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(SFGate)   Injury-prone Washington Strasburgs P Steven Strasburg left Strasburgday's game vs the Atlanta Strasburgs after Strasburging only two innings; the injury is Strasburged to be a strained Strasburg which may not require Strasburgery. Strasburg   (sfgate.com) divider line 36
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2013-06-01 01:05:38 PM  
Time to shut him down already? I mean, the idea was to preserve his arm for the future, right? You can see how well it works, so they may as well go for two-thirds of a season just to be sure.
 
2013-06-01 02:36:56 PM  
This is quickly getting Prioresque.
 
2013-06-01 02:37:15 PM  
I realize it's just June 1, but holy crap has this season sucked for the Nationals so far.
 
2013-06-01 02:41:06 PM  
Isn't Jordan Zimmermann the better pitcher at this point anyway?
 
2013-06-01 02:42:50 PM  
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2013-06-01 02:44:57 PM  
This meme is not funny. Never has been. Y'know how some Farkers hate the RIP meme? Yeah, that's what I think of this.
 
2013-06-01 02:45:42 PM  

John Buck 41: This meme is not funny. Never has been. Y'know how some Farkers hate the RIP meme? Yeah, that's what I think of this.


Favre.
 
2013-06-01 02:46:39 PM  

Arkanaut: Isn't Jordan Zimmermann the better pitcher at this point anyway?


Yes.  But they lost in the playoffs last year because Stras didn't pitch in the place of Detwiler, who kicked ass.  Because Strasburg.
 
2013-06-01 02:46:59 PM  
Looks like they're gonna have to change the name to the Washington Hard-Working Harpers.
 
2013-06-01 02:47:04 PM  
If he just never pitched against Atlanta, perhaps he could stay healthy. Aren't all of the worst starts of his career at Turner Field?
 
2013-06-01 02:53:57 PM  
No biggie, he'll have a chance in the playoffs next year. You always get to the playoffs.

/Nationals mgmt think there
 
2013-06-01 02:57:23 PM  
This thread is giving me Wood.
 
2013-06-01 03:00:17 PM  
I don't know the first thing about throwing mechanics, but a lot of scouts seem to think his are terrible, and that he's going to continue to be injury-prone if he doesn't sort it out.

/which would probably rob him of velocity, rendering him an average (but potentially healthier) pitcher
 
2013-06-01 03:08:43 PM  

John Buck 41: This meme is not funny. Never has been. Y'know how some Farkers hate the RIP meme? Yeah, that's what I think of this.


I'll admit, I laughed at "Atlanta Strasburgs".
 
2013-06-01 03:13:01 PM  

Bonanza Jellybean: I don't know the first thing about throwing mechanics, but a lot of scouts seem to think his are terrible, and that he's going to continue to be injury-prone if he doesn't sort it out.

/which would probably rob him of velocity, rendering him an average (but potentially healthier) pitcher


His mechanics are more like Mark Prior's than Mark Prior's.
 
2013-06-01 03:17:33 PM  

John Buck 41: This meme Favre is not funny Favre. Never Favre has been. Y'know how some Farkers Favrers hate Favre the RIP meme? Yeah, that's what I think Favre of this Favre.


FTFY

/Favred That Favre You
 
2013-06-01 03:18:56 PM  
Of course this happened, because this has been the Murphy's Law season for my fantasy team.
 
2013-06-01 03:25:48 PM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: Time to shut him down already? I mean, the idea was to preserve his arm for the future, right? You can see how well it works, so they may as well go for two-thirds of a season just to be sure.


He was shut down to protect his surgically repaired elbow. That elbow is not the problem right now
 
2013-06-01 03:33:47 PM  
Probably close to the Priors of the world.  All I can think of is Liriano though.
 
2013-06-01 03:38:54 PM  

Bonanza Jellybean: I don't know the first thing about throwing mechanics, but a lot of scouts seem to think his are terrible, and that he's going to continue to be injury-prone if he doesn't sort it out.

/which would probably rob him of velocity, rendering him an average (but potentially healthier) pitcher


Now here's the part that I'm curious about: We hear about these sorts of problems all the time with pitchers, and it's usually mechanics-related...but why don't we ever hear the same thing about QB's? Is it because they get run out of the league quicker or something?
 
2013-06-01 03:55:37 PM  

FriarReb98: Bonanza Jellybean: I don't know the first thing about throwing mechanics, but a lot of scouts seem to think his are terrible, and that he's going to continue to be injury-prone if he doesn't sort it out.

/which would probably rob him of velocity, rendering him an average (but potentially healthier) pitcher

Now here's the part that I'm curious about: We hear about these sorts of problems all the time with pitchers, and it's usually mechanics-related...but why don't we ever hear the same thing about QB's? Is it because they get run out of the league quicker or something?


Throwing a football 30 times, almost all of which are not nearly at full effort, is much less stressful than throwing a MLB pitch 100 times, mostly at full effort.
 
2013-06-01 04:20:21 PM  

John Buck 41: This meme is not funny. Never has been. Y'know how some Farkers hate the RIP meme? Yeah, that's what I think of this.


You seem unnecessarily butthurt about it too.
 
2013-06-01 04:22:25 PM  

Super Chronic: Of course this happened, because this has been the Murphy's Law season for my fantasy team.


Well, it could be worse. A friend of mine has made a few trades so far this year and almost every time he gets a player he traded for, that player immediately winds up on the DL. Wei-Yin Chen and Curtis Granderson are some notable trade items on the DL, and Salvador Perez hasn't played a single game for him yet. He's fortunate that I backed out of a trade involving David Price just before he went on the DL.

/it was Price and Scherzer for Guthrie and Ryan Zimmerman
//it felt way too trade-rapey for me, even considering my problems at 3B
///now he throws every article doubting Price's arm health in my face like an asshole
////I've had too many bad trade experiences with him which really put me on guard
\\reverse slashies say: trade karma's a biatch
 
2013-06-01 04:23:07 PM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: John Buck 41: This meme is not funny. Never has been. Y'know how some Farkers hate the RIP meme? Yeah, that's what I think of this.

Favre.


Smurf you too.
 
2013-06-01 04:33:41 PM  
The article aint talking about the Yankees, the Red Sox,or Tebow,  so I'm not going to complain about over-coverage..
 
2013-06-01 04:44:38 PM  

John Buck 41: This meme is not funny. Never has been. Y'know how some Farkers hate the RIP meme? Yeah, that's what I think of this.


www.couponaholic.net

RIP Strasburg
 
2013-06-01 04:47:32 PM  

FriarReb98: but why don't we ever hear the same thing about QB's? Is it because they get run out of the league quicker or something?


venture to guess iti s because a QB's accuracy, while important (i'm looking at you, mark sanchez), is nowhere near the range needed for a starting pitcher.
 
2013-06-01 05:11:02 PM  

my lip balm addiction: John Buck 41: This meme is not funny. Never has been. Y'know how some Farkers hate the RIP meme? Yeah, that's what I think of this.

You seem unnecessarily butthurt about it too.


Probably. But so are the RIP whiners.
 
2013-06-01 05:37:17 PM  

Arkanaut: Isn't Jordan Zimmermann the better pitcher at this point anyway?


It's almost to the point that Ryan Zimmerman would be a better pitcher.
 
2013-06-01 05:47:14 PM  
John Buck 41: This meme is not funny. Never has been. Y'know how some Farkers hate the RIP meme? Yeah, that's what I think of this.

It's still better than that shiatty "Book it. Done." bullcrap, which made me like this:

www.inlander.com

As for the Nats Pitcher Who Shall Not Be Named, my first thought was "He's approaching Kerry Wood status". Per Wikipedia, Wood was on the DL 14 times in 13 seasons, including missing a whole season due to Tommy John surgery.
/Damn kids today, Nolan Ryan pitched in four different decades
 
2013-06-01 06:19:44 PM  

Bonanza Jellybean: I don't know the first thing about throwing mechanics, but a lot of scouts seem to think his are terrible, and that he's going to continue to be injury-prone if he doesn't sort it out.

/which would probably rob him of velocity, rendering him an average (but potentially healthier) pitcher


I was saying that when he was drafted. I haven't watched him really since his surgery, so I don't know if he's adjusted.
 
2013-06-01 06:30:25 PM  

FriarReb98: Now here's the part that I'm curious about: We hear about these sorts of problems all the time with pitchers, and it's usually mechanics-related...but why don't we ever hear the same thing about QB's? Is it because they get run out of the league quicker or something?


Poor throwing mechanics on a QB will make him suck, generally, but it usually shouldn't wear out his arm. show me covered the bulk of the reason why.

Now, some poor mechanics can lead to a possible increased injury risk because of contact with defenders. I personally think you can hurt yourself more if you throw with a sidearm motion, both hitting your hand on helmets and a tackle going awry and hurting an elbow or shoulder.
 
2013-06-01 10:05:30 PM  

germ78: Well, it could be worse. A friend of mine has made a few trades so far this year and almost every time he gets a player he traded for, that player immediately winds up on the DL. Wei-Yin Chen and Curtis Granderson are some notable trade items on the DL, and Salvador Perez hasn't played a single game for him yet. He's fortunate that I backed out of a trade involving David Price just before he went on the DL.

/it was Price and Scherzer for Guthrie and Ryan Zimmerman


Tigers fans still love Curtis, and he's one of the genuinely good guys in the game... but the Tigers got Max Scherzer, Austin Jackson, and relievers Phil Coke & Dan Schlereth out of trading Curtis & Edwin Jackson.

/still amazed at that one, looking back at it now. You knew it was absolutely the right move at the time, and looking back with hindsight... wow. Just, wow.
/Strasburg. Didn't Strasburg just Strasburg one of his muscles? I don't think he Strasburged out any pieces of his arm, thankfully. Strasburg is really good, and it would be bad if it was actual throwing parts this time.
 
2013-06-01 11:14:32 PM  

germ78: Super Chronic: Of course this happened, because this has been the Murphy's Law season for my fantasy team.

Well, it could be worse. A friend of mine has made a few trades so far this year and almost every time he gets a player he traded for, that player immediately winds up on the DL.


Well, since you brought it up, I just traded for Chris Perez last week, so yeah.

If you look over my team, there might not be a single player who can be described as a "pleasant surprise."  Maybe Anibal Sanchez.  Other guys I drafted and felt good about: Matt Wieters, Jay Bruce, Asdrubal Cabrera, Austin Jackson, Neil Walker, Melky Cabrera, John Axford, Michael Young (middle infield eligible), Bruce Rondon, Adam Eaton, Logan Morrison and Chris Heisey. Crap, crap, crap, crap, crap,crap, except maybe Cabrera and Bruce are just now starting to turn it around.  I bought into the Fangraphs and ESPN articles that described Rick Porcello, Vance Worley and Jed Lowrie as late-round sleepers; crap, crap, crap.  Even my first-round pick, Prince Fielder (11th overall in a 14-team league), is just okay.  I've turned down quite a few attempted "buy-low" trade offers with the message "I think my strategy for now is just to hope my players start sucking a little bit less."
 
2013-06-02 05:07:08 AM  

show me: FriarReb98: Bonanza Jellybean: I don't know the first thing about throwing mechanics, but a lot of scouts seem to think his are terrible, and that he's going to continue to be injury-prone if he doesn't sort it out.

/which would probably rob him of velocity, rendering him an average (but potentially healthier) pitcher

Now here's the part that I'm curious about: We hear about these sorts of problems all the time with pitchers, and it's usually mechanics-related...but why don't we ever hear the same thing about QB's? Is it because they get run out of the league quicker or something?

Throwing a football 30 times, almost all of which are not nearly at full effort, is much less stressful than throwing a MLB pitch 100 times, mostly at full effort.


Yup. ~100 pitches every five or six days 30-odd times a season with a relatively small target vs. 30 or so  passes once a week for 16 weeks and you know the rest.
 
2013-06-02 09:06:31 AM  

suicide: show me: FriarReb98: Bonanza Jellybean: I don't know the first thing about throwing mechanics, but a lot of scouts seem to think his are terrible, and that he's going to continue to be injury-prone if he doesn't sort it out.

/which would probably rob him of velocity, rendering him an average (but potentially healthier) pitcher

Now here's the part that I'm curious about: We hear about these sorts of problems all the time with pitchers, and it's usually mechanics-related...but why don't we ever hear the same thing about QB's? Is it because they get run out of the league quicker or something?

Throwing a football 30 times, almost all of which are not nearly at full effort, is much less stressful than throwing a MLB pitch 100 times, mostly at full effort.

Yup. ~100 pitches every five or six days 30-odd times a season with a relatively small target vs. 30 or so  passes once a week for 16 weeks and you know the rest.


Quarterbacks don't throw sliders and curves, and the throwing motion is not as fast and violent in part because a football is bigger and heavier.
 
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