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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Burnett throws his hat in the ring

According to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, Blue Jays pitcher A.J. Burnett opted out of his contract today, making him a free agent.

This was pretty much expected, so it's not big news. However, the Blue Jays are still interested in Burnett's services, and the Yankees and Red Sox are also expected to be interested, Rosenthal said. Burnett also lives in Maryland, so one could factor in the Orioles as a suitor.

The question is: are you interested? If he's signed for a lot of money, he could be a ticking time bomb judging by his history.


Anonymous said...

I really don't want AJ here. He has had way too many injury problems and has consistency problems. The Yankees are over-reacting to his performance vs. them last year. I personally think he will be the next coming of Jaret Wright.

Wang/Joba/Hughes/Mussina/CC is my ideal rotation. If Mussina isn't returning, I would go after Derek Lowe more so than AJ.

Andrew Fletcher said...

I agree, however I don't have much faith in Hughes to be in the rotation at the beginning of the season. Cashman wants two pitchers, so we'll see what he goes with. I just don't want them to throw a ton of money at Burnett.

Anonymous said...

I hear you. I'm a huge Hughes fan so I'm biased. I also wouldn't mind them going after Jake Peavy. Although, most likely San Diego would want Joba straight up.

I agree 110% about the money issue. Burnett is going to get ALOT of money, way too much for him, wherever he goes.

Anonymous said...

CC and Peavy.

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