Strasburg, All Star?

I’ve been following the arguments pro and con for putting new phenom Stephen Strasburg of the Nationals on the National League All Star team. Briefly, no way.

Here’s his stats for the season: 2 wins, 2 losses, a 2.45 ERA, 36.2 innings pitched over six games, 29 hits, 53 strikeouts, and 10 walks. Not bad, if he were a reliever. He’s a starter and 36.2 innings and six games doesn’t make you an all-star.

Stay home, Kid. Enjoy the time off. Do some newspaper and TV interviews, make a book deal, spend time with the family. You got plenty of time to make the mid-summer classic.

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