Tuesday, 7 October 2008

First of many pointless AJ Burnett updates

So great is its sense of entitlement that Yankeesdom is already anticipating the arrival of AJ Burnett before he's even opted out of his contact with the Jays. We knew the drama was going to start soon, but mercifully it shouldn't drag on too long if Burnett's agent, Darek Braunecker, is to be believed.

Like many of you, I will be kind of sad to see AJ go and would like to be able to cheer him on for whatever organization he signs on with next (please let it be the Braves). As much schaudenfraude as I'd get from seeing him sign a mega deal with the Yankees and then break down a la Carl Pavano, let's hope we don't have to cheer for that scenario.

Remember that most of us hoped that Ted Lilly would stick around at the end of 2006 despite his punch-up with Gibbons and expected the 2007 rotation to be weak as a kitten without him. Making a fearless prediction here and now that we'll come through this stronger in the end after AJ leaves, all things considered.

-- Johnny Was

1 comment:

eyebleaf said...

I hope you're right bro, I hope you're right...