Stephen Strasburg Sent to Double-A...Success Still Guaranteed?

Jesus MelendezCorrespondent IMarch 21, 2010

VIERA, FL - FEBRUARY 28:  Pitcher Stephen Strasburg #37 of the Washington Nationals poses during photo day at Space Coast Stadium on February 28, 2010 in Viera, Florida.  (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)
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After giving up just two runs this spring training for the Washington Nationals, last year's number one overall pick, Stephen Strasburg packed his bags, his Bible and is heading north.

Unfortunately, he'll be passing up our nation's capital and landing in Pennsylvania's...but don't let anyone tell you that this wasn't about money.

"It's not an easy decision," National General Manager Mike Rizzo told the Washington Post, "but we can't be short-sighted. We have to look what's best for the organization long term. That's dictated by what's best for Stephen Strasburg's development."

The guy has a Major League cannon for an arm, hits 100mph on the Jugs gun...yet this is "what's best" for his development?!?

Read about how a new stadium and free agency could have played a role in the decision and find out if Strasburg's success is still guaranteed over at The Hall of Very Good.