Tnetennba Posted March 28 Share Posted March 28 4 hours ago, caulfield12 said: Burger has one option remaining "While there’s no need to move on from Burger, especially given the amount of time and resources invested in the former No. 11 overall pick, a trade probably should be explored. The 40-man roster needs better defenders, and Burger is decidedly not that. While his bat is a plus, it’s a bit of a redundancy in Chicago’s righty-heavy lineup, and his injury struggles are another issue the White Sox don’t need to be doubling down on. If he can help bring in a plus defender and/or a left-handed hitter who’s getting squeezed off of another roster, it’s worth looking into. The White Sox should be combing all of baseball for Triple-A players and young bench guys who could use a change of scenery, competent backups with the slightest chance of being something more." Southsidesox.com Quoting SSS here provides no real relevant info. No one is disputing that Burger has an option remaining. What you fail to or refuse to understand is that said option is used when he gets sent to Charlotte, not the other way around. Burger would have to make the 26 man roster for that option not to be used. Once the option is used, he can be recalled at any time, for up to 3 times this season. He could stay in AAA all year and no matter what the option is still used. Waiting for an “inevitable” Mondada injury would require use of a limited bench spot to keep Burger with the big club while he rode the pine instead of getting AAA ABs everyday. That would be a horrible usage. Burger is likely a AAAA guy so trying to save his last remaining option really isn’t that big of a deal. Every team has guys like Burger and Sheets, which is why they have no trade value and are still in the org to begin with. This really isn’t difficult to understand. 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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