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Mustangs989 wrote:Burnett's career road ERA is 4.31 compared to 3.28 at home. That's defenitely something worth noting and adding the fact that he's going to the AL I expect his ERA to rise up around 4 or so.
WittyC wrote:I, for one, have been trying to unload Burnett in every league I have him in since these rumors popped up about three weeks ago. And, considering I had him targeted preseason, I have him in a lot of leagues.
It's simply naive to think that he'll improve anything except, perhaps, wins by making a switch to the AL East.
As already mentioned, he'll be in a better hitter's park against better lineups, and he'll have to face the DH. Camden's not bad to pitch in early in the season, but as the weather heats up, the ball seems to fly out.
Add in the fact that he's still has the giant ? hanging over him with an injury concern, and I think he's a good sell high candidate.
That being said, I haven't dealt him in any of my leagues yet simply because I'm not getting back the value that I want for him. His lack of W's makes his rank low in Yahoo! leagues, which makes him near-impossible to deal in pubs. In my money leagues, I think people are hesitant for the same reasons that I want to deal him.
The moral of this story: sell high... but don't undersell the guy!
Doughhead wrote:I know there area bunch of threads on this already, but I want to specifically know exactly how bad this will be for A.J. owners. Are we overreacting to the potential ramifications of this deal? Maybe he will be more successful? Thoughts?
gtabaplayr1 wrote:On my fantasy baseball team where you can set your fantasy lineups daily Burnett's value will probably increase since I won't start him against the Yanks or Sox. How many times during the second half will he face them? 4 or 5 times probably 1/5 of his starts. So I will start him against everyone else where he will post good numbers and get alot of wins. I don't start anyone but absolute studs against those two teams or Cardnals, so for me this trade is good for my fantasy team. Thats why I have a 6 man rotation of Peavy, Vazquez, Mussina, Bedard, Myers, and Burnett.
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