It pains us to write this post. But we feel compelled to point out that Pat Burrell now has 17 home runs in 90 games with the Giants. That would project to about 31 home runs over a full season. He has also posted a .370 OBP and an .880 OPS. All those numbers are comparable to his last season in Philadelphia (33HR, .367OBP, .875OPS). That was just before the Rays gave him $16 million.
And what makes this even more painful, is that the Rays are still paying Burrell to help the Giants quest for the playoffs. And what if the Rays and Giants meet in the World Series? The Rays would be paying the salary of one of the opposing team’s best hitters.
That just sounds like a party in a box *head meets table*.