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Media attention overwhelms Strasburg, Nats

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The Nationals aren’t naïve. They knew shutting down Stephen Strasburg early would bring out critics of the plan and plenty of national attention. “Stephen Strasburg, he’s one of the great major league pitchers there are,” general manager Mike Rizzo said on Saturday. “He’s attracted a lot of attention since the day we drafted him.” But did the Nats really expect this? The number of people inside...

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