I saw a couple weeks ago that Nick Burdi was doing great with the Pirates.I know it has been a while since the Twins lost him in the Rule 5.But I also knew that he spent all of last year injured and couldn't remember how all the specifics of Rule 5 worked(I now know the answers).After seeing how amazing his numbers were I couldn't help but thinking: 1)Damn, it sucks that the Twins couldn't keep him around and 2)despite that I know why they left him unprotected.
However, today I saw the following article on Sports Illustrated.
No matter what team a kid plays for, that video made me a little sick to my stomach.He clearly had busted his tail to come back from injury, was living his dream and living up to his potential, and then POOF, it looks like his dream is gone on one pitch.
I always root for ex-Twins and ex-Twins prospects. Just wanted to start a thread to wish Nick well(even though I know he'll never see it:) )