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Phillies’ A.J. Burnett Ready To Retire After The Season?

A.J. Burnett may be ready to hang up the cleats – Mandatory Credit: Jonathan Ernst/Getty Images via The Philadelphia Phillies may be the last team pitcher A.J. Burnett plays for. According to’s Todd Zolecki, Burnett reportedly told the media “probably not” when asked if he’s pitching next season. A.J. Burnett said, “Probably not,” when asked if he plans...
Via The Sports Journal
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Burnett loses, says he'll probably retire after season

A.J. Burnett’s major league-leading walks total wasn’t the only number that rose in the Phillies’ 5-2 loss to the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night. With his 27th start of the season, Burnett passed a plateau that took his contract from $8.5 million to $10 million if he decides to pitch next season. The value of that contract will swell to $12.75 when Burnett reaches 32 starts...
Via Pro Sports Daily
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

AJ Burnett says he will likely retire after season

#453357756 / At the trade deadline, A.J. Burnett's player option may have kept him from joining another team. With a potentially expensive deal being locked in, cash-strapped teams feared Burnett would stick around. After tonight's loss to the Seattle Mariners, Burnett may have been speaking from the standpoint of...
Via Philliedelphia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Can’t Stop the Walk

A.J. Burnett came into tonight leading the National League in walks. They’ve been his achilles’ heel this season, and often get him into trouble. Burnett would add to his season total tonight. Burnett’s counterpart tonight, Seattle’s Hisashi Iwakuma, has exactly 12 walks this season in 20 starts. Quite the contrast. Iwakuma would dominate the Phillies. […]
Via Philly Sports Live
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Gameday 126: Phillies vs Mariners

Philadelphia Phillies (55-70) vs Seattle Mariners (67-57) Starting Pitchers: PHI: A.J. Burnett (6-13, 4.35 ERA) vs. SEA: Hisashi Iwakuma (11-6, 2.72 ERA) Time: 7:05 ET, Citizens Bank Park TV: CSN Weather: 66, Partly cloudy Media: Twitter and Facebook A Note for Today: Tonight is Ryan Howard Bobblehead night at Citizens Bank Park. With the loss yesterday, the Mariners are...
Via Phillies Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Royals Rumors: Kansas City in discussions with Phillies on A.J. Burnett, Antonio Bastardo

According to Jim Salisbury of, the Kansas City Royals are a team to watch out for in trade discussions for pitchers A.J. Burnett and Antonio Bastardo.#452862292 / gettyimages.comThe Royals' starting rotation ranks 16th among the 30 MLB teams with a 3.86 ERA and 27th with a FIP of 4.16. Due to their high FIP, it could be a worry among the front office that their...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
21 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Rumors: Phillies, Pirates talks involving A.J. Burnett 'all but dead'

It seemed like a perfect match. At least on paper. The Philadelphia Phillies and Pittsburgh Pirates were said to be discussing a trade that would send right-handed pitcher A.J. Burnett back to Pittsburgh, but recent reports have suggested that the two sides are highly unlikely to complete a deal.Jayson Stark of thinks the same and says that trade talks involving Burnett...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Phillies Telling Teams A.J. Burnett Will Retire After This Season; Pirates Doubt It

The Phillies signed A.J. Burnett in an offseason after Burnett originally told teams he would go back to Pittsburgh or he would retire. After changing his mind, Burnett went to the Phillies, instead of Pittsburgh. While Burnett had a great two years in Pittsburgh prior to this offseason and Pirates...
Via Philliedelphia
22 days 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
27 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...
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July 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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