I remember ppl saying if we made the playoffs one yr to sit Pineda and I couldn't believe it. You can't go through life being scared or... You'll lose in the first rd of the playoffs.
I think im one of the only ones that sees the logic to the strasburg sitting and respect their unwavering decision. They are thinking dynasty, not a 1 yr ride.
When increasing your innings pitch by more that 20% in a season the % go drastically up (i believe like 80%), that you will suffer an arm injury the next year, its close to a given. On top of that you have the mark prior AND Kerry Wood 2003 example, dusty through caution to the wind and rode their young arms, robbed the Cubs of a potential dynasty, and 2 SURE FIRE HOF careers.
Pitcher has the highest probablility for injury in sport, you have to have a program and stick to it when building them up to be 200inning guys, (especially if he is less than 2 years removed from TJ).... remember with felix, we had to monitor his innings against his will, now he is conditioned to go 240innings and doesnt have arm problems..... And the thing with stras, even if he were to feel something in his arm, no way hes saying anything, thats the kinda competitor he is, and extremely dangerous situation.
I feel alone on this island of thinking.... that being said, if they woulda made the NLCS i woulda given him a bullpen session and see about working him up for a game 4 or 5 start, hes too good and i think 10-20 more innings with that much on the line makes sense... they still would be limiting the risk.... they can start his winter throwing program later ya know and pick up the cautious approach beginning of next season.