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Can't understand this...

Seems like the Braves are completely inundated with stupid rumors this day. Of course it seems that we are going to trade Jurrjens and possibly Prado, but I found this to be insane.

The Pirates expressed interest at one point, sources say, and a rival executive speculated that the Braves could pursue Burnett if they trade right-hander Jair Jurrjens. ... Burnett, however, is guaranteed $16.5 million in each of the next two seasons, and teams are asking the Yankees to pay most or all of his remaining salary, sources say.
(http://www.fannation.com/truth_and_rumors/view/321216-yankees-cant-find-a-taker-for-burnett?eref=sihp&sct=hp_bf2_a8#ixzz1ibbMdbK1)

This came from FoxSports.com via SI.com. Seems like the good people at Fox haven't been paying attention to the Braves (as usual) in that we are trying to shed salary this coming year, not add a ton, even if the Yankees pay most of the salary. Besides this, why in the world would we replace Jurrjens with a pitcher that is A) obviously over the hill, B) exactly the same pitcher that we just paid another club $10m to take off our hands, and C) is 10 years older than the pitcher we would get rid of? This doesn't even get into the conversation as to why we would want to block our young, more talented pitchers for two years with an overbloated contract, not to mention eat up a lot of salary that we could use to resign some key free agents next year.

Perhaps when Frank Wren makes a move, we'll see some of these inane rumors begin to die down. One can only wish.

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