Re: My Pirate Pre-Season Analysis
Starter - Jeromy Burnitz
Backup - Nate McLouth/Craig Wilson/Jody Gerut/Jose Bautista
This is by far the biggest hole on the Buccos. Can you say Derek Bell??? Thats what I see in Burnitz. Maybey we will get luck and get a Reggie Sanders out of him but I doubt it. He hit a whopping .258 last year! But on the bright side he had 24 HR playing mostly in Wrigley Field. I understand why they brought him in, to add some pop. But the fact is we have the same player only younger in C.Wilson. Wilson can hit 25 homers but has the nickname KKKKraig for a reason. I guess I can deal with Burnitz as a stop gap for a year, he is 36 after all. I forsee RF is going to be a continuous issue all year. Maybey we can get luck and Burnitz will play out of his mind so we can trade him at the deadline for some young guy like we did with Giles or if he doesnt play well just for some middle relief help in the pen
My Grade - D
Last edited by SteelerDan43; 02-03-2006 at 11:15 AM.