If the Jays lose out on Burnett, I would MUCH rather have Zito anyways.Originally posted by *SiLver*RoBoT*
If the Jays fail to land Burnett, they would still have the potential to get in on the expected trade bonanza for Oakland A's left-hander Barry Zito, who could wind up being the showstopper of the meetings. With one season to go until free agency, Zito will almost certainly require a multi-year package from any team he is traded to and the Jays, if Burnett spurns their overtures, will be flush with enough cash to make a tempting proposal.
I'd have no problem with us dropping even more money than Burnett would cost to aquire him either. We'd have the best 1-2 punch in the AL, and maybe the whole MLB.
C'mon JP, work some magic!