And Rod Barajas In the Role of Sugar Coating

Make sure you’re sitting down.  Take a deep breath.

Journeyman catcher Rod Barajas is “thrilled to reunite with (A.J.) Burnett on Bucs”.

THRILLED!

Funny, in the above linked article he never says he’s “thrilled” with anything, but then again, who on the Pittsburgh Pirates would be?

Can we just call the A.J. Burnett trade situation what it is: EMBARRASSING.

Embarrassing for the Yankees because they gave him all that cash.  Embarrassing for A.J. because he got all that cash only to become Brad Penny.  Embarrassing for the Pirates — THE LOWLY PIRATES — because they were the only ones desperate and baseball-stupid enough to take him on.

Considering the money the Yankees are eating on this deal, it really does look like the Pirates got a bargain, of course, until one realizes they now have A.J. Burnett on their team.  Coaches, teammates and clubhouse doors beware.

In the meantime, I’m sure Rod Barajas is enjoying his brief moment in the public eye, even if it is as a sugar coated red herring.  When ya play with the Pirates, ya gotta milk every second ya get.

Don’t hate me, ‘cuz I’m right.

Peace,

Jeff

4 Comments

Poor AJ had to blame his poor pitching on the Yankees and how they “tinkered” with him too much. Oh well. Maybe he’ll do better being back in the NL.

Brad Penney has a hot girlfriend, though. Not sure on Burnett’s situation. Maybe AJ should be over in Japan, too?
–Mike

Mateo — That was a fantastic game. I’ll never forget it.
Mike — True, but glad to know you still have ‘em in shoeboxes too.
–Jeff

Can’t help but to wish Barajas well. Hey Dodgers Home Opener is against the Pirates.

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