In case you have not heard, Stephen Strasburg is on his way to Tommy John surgery. Yes, this is serious, but a lot of guys are able to come back from this and continue to pitch well. The best example could be Chris Carpenter. If I recall correctly, his Cy Young aware was post Tommy John surgery.
A lot of Mariner fans were disappointed to see the M’s sweep the A’s to conclude the 2008 season. If we had not done that, we would have drafted Strasburg. Instead, we swept the A’s and drafted Dustin Ackley. Dustin, in all likelihood, will be called up on September 1st. It would be interesting to see how Dustin performs. Of course, we can never truly compare a pitcher to a hitter.
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