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A.J. Burnett's Contract Reportedly Problematic For Trade With Pirates

#452046650 / The Phillies continue to explore trades before the July 31 trade deadline that will bring the team some young talent going forward. Some of the Phillies have drawn trade interest, including starter A.J. Burnett. Burnett has drawn some interest from both the Baltimore Orioles, and the Pittsburgh...
Via Philliedelphia
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pirates want no part of Burnett's player option, hurting trade chance

The Phillies and A.J. Burnett wouldn't mind working out a deal for him to go to Pittsburgh, but the Pirates' interest, believed mild at best, might fall further if Burnett intends to pick up a player option for next year that's likely to be worth $12.75 million. The option is for $7.5 million at its minimum, but just 32 games started brings it up to $2.75 million, which...
Via Pro Sports Daily
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pirates Rumors: Pittsburgh has 'mild' interest in Phillies' A.J. Burnett

The Pittsburgh Pirates are on the lookout for another starting pitcher before the month of August. While nothing appears to be imminent at this time, they are looking at their options.One player they have been heavily connected to is A.J. Burnett, who played for Pittsburgh last season. There is mutual interest between the Pirates and Burnett, but they want no part of his player option...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Framing a Return to the Pirates for A.J. Burnett

The Pittsburgh Pirates have been heavily scouting starting pitchers that are said to be available at the trade deadline. They may end up turning to a familiar face. A.J. Burnett is said be open to returning the Pirates. His old teammates would be happy to welcome him back.   #Phillies’ Burnett not only prefers #Pirates as next club, but Bucs players said to be lobbying for his...
Via Hidden Vigorish
2 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Trade Rumors: Bartolo Colon, A.J. Burnett

David Price is the big prize among starting pitchers on the trade block. Jeff Samardzija has already been dealt, and it remains to be seen whether Cole Hamels or Cliff Lee will change teams by the deadline. Beyond that, there are plenty of mid level options. Two veteran hurlers, Bartolo Colon and A.J. Burnett, have seen their names mentioned frequently in the last week or so. The New...
Via Baseball News Source
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Quick Hits: Latest Trade Rumors on Hamels, Burnett, Pigs

Good Sunday morning! Just 11 days away from the trade deadline, here are the latest trade rumors surrounding the Phillies. - Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe cites Major League sources, stating that if the Phillies find a taker for the entire remainder of Cole Hamels‘ contract and get three pieces in return, Hamels “is gone”. - The Phillies and the Orioles have begun “very...
Via Phillies Nation
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles talking with Phillies about AJ Burnett trade?

According to Jon Morosi of Fox Sports, the Baltimore Orioles have had "preliminary talks" with the Philadelphia Phillies regarding starting pitcher A.J. Burnett.Phillies and Orioles have had very preliminary talks on a trade that would send A.J. Burnett to Baltimore, sources tell @FOXSports1.— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) July 19, 2014First of all, let's not get ahead...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Orioles, Phillies In Preliminary Talks About A.J. Burnett Trade

The Baltimore Orioles might have found an answer to their starting pitching woes. Baltimore had preliminary discussions with the Philadelphia Phillies about acquiring pitcher A.J. Burnett, sources told Fox Sports 1. Burnett signed a two-year deal with the Phillies this past offseason.  Philadelphia is 12 games under the .500 mark and in last place of the National League East, so...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Burnett on trade talk: Phillies are my team

Changes are almost certainly coming for the Phillies. A franchise-record payroll has not translated into postseason contention this year. The Phillies reached the All-Star break on Sunday with a 42-53 (.442) record, their second-lowest winning percentage at the break since 1997, when they went 24-61 (.282). Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon made it perfectly clear last week that...
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Historical Comparisons for Hypothetical Burnett Trade

With teams in search of starting pitching, a lot of teams will be scouting Cole Hamels and the soon-to-be-returning Cliff Lee in the coming days. But, because of Hamels’ long-term commitment and Lee’s expensive short-term commitment mixed with the southpaw’s injuries, neither is the most likely Phillies starting pitcher to be lured away via trade. One name that continues to...
Via Phillies Nation
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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