Jays Want Craig Wilson, Burnett To Miss A Month?
Columnist Marty York is "one of Canada's most popular sports columnists with a track record for breaking big stories." Works for me. In yesterday's column, he tells us that the Blue Jays would like to acquire Craig Wilson by Opening Day.
York mostly disses the team's interest in Wilson, comparing him to other "slow, white guys who can hit relatively well but who cannot run much and who are so subpar defensively that they have to be hidden at positions where they’re least likely to cause problems." He ignores Wilson's .363 career OBP in his comparison. That's the difference, Marty.
He mentions that the Braves, Padres, Mariners, and Indians are also interested in Wilson.
York goes on to report that A.J. Burnett will miss at least the first month of the 2006 season. That'd be a pretty big hit to their staff. This is definitely news to me, as I'd read that the injury was "not serious" and that he'd only miss a week or two.