Saturday, November 22, 2008

Bad News for Burnett

According to this article the Yankees are unwilling to tack on a fifth year to any offer made to Apple Jacks Burnett. When asked for comment, Carl Pavano said, "I just don't see why they wouldn't give this guy a fifth year. If they'd given me a fifth year I might have actually pitched for the Yankees. Four years just isn't enough time to get ready."

The Post is reporting that if the Yankees fail to sign two of the three free agent pitchers they're seeking that they might get involved in the bidding for Mark Teixeira and Manny Ramirez. This makes sense, since the Yankees primary weakness is their lack of players who can only DH and play first. Without at least five or six options at those positions you just can't expect to field a winner.

In other news, Ian Kennedy still sucks.

5 comments:

http://janeheller.mlblogs.com said...

Apple Jacks Burnett. Of course! And I was trying to figure out what A.J. stands for. Silly me. As for Kennedy, what happened to him? He was the great hope last year and now he's not on anybody's radar.

Victor L said...

Oh jeez, maybe we should sell IPK "Innocent Player Killer" "I Pick Krap"'s contract to the Rakuten Eagles in Japan. Maybe after a few seasons, the Eagles will demand a refund.

Roberto Alejandro said...

almost certainly

Fred Trigger said...

Kennedy was never really that good. He was projected to be a 4-5 starter. He just got overhyped because he had a few good starts in the majors.

raven said...

Will somebody in the Yankees pitcher-developing department please give Ian Kennedy a talented pitching coach, say, named Mike Mussina?