Opening Day Bullpen-Alex Burnett
I thought this year they were starting with a clean slate and decided everyone mustt earn their spot..
So how'd this guy make the opening day roster?? Here's his spring stats and last years stats...
Spring 2012: ERA: 6.97, WHIP: 2.22, Batting Average Against: .366, with 5 K's and 5 BB's in 9 innings..
Last Year: ERA: 5.51, WHIP: 1.40, Batting Average Against: .275, with 33 K's and 21 BB's in 50 2/3 innings..
I would've much rather seen Fien make the opening day roster over Burnett. Fien's stats this spring...
ERA:1.93, WHIP: .86, Batting Average Against: .176, with 9 K's and 2 BB's in 9 1/3 innings.
He wasn't on the 40-man roster though.
Others on the 40-man I would've rather seen over Burnett..
Spring: He was sent down right away so he only got 3 innings and he has control issues, but so does Burnett and this guy has a mid-90's fastball
Spring: As with Oliveros, He had a very small sample size this spring and he also has some control issues, but he also has a mid-90's fastball and his pitches have movement. He spent all of 2011 at AAA and I think he or Oliveros would've been a much better option then Burnett.. Are the Twinkies still holding onto the good start Burnett had in the 2010 season???