Skippyoz wrote:Fantasy Star wrote:I'll gladly take Burnett 3 ROUNDS LATER than Billingsly. Although always an injury risk, he's a fairly safe bet for 17-20 wins with 220+ k's. I suppose Billingsly could post similar numbers but why not lose your 12 round pick over your 9th round pick? I'd go Burnett here. The other is a tossup between Sonny and Jurjens....take your pick, but I'd go with Sonny.
I do like Burnett, but I don't think he's a 'fairly safe bet' for those numbers... he's only had more than 12 wins ONCE and more than 203 K's ONCE... and both were last year... in a contract year. I think he 'could' approach those numbers, but not a safe bet.
No way on either one of these. Keeping Burnett would be borderline stupid over an up-and-comer like Billingsley, especially with him pitching half of his games in the NL West. Jurrjens is young and there is a lot to like about him (article: http://www.drivelinemechanics.com/2008/ ... jair-jurrj). I'd take him over Sonnanstine.