10 Ways the Strasburg Shutdown Is a Blessing in Disguise for Nationals

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10 Ways the Strasburg Shutdown Is a Blessing in Disguise for Nationals
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The 2012 postseason is fully underway and the Washington Nationals are poised to prove that they made the right decision in shutting down Stephen Strasburg this season. Knowing if the plan works might not be fully understood until Strasburg successfully stays healthy in the upcoming seasons, but the first step begins now.

Can the Nationals weather the storm and continue to win in the postseason without their ace?

Strasburg's shutdown might actually be a positive for the Nats going forward this postseason. Without their superstar penciled in the rotation every fifth day, it is now up to the team as a whole to rally and become a championship team, without that one big All-Star at the top of their rotation.

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