“Ambriox Burgos earned save number eight tonight,” began Jeff Winick, breathless between press conferences announcing his latest non-profit venture DUMP. “Granted, it was his eighth in fourteen opportunities. But that’s the key: opportunity. And that word “opportunity” describes DUMP’s mission: everyone of our players will have an equal opportunity to be traded for minor league prospects and Rule 5 Cubans (naturalized).
” But seriously, Foulke: Compare Burgos’ saves total to those of Guardardo, Jones and Foulke, to name just a few. Burgos cost a mere $11, at least half of their salaries..and imagine if any one of the League’s contenders had those 8 saves in its column. Standings, and the Fortunes they bring, would change dramatically. It is these types of electrifying players who truly impact the outcome of the annual race. As a founding member and ex officio condo, I encourage League owners to offer the Rips someone of fair consideration in exchange for Burgos. It will be DUMP’s inaugural trade and prizes will be awarded. Let’s get it started.”