>In response to Rob Dibble’s relentless badgering about playing through the pain, Stephen Strasburg is going to be shut down for the rest of the season…. and most of 2011, with Tommy John surgery.  Turns out that strained flexor tendon is a lot worse than initially thought.  That cry you heard in Washington, D.C. was not the petty arguments going back and forth across the aisle on Capitol Hill, it was both of the Nationals’ fans realizing that 2010 and 2011 would be wasted years…. again….

Pretty soon, we may be seeing Strasburg on the Mark Prior/Kip Wells comeback trail.