Thursday, September 14, 2006


What a game yesterday afternoon for the boys. A career day for Zaun, who should be handed the starting catcher duties for next season and a beautifully thrown shutout by A.J. Burnett! Burnett’s really come on strong lately…in the last 30 days he’s 4-2 with a 3.02 ERA. As I stated in a previous post, there is hope for next year if he can stay healthy and can keep pitching the way he has lately. Was he worth $11 million this year? Obviously not, but luckily the insurance company paid a chunk of that salary. However, in the last few games he is showing potential of what he could become for this team and that is a reliable second starter to compliment Mr. Halladay. Burnett’s VORP is actually 4th amongst pitchers with a 22.1 (good enough to rank him eight on the team). He also has 7 win shares which is a pretty impressive statistic when he’s pitched in only 18 games, some of them very short outings.

The Jays enjoy an off day today before hosting the pesky Devil Rays, a team that has been embarassed by the Yankees the last few nights...

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