We win tomorrow and get the #1 national seed. If the plan is to save our pitchers for next weekend's regional and not win tomorrow, that's plain stupid. If we can't win next weekend's regional with anyone on the mound, we have no business playing right now. Tomorrow is the championship of the conference. You win that game against the best team in the country, you have swag going into the post season.
1) Winning tomorrow doesn't guaranty you the first seed
2) Can you tell me your interpretation of the benefit of a #1 national seed vs 3 - 5 seed ? (Seriously, I would like to know your opinion of the huge benefit 1 vs 3-5 opposed to risking one of our best pitchers health)
3) Can you imagine all the great high school pitchers beating down LSU's door to come here after overextending & hurting one of our guys.
4) I think you are seriously overestimating the value of winning the SEC tournament for a team in the position LSU is in this year (Huge for Florida or Texas A&M), not so much for LSU.