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Thursday, June 22, 2006

Burroughs DFA'ed

The Devil Rays have designated Sean Burroughs for assignment.

It would seem that he'll soon be available for the taking. I doubt the organization shares this sentiment, but I'd like to see the Padres re-acquire him, if only to send him to AAA and wait for him to hit.

He's still just 25, is an above-average defender at third base, and has hit .280 with a .340 OBA through 440 major league games. Considering he is still the age of many major league rookies, I wouldn't be surprised if he rebounded to have a solid career as a regular. It is fairly rare for a player to play in that many games before age 25 and not become a good player. And he's far better than Vinny Castilla.

7 Comments:

Blogger Richard B. Wade said...

I agree 100%. Bring 'im back!

10:31 AM, June 23, 2006  
Blogger Lance Richardson said...

I'm not sure if you're being sarcastic, but there can be little doubt that he's a better, cheaper player than Castilla.

1:06 PM, June 23, 2006  
Blogger Richard B. Wade said...

I meant it.

1:59 PM, June 23, 2006  
Blogger jessemundo said...

Um...Didn't Burroughs get sent down about a month ago? His last ML game was May 4th and he has over 100 AB for Durham (and he really blows). I'd take Vinny over him ANY day (the cost is a wash, as Washington most of the difference between Vinny and BLaw's contracts).

3:00 PM, June 23, 2006  
Blogger Lance Richardson said...

Burroughs would at least be a solid bet to post an OBA above .300, jessemundo. Same thing can't be said for Castilla.

Considering Vinny's hitting for ZERO power, as well, and that Burroughs is a better baner and at least as good a defender, I don't see how he could be worse than Castilla.

Plus, at age 25, there a good chance Burruoghs gets better, and becomes a long-term solution at the position. I think we all realize that there's absolutely no chance Vinny improves, and even if he did, he wouldn't be anything more than a stopgap, and a shitty one at that.

9:26 PM, June 23, 2006  
Blogger LynchMob said...

I'll be sure to tell Sandy, on Friday at the BP Pizza Feed, the we (the Friar Faithful :-) ) would like to give Sean one more shot!

The downside of such a move is that it'd put Justin Leone out of a job, as I'm sure that the Padres' brass would not replace Vinny with Burroughs straight away.

Unless we'd let Sean try to rebound down in Mobile?

This is good, out-of-the-box thinking!

1:30 PM, June 27, 2006  
Blogger Lance Richardson said...

Howard, I regret that I will be unable to attend Fri night.

Find out which players are nailing Boch's wife this year for me, would ya?

7:34 PM, June 27, 2006  

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