wrveres wrote: Yoda wrote:
Wouldn't you if your LF can't play a lick of defense with a sub .900 OPS and making 27M in the next two years?
But doesn't Burrell have a no-trade clause?
Yeah he has a no trade clause.
I wouldn't want him unless Philly is picking up half that tab thats for sure. But he is def gone
...General manager Pat Gillick indicated that the Phillies would look to move Burrell, perhaps eating some of his remaining $27 million over the next 2 years, as long as he would waive his no-trade clause.
'We're going to have to continue to look for a little more offense. We know we're probably... Pat has had a really difficult time protecting Howard,' Gillick said.
hows that for a slap in the face.
Waive your no trade clause or there will be more.
Burrell does have a no trade clause (thanks Ed Wade) but I don't think he'll have a problem waving it. He was getting killed in Philly at the end of the year. I went to a couple of games at the end of the year and I thought JD Drew was on the field with how much Burrell was getting booed.
As a Phillies fan, I don't mind the signing. When I think about how much Schmidt and Zito are going to get in this market I feel pretty solid about Moyer. He's already 43 and he's still a solid pitcher, he won't lose anything more over the next two years then what he's lost already. The great thing about him is that he is a student of the game. We have a lot of young impressionable pitchers around between Myers, Hamels, Segovia, and Gio Gonzalez. All four of them could learn a ton from him about how to pitch a game and Hamels and Gonzalez are lefties so they could learn even more from him. I specifically remember reading an article with Cole saying how much he had already learned from Moyer and that he hoped the Phils would resign him.