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by Declan Kerin
on November 14, 2012
in Interviews, Leafs News
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Brian Burke on Hockey Central – 2012/11/14 Interview: the Maple Leafs GM and President Brian Burke joined Hockey Central at noon to discuss the Marlies season so far and a few other odds and ends.
Other topics touched on by BB include Morgan Rielly and Roberto Luongo, Â about whom Burke makes an “emphatic” denial of the rumours of an all-but-done deal between the Leafs and Canucks.
Tags: Brian Burke, SportsnetFan590
Someone tell Burke to Free Elmo!!
Now stop it.
Supportive comment re Naz. No deal in place for Lou. Technically that has to be correct, but thin ice Burkie.
He said that there is no deal in place, however he didn’t say that him and Gillis aren’t talking.
He said no deal with any player on Vancouver, they should have asked about the other teams, they didn’t , they missed a great opportunity.
Something is brewing in Leafland.
just waiting for this blue jays trade to be vetoed. any one else?
Funny, I thought the same thing…he made sure the emphasis was no trade with “Vancouver”. Maybe reading too much into it, we’re pretty starved for news these days.
Selig and Loria are good friends so that’s not gonna happen.
With that being said, Blue Jays fans need to take a step back and calm down a bit. While this trade definitely makes the Blue Jays significantly better, it definitely doesn’t guarantee them a playoff spot, let alone a World Series Championship.
Think about it, AA has acquired what amounts to be the core of a 69-93 team.
I love Jose Reyes and he might just be the best SS in baseball right now and Johnson/Buerhle add some much need depth to the rotation, however Buck is nothing more than a backup catcher to Arencibia and Bonifacio is basically just an above average utility guy.
If Morrow continues what he started last season, Johsnon lives up to his potential, Romero returns to form, Buerhle is his inning-munching self and a legitimate #5 starter steps up and takes the reigns, this team might just make a run at the playoffs.
They’ll also need Bautista to return from injury with no issues, Encarnacion to repeat his breakout season, Lawrie to produce like we know he can and hope Lind can show the glimpses of his former self he displayed from time to time last season on a more consistant basis.
Ontop of that, is Gose/Davis/Seirra good enough to platoon and LF and who’s the starting 2B? (Would be great if Scutaro returned)
Also, can Rasmus be more consistant at the plate?
Lots of things have to go right for this team to contend.
No chance that happens IMO. Only way it gets stopped is if some one fails the physical.
I know Yushki! Why?
Like they did last year for the Orioles? Its been a while since there was anything to get excited about in Toronto sports BTW so its actually kind of fun.:)
Like who did what for the Orioles last year?
Also, don’t get me wrong, I’m as excited as anybody about the 2013 Blue Jays, but I’m not expecting them to win the World Series or even make the playoffs.
everything went well for them. Last year at this time who expected them to be higher than 4th in the division?
Tim & Sid on The Fan were saying today that Johnson may be part of another trade (AA may flip him). This was speculated from Johnson’s agent’s comments.
Johnson and Arencebia for what???
Doorman: Thought Yushki might have been same battalion. I believe he must still be in service as haven’t seen Yushki posting for a while, and really enjoy his posts. I have a lot of respect for all who have served or are still serving. Thanks for responding.
The trade is amazing for the talent we brought in. Where the deal is bad is that we brought on $150million, we gave up a lot of future and young talent. Personally I feel that this trade is gonna bring in huge revenue in sales, tickets etc.
Overall we are a much better team but there are negatives as always, excited to get the season started
Bang on Indy, when he said no trade with Vancouver, I thought for sure one of those Fan 590 bozos would ask a simple follow up,” what about other teams, anything cooking with them” but no such luck, those Fan boys missed the boat on that one for sure
Ingy I mean!
And what did Johnson’s agent say??
BTW, I hope they don’t flip him, seeing as the improved Blue Jays rotation is one of the best parts of this trade, behind getting Reyes of course.
They’re definitely the front-runner, barring injury, for the Wild Card IMO. And they should be in the hunt for the Division as well.
Remember, this was NOT a 73 win team. They got terribly unlucky with catastrophic injuries last year. I think of this as a 85 win team that just added a top of the order SS and 2 top 4 starters. Throw in a pretty good backup catcher and a 6-position utility player with tons of speed.
With the Red Sox falling from glory last season and the Yankees not getting any younger, this might be the perfect season for the Blue Jays to win the Division, although the Rays and Orioles have really talented young teams.
I haven’t followed the Jays closely for a while. Dustin McGowan seemed to have great potential, but obviously the injury didn’t help. Is he likely to be in the top 2 if he is on top of his game?
i like the trade very much its the rest of the baseball world that is not too sure about it
I love the Speed (Reyes, Davis, Gose, Bonifacio) and Power (Bautista, Encarnacion, Lawrie, Rasmus) the Blue Jays are now able to run out there every night!
Arencibia also has plenty of power and Lind has historically been a huge power hitter, if only he can find his game.