Shutting down Strasburg is. . .STUPID

Stepehen Strasburg

Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg has certainly lived up to all the hype surrounding him when he became the #1 pick in the 2010 Major League Baseball draft. Despite his elbow injury during his rookie season, which required Tommy John surgery, Strasburg has bounced back to nearly 100% health and strength. But a lot has been made on the Nationals decision to shut Strasburg down, no matter what, when he reaches 160-165 innings this season. With a legitimate shot to go all the way, is this really smart by the Nationals?

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Minnesota Twins Contractual Obligations

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Commentators frequently refer to this time of year as a dead period. I couldn’t disagree more because it really gives me the time to pore over the numbers and action of the current WNBA season. Seriously, it does offer a pause to analyze the state of organizations and to ponder what should transpire in the future to maximize success.

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Sox shut Jake Peavy down for the Season, Will undergo Ground-breaking Surgery

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Right-handed pitcher Jake Peavy of the Chicago White Sox will undergo surgery to repair a detached latissimus dorsi muscle in his right posterior shoulder on Wednesday at Rush University Hospital-Oak Park, with surgeons from Midwest Orthopedics.

This surgical procedure has previously been performed on tennis and volleyball players, but this will be the first time it’s ever been done on a Major League Baseball pitcher.

“Nobody’s had the surgery in baseball that we know of…Obviously, this is uncharted territory because it’s not common,’’ Peavy said.

“While (pitchers) have torn lats, they’ve never completely torn off the bone with no attachments left. And that’s where we’re at. We’re hoping, around the start of the season, to be back in action,” he said.

The Sox ace removed his shirt so that reporters could see the stark contrast between his injured shoulder/back ligament  and the healthy one. The injured muscle tissue was not a sight for the faint of heart.

However, Peavy plans to be throwing again next spring and ready to pitch by next season; if all goes well. A consensus of doctors agree that he could be back in uniform for 2011.

By Paul M. Banks

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