The Baltimore Orioles appear to be the team that may sign AJ Burnett. This is the same club that if you remember, back in 2005, a source told a reporter that Orioles brass suggested that there was “...no way we sign a guy with nipple rings.” The guy with nipple rings is AJ Burnett. I just wanted to put that into context for you.
Now that AJ Burnett has told people that he doesn't necessarily need to come back to the Pittsburgh Pirates... suddenly nipple rings don't matter anymore:
Orioles "all in" on AJ Burnett, Rays in, early in process
— Peter Gammons (@pgammo) January 30, 2014
Nipple rings apparently don't matter to the Tampa Bay Rays either.
(NOT actually AJ Burnett's chest.)
Hey, good for them, very progressive of them. I kid, I kid.
Look, truth be told, I am not an AJ Burnett hater. I think the guy's a decent pitcher but not spectacular. I think he was in over his head in New York and the Yankees oversold him when they signed CC Sabathia at the same time. That's my take, no biggie if you don't agree.
That being said, the American League East is still the American League East... does it change if you're with the Yankees or the Orioles or Rays? Pressure is pressure. Well, we shall see.
If anything happens with AJ, we'll tell you... after all, we like to keep BYB readers in the loop on former Yankees as well. Plus, there is really no news the speak of these days... it's killing me.
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