Sakuraba wrote:What happens if the Nationals have the best record in baseball when he reaches his 160 innings
Will they still shut him and give up a chance at winning a championship?
This exact question was asked of the manager during MLB Channel's 30 teams in 30 days.
He said that Strasburg is going to pitch 160-170 innings, no matter what. He knows it, and the rest of the team knows it. Regardless of what happens.
He said their research is that the year after TJ that's about the limit you need. They did the exact same thing with Zimmerman.
Strasburg will not pitch 170 innings this year (even if he's healthy - which is a whole other question)