- Eric Karabell, ESPN.com Senior Writer
The best team in baseball promoted one of the best base stealers in the minor leagues Monday, and I, for one, couldn't be more pleased! I remember watching the ridiculously speedy Billy Burns back in March while at spring training in Arizona, and instantly labeled him one of the sleeper stolen base options for this season. The truth on Burns is that he's probably not ready for regular duty in the big leagues, but I haven't forgotten what a smiling Oakland Athletics spokesman said with pride in the press box that sunny March afternoon when I marveled at Burns' aggressiveness: "Yeah, he runs every time he gets on base."
I was hooked!
And now you too can join in the fun, because Burns is on the Athletics.