Twitter poll: Should Strasburg be considered for All-Star team?
I asked a question to my Twitter followers on Saturday: Do you think Nats right-hander Stephen Strasburg should be considered for the 2010 All-Star Game? Why?
Of the 50 people who responded, 43 of them said Strasburg should be considered, while nine said Strasburg should rest during the All-Star break. Two followers were not sure when the question was asked. Here is what some of the Twitter followers had to say.
@LetTeddyWin: They should plan his turn in the rotation around it.
@kevin_reiss: Strasburg should go, but not at the expense of Ryan Zimmerman.
@Natss9: He started only three games even though he has been outstanding. I would have to say no. Well, if he is this good after 7 games then yes!
@RedZou: No, let him rest him rest during the All-Star break. He’s good enough, but he’s ours.
@OlkinComm: No, not after only a few starts. Even if he were voted in, Nats shouldn’t send him. Why waste innings, risk injury?
@natsboy: No. Because A-S game should reward accomplishment, not talent. He will not have accomplished enough after 7 starts.
@mikecarlucci: Why not? The ASG is just as much a “who’s hot” as it is “who’s the best” and Strasburg is as hot as they come.
@jenjensn: Well, it is a popularity contest. He’s pretty popular.
@jypaulos: Not sure. He would add some interest, but I’m not sure he’s been in the Majors long enough to earn All-Star recognition.
@thebrowncoat: Absolutely. If he’s one of the best pitchers in the NL. He deserves to be there.
@IND_Sports_Cubs: No, he’s had three starts. He has the talent but has not been an “All-Star” this year.
@DArkMEATHOOK: He’s a pitcher. He’s putting up good stats. He should be considered. Selected, probably not.
@robmille: if Strasburg keeps pitching like this, they should consider him — not for the starter, but he is pitching amazingly
@chrisduckworth: If the coaches select Strasburg, why not?
@TahlequahSports: I say no to Strasburg on the All-Star team only because of the limited amount of work. What about the guys with 10+ starts?
@Pauly360: Absolutely! People want to see him face the best hitters in the league. What better place than the All-Star Game?
@churchofbasebal: You have to be kidding me. That’s the most ridiculous thing I’ve heard in a long time. Get some perspective!
@IBALLZACH: Not just yet. But if he keeps pitching like he is for a couple more starts then, yes, he should be considered.
@TheNatsBlog: If he keeps pitching this way from now on, of course.
@HendoDC: Yes, absolutely. Excellence should be recognized, and he’ll be a ratings draw.
@RealRedskins: Absolutely. If he’s one of the best pitchers, why not?