Keep in mind that Affeldt might be a prime trade candidate for KC. Success by Burgos would make it easier for KC to trade Affeldt to a contender desperate for saves (SF?). So even if Affeldt is put back in the closer role after a strong performance by Burgos, Burgos may well still be someone to keep a very close eye on.
Gammons makes mention of the possibility of Affeldt being traded
Come July, the Royals will be looking to make some deals for young players. Mike Sweeney would love to go to the Dodgers. Brian Anderson could be available, as could Jeremy Affeldt, who will be a fourth-year arbitration case at the end of the season.
And yes, KC ownership IS that cheap that they'd trade Affeldt to get out of arbitration. Take what you will from Gammons as a source ...
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