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Jays Shopping Burnett For Shortstop?

Posted on: July 3, 2008 3:27 pm
Edited on: July 3, 2008 7:01 pm

5:55pm: Robert MacLeod talked to Jays President Paul Godfrey, who said J.P. Ricciardi is not shopping Burnett but has received calls.

2:23pm: According to Bob Elliott of the Toronto Sun, the Blue Jays are shopping starter A.J. Burnett for a shortstop.  Elliott notes that the Phillies and Orioles have had scouts at recent Burnett starts.  Neither of those organizations figures to match up on the shortstop front though.

Any contenders with an MLB-ready shortstop to spare?  The Cubs have Ronny Cedeno, who may or may not have a future as a regular.  The Brewers have J.J. Hardy and Alcides Escobar in the organization.  The Braves have Brent Lillibridge, and the Dodgers have Chin-lung Hu.  The Dodgers might need to hang on to Hu, however.


Since: Jul 3, 2008
Posted on: July 3, 2008 4:09 pm

Jays Shopping Burnett For Shortstop

How bout the Whitesox Juan Uribe? He's capable of playing everyday and the Sox don't have a place for him on the roster when Konerko comes back. Only problem is the Whitesox really don't need more pitching.

Since: May 2, 2008
Posted on: July 3, 2008 4:08 pm

Jays Shopping Burnett For Shortstop

Well I would say the White Sox have a couple of options here. They have Orlando Cabrera, who is a free agent to be and they will not pick up his option with the way Alexai Ramirez is playing. They can push Cabrera to Toronto, move Ramirez to SS and put Juan Uribe at 2B. Other option is to push Juan Uribe. The Orioles do want him, but he is just a stop-gap player for the Sox right now. He isn't that bad of a player, who knows, lets see what happens and how this all plays out.

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