Players come and players go, but there's something about seeing Sean Burnett in this video of the Angels introducing Fat Joe Blanton, Tommy Hanson, Sean Burnett and Ryan "The Only Boras Client not on the Nationals Payroll" Madson today that seemed all wrong. Maybe it's the whole "breaking up the band" feel to the inevitable tinkering with the feel-good 2012 Nats formula; that feeling will probably be amplified once Adam LaRoche eventually signs his 3-year deal with some other team, but it'll be OK. Pretty sweet deal for Burnett; and according to the Washington Post, Rizzo "didn't compete" with the Angels offer.
So, Mike Rizzo, speaking of Sean Burnett: how are the J.P. Howell talks going anyway?
(Screen cap via MLB.com video)