Sunday, February 12, 2012

RJG Addresses the Burnett Trade Rumors

This week saw rumors emerge that the Yankees were actively shopping Burnett on the trade market. Apparently, the Yankees front office even went as far as to call a second GM Winter's Metting, a move quickly blocked by Mud Selig (ha ha, see what I did there?) and those jerks over at MLB.

The RJG phones have been ringing off the hook. Everyone from beat writers, to nationally syndicated sports columnists, to foreign emissaries wants to know what our take on the rumors are. I would describe it this way: subdued enthusiasm.

RJG enthusiastically supports trading AJ Burnett, but not until after April (we need those six wins). We are subdued, however, because we've been hurt before. Think of every player you ever thought the Yankees should trade because they sucked. We thought they should be traded too, but they weren't. The problem is that the rest of the baseball world also thought that player sucked. It's the Yankees' fault really. They keep running these guys out there where their suck can be viewed by just about anyone. Selling AJ might be hard. Selling AJ for a legitimate bat may be impossible. Hence, subdued enthusiasm.


Rich Mahogany said...

I'm surprised that the Pirates are the likeliest suitor for Burnett. Aren't the Pirates supposed to give up, not take, players in salary dumps?

Roberto E. Alejandro said...

Every now and again they have to stock up on players to dump.