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The Goon Banger Moderator Since: 2.1.02 From: Calgary, Alberta, Canada Since last post: 250 days Last activity: 198 days # 1 Posted on 6.12.05 1238.14 | Instant Rating: 8.08 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 Since: 9.7.02 From: Sleep (That's where I'm a viking) Since last post: 2186 days Last activity: 1315 days # 2 Posted on 6.12.05 1241.45 | Instant Rating: 6.18 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. This will get added at the end of each post you make, below an horizontal line. This should preferably be kept to a small enough size.
pieman As young as he feels Since: 11.12.01 From: China, Maine Since last post: 43 days Last activity: 36 days
ICQ: # 3 Posted on 6.12.05 1259.34 | Instant Rating: 7.84
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. Gabba gabba hey!
It's False Scrapple Since: 20.6.02 From: I am the Tag Team Champions! Since last post: 424 days Last activity: 218 days # 4 Posted on 6.12.05 1359.57 | Instant Rating: 5.81
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. This pretty much says it all
Gagne's streak was nice, but let's not get carried away. It does not carry the panache or 56; 59; 2,632; even eight straight games with a home run or 24 consecutive wins.
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