

You have to feel bad for the Washington Nationals. The land a prized phenom of a pitcher, pay him some big dough, handle him with kid gloves, he electrifies the fan base and now he’s hurt.

Yes, it is “probable” that Stephen Strasburg is going to need Tommy John ligament replacement surgery. He reportedly has a significant tear in his ulnar collateral ligament, not just a strained forearm tendon like originally thought.

Could this have happened at a worse time for the Nationals? They’re finally beginning to turn their team around based on their youth. They drafted another phenom, the amazing Bryce Harper, and have a solid core coming together. They were even sitting around .500 for the longest I can remember since their move from Montreal.

So now, it looks like it’ll be another year before Strasburg is back on the hill. I hope for the sanity of Nationals fans, this team doesn’t fall apart in the off-season and undo all the good they’ve built.

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