July 26, 2007

Please, No!

From the Star Tribune:

On Saturday, Philadelphia assistant general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. was in attendance when Twins prospect Kevin Slowey, currently with Class AAA Rochester, faced Ottawa. The Phillies might set club records for offense this season, but they badly need pitching. Pat Burrell (.249, 12 home runs and 46 RBI) could be available, but he's making over $13 million this season and Philadelphia would have to eat most of that salary.
Please, please please don't let the Twins trade Slowey- a rookie pitcher making no money having shown flashes of brilliance- for Pat Burrell, who makes a lot of money for, well, very little brilliance. Now, if the Phils took, say, Ramon Ortiz back, and agreed to pay, say, 80% of Pat's salary, that I might be okay with...

Posted by Stephen Silver at July 26, 2007 01:49 PM
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