Well, ain't this a kick in the teeth? Sometimes you can do everything right, and have it all go wrong. That's the story of DC, and the story of baseball.
The Nationals managed everything perfectly. They limited his appearances in the minors, and never pushed Strasburg beyond his breaking point. He hasn't topped seven innings in the majors, and hasn't broken six since June. At the slightest hint of discomfort, they shut him down. (Think Rob Dibble feels like an ass about now?) No, this was no Dusty Baker style crime (though Strasburg's last appearance before his first DL stint was in Cincinnati...hmmm....)