Found August 01, 2012 on Baseball Prospectus:
The Tuesday Takeaway From the wee hours of the morning through the 4:00 p.m. ET deadline, general managers took center stage. The Phillies split their outfielders between the National League West rivals, sending Shane Victorino to Los Angeles and Hunter Pence to San Francisco. The Cubs finally found a taker for Ryan Dempster, shipping him to pitching-starved Texas. And the Reds landed Jonathan Broxton, adding another power arm to the senior circuit’s most talented bullpen. But as the dust settled and the sun set, A.J. Burnett grabbed the spotlight at Wrigley Field. Acquired from the Yankees in a salary-dump trade in February, the 35-year-old right-hander has gone from unpredictable in New York to unbeatable in Pittsburgh. After allowing four or more runs in 15 of his 32 starts last season, Burnett has held his opponents to three or fewer in 16 of his 19 outings in 2012, including last night’s 5-0 victory over the Cubs. Burnett entered the second game of the three-game s...
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