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Old Jun 15th 2008, 4:37 pm
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Jays' A.J.Burnett Wouldn't Mind Playing For Cubs

SUNDAY: Wittenmyer continues working the Burnett angle today, getting quotes from the player indicating that he'd welcome a trade to the Cubs. The Jays are six games out of the wild card, though, so they'll probably want to hang on to Burnett for now.

SATURDAY: Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times writes that the Cubs might want to take a second look at A.J. Burnett as the Jays are expected to shop him all throughout the next several weeks until the trade deadline.

Last night's Cubs-Jays game served as a bittersweet "scouting foray" as Burnett pitched five effective innings, striking out seven. Pitching for the Cubs was Sean Gallagher, who according to Wittenmeyer, wasn't on anyone's radar to be the club's fifth starter in June.

After Rich Hill's struggles and demotion, the first-place Cubs are increasingly being mentioned in trade speculation.

Burnett is slated to make $12MM in '09 and '10; and can opt out of his contract at the end of the season.
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Ive watched this guy pitch for the last few years. How he is not a Cy Young candidate, 18-20 game winner every year- blows my mind. As I said the other day, his stuff is as nasty as anyones. I just think his mind is on tatoos and rock groups more than it is baseball. Could he help our team? Yes, but at a big cost I imagine. The guy once threw a no- hitter and walked 9. Maybe Rothschild could help him.
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It shouldnt' blow your mind. When you can only start 14 games a year cause your injured all the time you can't win 15-20 games and be a cy-young candidate. If they didin't give up a ton it would be worth it but the guy is made of origami paper.
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It shouldnt' blow your mind. When you can only start 14 games a year cause your injured all the time you can't win 15-20 games and be a cy-young candidate. If they didin't give up a ton it would be worth it but the guy is made of origami paper.
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Trading for Burnett would be a bad move. He is a very good pitcher, but way too prone to injury. Why give up several good prospects for someone we all know will break down before the season is over?
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Id rather have Sabathia. But like i mentioned to my buddie, Id take Burnett over no one. There is no sure thing we can get Sabathia. Yanks want him. They may be out of it this year (or so it seems) but they can trade for and sign him long term so tehy have him for next year.
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