The effect of Operation Shutdown 

August, 31, 2012

Stephen StrasburgBrad Barr/US PresswireDavey Johnson won't negotiate on Stephen Strasburg -- he'll shut his young star down.
At the All-Star Game, a longtime star asked me, "Are the Nationals really going to do shut [Stephen] Strasburg down?"

I told him yes, they're really going to do it, and he was amazed by the decision, and talked about how he would have even more respect for them because of how much guts it would take to make this move.