Found October 22, 2013 on Raise the Jolly Roger!:
A.J. Burnett went on 93.7 the Fan last night to address a somewhat controversial tweet on Sunday, and more importantly, his upcoming decision regarding his free agency. He and Colin Dunlap clarified a scuffle they had regarding Burnett’s opinion on Andrew McCutchen and Clint Hurdle being featured at the Steelers game, and after that, they went on to discuss a number of things…such as his role/relationships with the team, the Game 5 decision, and his future. It’s worth a listen, as Burnett is very honest and revealing, but the most important note he revealed is that he is currently deciding between returning to the Pirates or retiring. As of now, signing with another team is not on his radar. That’s certainly great to hear. Regardless of what you think of Burnett’s antics, he has certainly been a positive overall influence to the team off the mound. And ON the mound, I don’t think people realize how good of a season he had. He was one of the top starters in the NL, and bringing him b...
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