4th place here we come!
Great signing. Wow did we ever need this.
Curious to see if there's a no-trade clause involved with his preference to be very close to his home in Baltimore.
He will completely regress with that park and lack of defense
NL HR Leader & NL MVP
could turn out to be decent
Good amount of money, it's a one year deal. But why the Phillies?
I like this fit. Low commit to a talented, older veteran ready to win now...It's what the Phillies need obviously as that roster continues to transition out of the 2000's.
Their roster is older but we're not talking **** older players here. We're talking guys like Lee, Hamels, Rollins, Utley...guys with pedigree who deserve and have earned the right to play for a team/franchise that looks to win. It's still a roster turning over and it just can't go from old to young overnight - someone like Burnett fills a gap and will probably do it in a productive manner. He'll most likely be more productive than the guys taking spots 3-5 in the rotation, has more experience doing things like winning baseball games than someone like Miguel Gonzalez does, the commit is low...The fit's pretty obvious honestly and the Burnett/Phillies rumor have been going since he hit FA.
Phillies have the money to take a chance with this guy.
#3 behind Lee and Hamel is shaky with Kendrick and Hernadez and AJ might be their 3.
Last edited by South Side Sox; 02-12-2014 at 02:48 PM.
For 1 year, why not if they have the extra money? Now Gonzalez, Kendrick and Fausto can slide into the 4 and 5 spots with less pressure on them. Not that the Phillies are going to win anything with this move (barring a miracle), but they can at least flirt with .500 or slightly better now.
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If I was Burnett, and had his talent, I would be looking for a one year deal on a rotation where I felt I could win. I wouldn't feel that going to Philly
But Hamels and Lee and Burnett is a decent rotation
I wonder how he might regress though going back to a smaller park.