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Is A.J. Burnett overrated?
Tue, November 4, 2008


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Yes, he's overrated (and overpaid), but is about every player in MLB (overpaid).

The whole economy is going to go into a deep recession - maybe even a depression worse than in the Thirties, yet the sports teams are oblivious to this.

There are going to be some sports franchises in the NHL and MLB go bankrupt in a few years if they don't control the spending.
gordholio, 2008-12-22 06:33:23

AJ Burnette is a premadonna who plays for contracts, not for team mates or fans.
Doug, 2008-11-20 19:07:31

AJ Burnett doesn't deserve to play with Toronto. I wasn't excited about him coming to T.O in the first place. Bob McOwan was right. Burnett is a .500 pitcher at best. Good luck AJ on finding the bullpen support you had here with the Jays next year. If you have 18 wins on any team next year excluding the Rays or the Red Sox I will be very suprised. If you end up in the NL again, then all the better, we won't have to see you again potentially.

Typically, one good year always gets you a better contract extension. Well see what happens.


John, 2008-11-17 14:36:36

Sports and entertainment celebrities are WAY overpaid.

People who are basically of the same intelligence are working at Tim Hortons, except they didn't happen to be blessed with athletic or acting/singing skills.

I know that they entertain us, but a lot of money is being made (an excessive amount by the owners, movie companies, producers, etc.).

That's why ticket prices are so high and beyond the average person for some sporting events.
gordholio, 2008-11-12 09:02:10

AJ is a valuable asset, but JP is not. JP is looking for a shortstop and DH for next year!! What crap! Johnny Mac or Scutaro will be fine there, and Lind and Snider can split the LF/DH duties with no problem, so JP should use his money to either sign AJ or get another good starter. Don't waste it on another over-the-hill veteran.
saltwaterJ, 2008-11-06 20:19:45

I don't know about "overrated." But he's certainly - like most baseball players - overpaid. Welcome to the Sports World Of The High Cost Of Mediocrity!
Gary O., 2008-11-06 14:05:41

At the beginning of the year, I would have agreed that maybe Burnett isn't worth the money. But he showed us what he can do when he stays healthy.

Good pitching is hard to find. It's to bad that loyalty means nothing these days, because he really owes the Jays the last two years of that contract.
rk, 2008-11-06 11:06:22

With all major league teams desperate for pitching, somebody will overvalue Burnett and pay more than the Jays can afford anyway. Let him go and move on! I hope JP stays the course and builds from within like Tampa Bay has done for many years. Bring up our talented young players as they mature and fill in with "underrated" players from other teams. Then use the 2 draft picks we get for Burnett to backfill the pipeline of young talent. It's a strategy teams like the Twins have already used successfully, and paying big bucks for players isn't a guarantee of success.
William, 2008-11-05 14:28:13

His talent isn't necessarily overrated, but his ability to realize it on a consistent basis certainly is. Up until the 2nd half of this past season he was simply a very high paid .500 pitcher
Ken, 2008-11-05 08:28:43

He's vastly overated,never had a 20 win season,is egotistical,bad for the clubhouse and no team loyalty.Let the bum go wherever he wants.Some rich team will sign him for big bucks and he will blow his arm out trying to show them how great he is.Good Riddance !
Johnny, 2008-11-05 08:25:15

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