07/23/2013 06:41 pm ET

Skirting The Strasburg Syndrome: How Teams Will Manage Workloads Of Young Starters


The Nationals’ decision to shut down Stephen Stasburg last year rated as one of the 2012 season’s biggest controversies, as Washington chose to limit his innings in his first full season back from Tommy John surgery despite its push for the postseason. The Nats were lambasted for doing so, and the loss of their ace haunted then during a Division Series in which they got just one quality start out of five en route to a shockingly early exit at the hands of the Cardinals.

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