The Nationals' Strasburg decision 

April, 14, 2012

Stephen StrasburgDebby Wong/US PresswireThe Nationals will be keeping an eye on Stephen Strasburg's innings count.
When Nationals GM Mike Rizzo speaks of possible innings limits for Stephen Strasburg, as he did over the phone Friday, you're reminded of your parents' use of the word "maybe."

As in, maybe they'll let you have the keys to the car. Or maybe not. By saying "maybe," they weren't boxed in by their own words, and there was nothing hard and definitive in place.