Trade to NL would up A.J. Burnett's value
On Sunday night, while avoiding a show in which a lot of people I've never heard of sang songs I didn't know on national television, I tweeted about Burnett and his potentially new employers -- who actually pays Burnett is irrelevant for this discussion -- and wondered if Pirates fans felt excited about possibly acquiring him. I wasn't aiming to be sarcastic. Some of the tweets made me laugh, ranging from the requisite "He's terrible," and "Pirate fans are probably excited, but not as much as Yankee fans," to "It's easy to be excited when expectations are so low," and "Getting that clown is about as exciting to a Pirate fan as a colonoscopy would be."
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