Rays Shed Burrell & His $9MM Salary, Would Mets Ever Be So Bold?

An article by posted on May 15, 2010

According to this post on Twitter from the Tampa Tribune, the Tampa Bay Rays have designated outfielder Pat Burrell for assignment to make room for Hank Blalock.

Burrell was hitting just .202/.292/.333 this year and had fallen out of favor with the organization and the fans.

But what is most important to note is that the Rays, a low market revenue team, also bit the bullet on the remaining $9 million dollars of Pat Burell’s salary.

Could you even imagine the Mets ever doing something so bold, even if it meant improving the team?

Knowing how the Mets operate of late, rather than considering the possibility of parting ways with Gary Matthews Jr. or (cover your ears) Oliver Perez, I’m sure they are instead now looking at the .202 hitting Burrell and wondering if he would be a good bargain for the bench at a substantial savings. Oh boy… 

And so it goes…

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