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Article: Blue Jays claim Alex Burnett off waivers

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#1 Jeremy Nygaard

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 01:08 PM

Burnett just tweeted a thanks to the organization; not something typical for someone simply being optioned.

#2 Jeremy Nygaard

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 01:10 PM

He followed that tweet up by saying he's a Blue Jay.

Stay tuned...

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 01:11 PM

Traded to the Blue Jays it appears?

"And thank you to the fans for being such great supporters, I'm now a part of the Blue Jays organization and I'm very excited to meet my new"

Edited by bobby_baseball, 29 March 2013 - 01:15 PM.

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 01:12 PM

Huh. If you get anything of value for a middle reliver, you made a great move.
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#5 Jeremy Nygaard

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 01:13 PM

Sounds like a straight waiver-claim, no return.

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 01:13 PM

Letting him go for nothing in return is a mistake... the guy is still only 25 and saw him pumping it up to 94-95 last year. Disapointed that we are selling 'low' after a poor Spring. I can think of 3-4 guys on the 40 man that I would have DFA over Burnett...
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Posted 29 March 2013 - 01:14 PM

Looks like the Twins need a roster space. I'd assume they have their eye on someone

#8 Jeremy Nygaard

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 01:17 PM

A spot for Wilikn Ramirez to have his 'contract purchased'.

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 01:18 PM

Not sure what they got for him but not like you gave up a lot either.

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 01:19 PM

Do we have official word on what happened here? He had an option, I thought. So that leaves either a trade or they took him off of the 40-man roster and subjected him to waivers. Huh.

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 01:22 PM

A spot for Wilikn Ramirez to have his 'contract purchased'.


That makes more sense because you just don't get anything of value in a player for a guy like Burnett.

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 01:27 PM

Do we have official word on what happened here? He had an option, I thought. So that leaves either a trade or they took him off of the 40-man roster and subjected him to waivers. Huh.


Straight waiver claim according to LENIII's twitter

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 01:27 PM

Dan Gladden just said on the broadcast that the team tried to outright him to AAA, and he was claimed on waivers by the Blue Jays. It was done to create a spot for Ramirez.

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 01:27 PM

Looks like the Twins need a roster space. I'd assume they have their eye on someone


Wouldn't this just be to make room for Ramirez?

#15 Jeremy Nygaard

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 01:28 PM

The Twins placed Burnett on outright waivers and the Blue Jays claimed him, officially.

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 01:30 PM

Well, good luck Alex. I think he was making progress coming into ST but it ended badly. Hopefully things work out with the Jays.

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 01:31 PM

Well I didn't want him to make the team but I thought the potential was there for him to get better. I just have a feeling this might haunt the Twins.

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 01:38 PM

Well I didn't want him to make the team but I thought the potential was there for him to get better. I just have a feeling this might haunt the Twins.


DFA's guys with a ceiling of 4th reliever have never and will never haunt a team

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 01:40 PM

I'm surprised the Jays had room for him. Aside from the blockbuster trades they made, it seemed to me they made a ton of waiver claims this offseason.

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 02:10 PM

I'm not sure why the Twins were in such a rush to promote Burnett. He certainly got more opportunities than his performance merited.

That said, it's disappointing to give up on a 25 year old player. I don't think he'll be great, but he might have been better if the Twins had stashed him at AAA the last couple seasons.

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 02:20 PM

I'm surprised the Jays had room for him. Aside from the blockbuster trades they made, it seemed to me they made a ton of waiver claims this offseason.


Remember, he doesn't have to be on the 25 man, just the 40-man. I'm sure he'll start out at AAA. The Jays must have someone they can take off their 40-man roster.

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 02:20 PM

The bigger question is now that Burnett is officially gone from the system will Hicks take his number (31) or will he stay with 32?

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 02:22 PM

Remember, he doesn't have to be on the 25 man, just the 40-man. I'm sure he'll start out at AAA. The Jays must have someone they can take off their 40-man roster.


Yup, this doesn't mean Alex will be starting in the majors with the Jays. Chances are he'll go to AAA to start the season.

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 02:25 PM

Yup, this doesn't mean Alex will be starting in the majors with the Jays. Chances are he'll go to AAA to start the season.


The Blue Jays already optioned him to AAA.

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 02:33 PM

The Blue Jays already optioned him to AAA.



Ahh..missed that part but that's what I figured would happen given their current roster.

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 02:45 PM

I was supportive of optioning Burnett, but I don't quite grasp outrighting him off the 40-man before Wood and/or Pinto.

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 03:00 PM

I was supportive of optioning Burnett, but I don't quite grasp outrighting him off the 40-man before Wood and/or Pinto.



I like Tim Wood better than Burnett so I don't have an issue with the move. Granted, Wood is 30 years old but for this year I think he'll help the team more than Burnett would.

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 03:10 PM

I like Tim Wood better than Burnett so I don't have an issue with the move. Granted, Wood is 30 years old but for this year I think he'll help the team more than Burnett would.


I have an opinion on whether a Civic is better than a Sentra, too, but what I really wish is that a 911 was in my garage.

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 03:16 PM

I have an opinion on whether a Civic is better than a Sentra, too, but what I really wish is that a 911 was in my garage.


Don't we all?

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 03:54 PM

I wish him luck. For some reason I always liked him, despite the frustration with him.
He was a WAR neutral player in his time at the MLB level, though perhaps he does have some potential.
At the end of the day I would have much rather seen Butera go, but losing a replacement level player is never going to be a huge mistake.