Friday, February 17, 2012

Whoopie. A 25-year-old Single A pitcher

What in the name of Ron Klimkowski is going on?

They're saying we got a guy named Moreno for AJ Burnett.

He’s 25 and pitched four years at Single A in the Pirates' gulag. There's another guy involved, and I'm sure their combined ages total more than 50.

Four years at single A in the Pirates' gulag.

Four years at single A. In the Pirates’ gulag.

A plate of clams. We traded AJ Burnett for a plate of clams.

When we started this winter, our DH was the most exciting young hitter in baseball, a name that excited Yankee fans everywhere, who roused two home run curtain calls on his first day in active pinstripes. Now, it looks like the DH rathole is going to be Andruw Jones and Raul Ibanez, whose batting averages - added together - will likely be shy of .500. What an exciting lineup! And if Michael Pineda tanks, we'll have Freddy Garcia as our second starter. What an exciting team!

A 25-year-old Single A pitcher. What a deal! And soon, Raul Ibanez! Thanks, Cash! You really have us amped for Opening Day!


Unknown said...

i would have taken a bag of sunflower seeds for AJ

Laurie Fine said...

Finalmente, tenemos un jugador que tiene las cayones

Flavius said...

Can you be nice for once? Hal and Hank are going to buy a new boat and i'm certain you won't get invited on board with the way you're acting!

Bye Bye Balboni said...

Not to worry, I'm sure the bag of broken bats we got in exchange for AJ will sport a lower ERA than he did last year.

BernBabyBern said...

The Pirates offered someone named Moreno. If we didn't take that guy we would have gotten Omar.

Rita was available, but the Yankees were turned off by the fact that she's 80 (just like Tim Wakefield!)