Sunday, August 22, 2010

Another Injury For Stras

With the most recent news that Stephen Strasburg has a strained tendon in his right forearm you have to wonder how much longer the Nationals will continue to push their prized rookie. The team is 20 games out of first in the division and not even close to putting up a fight for the Wild Card spot with only 38 games left in the season. It looks like it might be best to protect the future of the team and close him down after a rather successful first season where he went 5-3 with a 2.91 ERA and 93 SO in 68 innings for the big league club.

After the inflammation in his pitching shoulder and now the strained tendon in the same arm, should we be concerned about his future? Are his arm ailments an early sign of what is to come or just a sign of being over-worked? How much longer will we see his cards topping $10,000? Right now the top card on eBay is his 2010 Bowman Red 1/1 currently selling for a little over $4,000 with almost 3 days left. Will the card top $10k or will the current news cause these cards to plateau out?

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