Originally Posted by TC81190
Well maybe not from the scrap heap, but he was very easily had.
Sure. Anybody could have had him. But since he's a Rule 5 guy, getting him and keeping him are two different things all together. Jenks and Turnbow were low risk guys. Probably signed to minor league deals. If they didn't show anything, they could have gone down to the minors and the Sox and Brewers didn't have to worry about losing him. If we want to send Burton down to the minors for more seasoning, every other team has to take a pass on him and if they do, which is highly unlikely, he has to be offered back to OAK.
It is possible he can move into a role similar to what Turnbow and Jenks did but with all the others ahead of him and Narron's reluctance to count on young players, it probably won't happen.