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    Default Anguish in DC Area re Strasburg

    Not surprisingly, the media in DC is filled with Strasburg/TJ surgery and related stories.

    What happened to this young man is a lesson for all of us, with the signing of Talion, Allie, and Heredia,

    Before the Straburg TJ announcement, ironically, there were reviews in the Washington Post sports section this week of three recent baseball books, one of which dealt only with fast balls and fast ball pitchers.

    The jist of it was that, of the hardest throwing (consistent 95-100 mph) pitchers, drafted in the past 10 years, only Kevin Brown had decent major league success. Few of the others ever got consistent control of their heaters or suffered other setbacks.

    Now, the fear is that this kid--with the most potential of any pitcher drafted in the last several years--will comeback in a year and lose his edge, if he comes back at all.

    10 weeks in the majors and he suffers the worst arm injury a pitcher can. What a huge financial investment which could be totally lost.

    Again, a reminder to us, looking for these kid pitchers to be part of the PBC's resurrection. (It could be us next year, assuming the Bucs get the #1 pick.)

    The consensus of the new stories is that the Nats did everything they could to bring Strasburg alone, slowly, and not hurt his arm, almost to the point where observers were accusing them of being too conservative.

    The feeling also is that the Nats could do nothing to anticipate or protect him from this happening, short of just shutting him down.
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    Default Re: Anguish in DC Area re Strasburg

    DBBill, in addition to what you wrote, it has been reported that Tony Gwynn, Strasburg's manager in college, purposefully limited Strasburg's innings in college to protect his professional career. In short, it appears that every reasonable effort has been made on Strasburg's behalf and this type of injury still happened. I think a whole lot more attention is going to be paid to his pitching motion as the culprit for his injury.

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    Default Re: Anguish in DC Area re Strasburg

    You're quite right.

    One story in today's Washington Post compared the legendary Walter Johnson's motion to today's pitchers.

    Johnson pitched about a million innings and had huge strikeout numbers (over 3,000)--think Bob Gibson, Sandy Koufax of his day--but had a strange throwing motion where he ended up on a "stiff front leg," with essentially no follow through. (Source: Dave Boswell, WPost sports columnist.)

    For MLB, I hope Strasburg emerges from this surgery stronger, but I have my doubts about guys who must have TJ work.

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    Default Re: Anguish in DC Area re Strasburg

    Since the mounds were lowered several inches back in the 70's , pitcher injuries seem to be on the increase. Back in the year of the pitcher..1968..the mound was much higher.

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    Since the mounds were lowered several inches back in the 70's , pitcher injuries seem to be on the increase. Back in the year of the pitcher..1968..the mound was much higher.
    That's a very good observation. The mound was lowered from 15 inches down to 10 for the 1969 season. That's a huge difference.
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