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Bobby Cox On Stephen Strasburg: 'Hall Of Famer In The Making'

Praise of Stephen Strasburg is a dime a dozen these days. But if I'm being brutally honest, it never gets old.

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On the eve of the Nationals' three game set in Atlanta, Bobby Cox didn't exactly refrain from hyperbole when discussing Strasburg.

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“Everybody’s got to get their feet wet,” said Bobby Cox, the Braves’ longtime manager. “But he’s different.”

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“He can only get worse,” Cox said. “He’s been unhittable. He’s got nowhere to go. He’s already at utopia.”

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Cox, who was seen it all, understands why people are so fascinated. “They can see a Hall of Famer in the making,” he said.

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And so, to recap, Bobby Cox, of 2,450 wins, a World Series Championship, surefire first ballot Hall of Fame status, and having managed three legendary pitchers certain to join him in said Hall of Fame, thinks there might be a spot in Cooperstown for Stephen Strasburg.

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If that ain't effusive praise, I don't know what is.