Washington Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg might be the most prized pitcher, like, ever. That is why the Nationals are treating him like a delicate flower, encasing him in glass for the rest of the season only to be viewed from behind velvet ropes.

Fine. Whatever. Opinions fly on whether shutting him down is the correct call or not.

But one thing that seemed to trouble a lot of people, including many who work within the sport, regardless of their feelings on the shutdown, was that Strasburg's super agent, Scott Boras, played a role in the decision. It helped the belief when Boras said in a Washington Post interview, "This is how (general manager) Mike Rizzo and I built this team."