Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Chris Burke may retire

Sad news out of Louisville as former 1st Round pick Chris Burke is considering retirement, having lost his job in Triple-A Louisville to, yes, Gary Matthews, Jr.

Talk about a victim of circumstance, Burke lost his gig to Craig Biggio's quest for 3000 hits, and never got a significant chance to prove himself with the Astros. Sent to Arizona in the deal to get Jose Valverde, he never really got along there, either. Then it was the Padres, Mariners, and Reds. Now having been unseated by Matthews, Jr. may have been the last straw for Burke.