Originally posted by NinerFanMT:
Originally posted by Watchutalkinbout:
Originally posted by King49er:
Burnett is a .500 pitcher who had one good year last year,I hope the Jays do not re-sign him,he's not worth the money,you guys can overpay him this time,fine with me
The Yankees won't be overpaying for him. He'll be making just about the same amount of money as the Cubs offered Dempster. The Yankees need Burnett for the big games. The Red Sox are also trying to make an offer to Burnett, but regardless the Yankee offer will blow the Sox's away. Hank is just gonna laugh at the Sox.
Just like we laughed at them when we got ARod instead of them? All that did was give them 2 rings to our 0. I'm tired of overpaying for marginal players plus we don't even know if he can handle playing in New York. Toronto and Miami are nothing compared to living in NY and usually when small market stars make it to NY they choke.
Yeah, but for Burnett, it does help when the whole entire Yankee team WANTS you to come to New York. Their all welcoming him, and they know he's good. Jeter and plenty of others said they wish they could sign him. Here's a recent comment from Damon:
Damon: 'I Want Sabathia And Burnett'
New York Post - Yankees' outfielder Johnny Damon isn't normally a greedy guy, but he'd like to see his team sign both CC Sabathia and A.J. Burnett this offseason.
"I want them both," Damon said yesterday of the pitchers. "And I hope we also get Derek [Lowe]."
Damon is in the final year of a four-year deal with the Yankees, and figures that adding a number of top-flight pitchers will increase the team's chances to overtake the Rays and Red Sox in the AL East.
"The way the Yankees are approaching it is the right way - it's take it or not," Damon said. "They have made it very clear they want CC."