I'll give Burnitz somewhat of a pass on this - it's human nature to decide there's no chance when you do the same thing you just failed at 20 times in a row. And I can certainly understand his frustration.
But only somewhat of a pass, because he is making more money for eight months' work than I will ever see, and because it's just not that hard to run out every grounder when you only bat four or so times a day. And because his actual play has been unforgivably awful.
"Are you kidding me? What else is he going to do?" Burnitz replied. "In this situation, of course he's going to stay with me. This is the first team I've been on in a couple years where I'm Joe High-Paid Free Agent. That in and of itself should tell you the big picture that the team's in. If I'm just another guy on one of those big-market, big-paying teams ... that's not the way it is here, and I understand that. I'm cool with it."
Wow. As Matskralc says, that's unbelievably depressing.