Originally written on 85% Sports  |  Last updated 10/20/14
In case you have noticed, one of the pitchers with seven wins in the National League is AJ Burnett of the Pittsburgh Pirates.  Yes, the AJ Burnett that was traded by the Yankees to the Pirates for two minor leaguers while paying the Pirates $13 million of Burnett’s remaining salary.  The AJ Burnett that could not win with lineups supporting him with batters such as Jeter, Rodriguez, Cano and Rivera closing games is winning games with the Pirates and is a team later. Burnett is 7-2 with a 3.52 ERA in 11 starts.  His ERA is over a full run lower with the Pirates.  His WHIP in 10 starts with the Pirates in 1.251, while his WHIP with the Yankees was 1.447.  He is giving up less hits and home runs per nine innings pitched, is walking less and striking out more batters while pitching with the Pirates. In his eleven Burnett pitched at least 5 innings in nine of his ten starts.  He had seven quality starts (6 innings pitched with less than three earned runs against).  In fact, he won his la...
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