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ESPN’s Crasnick on Burrell

Jan 9, 2006, 12:18 AM EDT

"The danger when you enter into a contract of that magnitude is that
you’re probably signing a guy at his peak time," an American League
executive said. "Your emotions are high and he’s coming off a great
year, and you say, ‘We’re not going to move him anyway. Let’s give him
a no-trade.’ Three years later, you have Pat Burrell."

Ouch.  I’m beginning to wonder more and more what goes on in Pat Burrell’s head.  Crasnick writes that San Fran isn’t really a possible destination for Pat "the bat on my shoulder is afraid to move" Burrell.

>>Phils essentially held hostage by Burrell’s no-trade clause [ESPN]

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