SmartassBoiler wrote:Yoda wrote:This is the same Ricciardi that lied about BJ Ryan's elbow injury for months correct?
Yeah. Maybe Riccardi should sit down with his manager and ask him why:
A) He ran Burnett into the ground with high pitch counts
B) Why did he and the manager rush him back from an arm injury when the season wasn't going anywhere.
Perhaps then he can run his mouth. He's far more to blame than Burnett for this situation. The way the current Blue Jays staff manages their pitchers is a joke.
Just to correct a few things. Nobody rushed AJ Burnett back from an arm injury. Burnett wanted to come back immediately because they all realized there was nothing seriously wrong with him. And the whole pitch counts thing? Well if he can't go a few starts over 110+ pitches (and it's not like AJ didn't want to pitch in those situations) without feeling "fatigue" in his shoulder, he's not exactly a reliable #2 guy.
IMO, the Jays seem to do a fine job of managing most of their pitchers...Burnett is the aberration.