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The Goon Banger Moderator Level: 97 Posts: 1360/2501 EXP: 9275053 For next: 42305 Since: 2.1.02 From: Calgary, Alberta, Canada Since last post: 3 days Last activity: 2 days # 1 Posted on 6.12.05 1238.14 Reposted on: 6.12.12 1238.22 First BJ Ryan, now AJ Burnett. $55 million over 5 years, after the $47 million over the same time frame for Ryan? I didn't think they had THAT much money. Promote this thread!
Gugs Bierwurst Level: 85 Posts: 1456/1857 EXP: 5832154 For next: 66410 Since: 9.7.02 From: Sleep (That's where I'm a viking) Since last post: 1340 days Last activity: 468 days
Y!: # 2 Posted on 6.12.05 1241.45 Reposted on: 6.12.12 1242.10 Originally posted by The Goon First BJ Ryan, now AJ Burnett. $55 million over 5 years, after the $47 million over the same time frame for Ryan? I didn't think they had THAT much money. Roy Halladay, AJ Burnett AND BJ Ryan? Damn...if the Blue Jays had any other starters, a halfway-competent bullpen or any offense to speak of, I might consider them a threat to contend in the AL East.
pieman As young as he feels Level: 115 Posts: 2112/3713 EXP: 16810958 For next: 457 Since: 11.12.01 From: China, Maine Since last post: 17 days Last activity: 3 days # 3 Posted on 6.12.05 1259.34 Reposted on: 6.12.12 1300.17 I don't know about the starters. Right now they would have: Roy Halladay AJ Burnett Ted Lilly Josh Towers Gustavo Chacin and also for the pen or spot starts: David Bush Dustin McGowan Brandon League Justin Speier Miguel Batista Jason Frasor BJ Ryan I think that is a significantly under-rated pitching staff. Speier and Frasor are much better than they get credit for, while McGowan, Bush and League are all young hard throwers.
It's False Scrapple Level: 143 Posts: 1434/6153 EXP: 35236060 For next: 595835 Since: 20.6.02 From: I am the Tag Team Champions! Since last post: 151 days Last activity: 24 days # 4 Posted on 6.12.05 1359.57 Reposted on: 6.12.12 1400.05 If the Yankees crash and burn again this season, I'd put the Jays in second. But that's as far as they'll go, because I don't think anybody passes Boston with a healthy Schilling and Josh Beckett on their staff. Then again, the balance of power in the AL East hinges on who Boston gets for Manny Ramirez. But really, AJ Burnett is worth THAT much? They could have paid him AJ Burnett money and chased after one of the lowlier free agents on the market (or even traded for Juan Pierre). I'm just a little stunned at the moment.
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