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I've become convinced that the Nats have MISused pitchers, not ABused them.

I believe that somewhere, someone will help Blake Treinan figure it out, and he'll become a good pitcher, maybe even a great pitcher.

The guy needs a sports psychologist more than a pitching coach. Same could have been said of Drew Storen, after the dumbass move to acquire Papelbon. It all started with misuse of those two guys, in light of their sensitive psychologies.

I've watched a heckuva lot of Nats games over the last several years, and I don't see the evidence that ANY pitchers have been overused, and certainly not relievers. They've simply had some bad breaks with physical condition, along with identity confusion, and for whatever reason, the farm system had no answer when they did.

Are the Mets overusing their starters? I doubt it... I think they're just trying to throw too hard with too much spin. Some arms can't take that, but how do you convince them to not do it? All I know is they've had more arm problems than the Nats have. Should Collins be blamed for that?

The other thing I know is that, with the acquisition of Doc Doolittle, it will be a bit harder for Hoo fans here to trash the Nats at every opportunity.

Then again, I'm not sure anything would hold back the Bravo fans.

(In response to this post by gate-hoo)

Posted: 07/17/2017 at 07:44AM


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