Stephen Strassburg no longers fits in the Nats rotation. Tanner Roark does. I wrote about trading him last year; it didn’t happen. When the team acquired Scherzer, that was another good time to unload Strass. When Stephen fails twice to back up plays, something we all learn in High School, that’s another sign. But the clearest signs are what we all see with his body-language and his mechanics when he is on the mound. This year Strass looks the “least comfortable” I have ever seen him.
The easiest move would be to send him to Syracuse, take the pressure off him and see if he can regain some “will to succeed.” Right now he is a lost soul. Honestly, I think trying to trade him could be difficult.
If the Nats are serious about getting to the post-season, this problem needs to be addressed NOW.