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Burnett gets the axe; Never ceases to amaze me…

Burnett gets the axe; Never ceases to amaze me…

And you wonder why this organization has been an also-ran for 15 years now ??
The Bucs made their latest bonehead move, reassigning Sean Burnett to AAA Indy.
I'm sure we'll hear all of the typical rhetoric from Littlefield eventually, like he needs to keep working on his mechanics, keep getting his arm stronger, yadda, yadda.
Yeah, he was really struggling out there this year, no doubt. That gooseegg in the ERA column gives it away every time. Zero runs and five hits allowed in 11 1/3 innings.
But for all that, I wouldn't have a problem at all with sending Burnett down, that is if the pitchers ahead of him in the rotation have earned their spots thus far this spring.
But that is not the case, and that is why I'm shaking my head this morning and grunting to myself, "same old Pirates".
This is what happens when management proclaims, before spring training even starts, starting jobs on silver platters to four young pitchers between 23 and 25 years old.
And what is the result when those ...

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