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Is This a Good Trade? Burnett vs. Carrasco and the Luck Factor

Ordinarily people talking about their own leagues is a serious faux-pas for fantasy writers. Each and every league has its own particular rules, which do not translate to the general public. Moreover, it’s fairly narcissistic to think anyone cares about your league, or your players, when they have their own league, or more likely leagues, to worry about. Yet here I am talking about...
Via Baseball Professor
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Pittsburgh Pirates: Burnett continues to amaze

In his final season as a professional pitcher, A.J. Burnett isn’t holding anything back. His farewell tour is off to a great start as he has been superb for the Pittsburgh Pirates each time he takes the mound. Burnett improved his record to 4-1 while lowering his earned run average to 1.37 for the season. While Gerrit Cole is having a solid season, Burnett has been the best Pirates...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

A Happy Harvey Day…for AJ

On a day where Mets ace Matt Harvey (and far too many Batman puns) seemed poised to take the stage, A.J. Burnett was the main man for the Pirates…again. Burnett now stands alone with the best ERA in all of baseball. He’s still yet to allow more than two runs in a start. Regardless of how high your expectations were, this is an incredible showing. Saturday’s start was some...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rejuvenated Burnett off to spectacular start in final season

PITTSBURGH (AP) Pittsburgh Pirates starter A.J. Burnett isn't pitching like a guy sprinting toward retirement. The 38-year-old Burnett is 3-1 with a 1.38 ERA heading into a game Saturday against the New York Mets. Burnett's ERA is second in the majors and he's been one of the few constant bright spots for the Pirates, who are hovering around .500 one-quarter of the way through the...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Phillies’ Sean O’Sullivan snares a line drive with bare hand

Guided by reflex and not by rational thought, Phillies pitcher Sean O’Sullivan apparently forgot that he should use his glove when fielding a line drive hit back to the mound. During the second inning of Tuesday’s game between the Phillies and Pirates, O’Sullivan not only caught a ball hit off the bat of A.J. Burnett with his bare hand, but he made it look easy. OK, to be...
Via The Outside Corner
14 days ago  |  Discuss

AJ Burnett vs. his tormentors

Players talk about “home town discounts” all the time, but rarely has it borne itself out as dramatically as AJ Burnett’s return to Pittsburgh; he spent one ugly year in Philadelphia and then turned his nose up at $12-13 million dollars when it came time to decide on his player option. In the same breath, he had his agent call the Pirates and came back to pitch for the Bucs...
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Burnett Gets First Win as Pirates Avoid Sweep Against Reds

Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher A.J. Burnett throws in the first inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds in Pittsburgh, Thursday, May 7, 2015. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) Finally, the bats in Pittsburgh have come to life. The Pirates scored more runs last night than they had in their previous five games combined – all losses – to beat the Cincinnati Reds and...
Via The Sports Journal
18 days ago  |  Discuss

About time those bats showed up

I suppose it’s fitting that the night the Pirate bats finally woke up came with A.J. Burnett on the mound. Burnett maintained his streak of allowing two runs or less in every start this season, but just now picked up his first win in his sixth game. Really, that’s all it was. The offense came to life and Burnett had another strong outing. The top of the order – including Andrew...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
19 days ago  |  Discuss

A.J. Burnett reaches 2400 strikeouts (VIDEO)

A.J. Burnett is now tied for 40th (with Dennis Eckersley) on the all-time strikeout list with 2401. Here’s number 2400: Pretty cool feat. I don’t know if that many people realize how long A.J. has been around and how many he has whiffed – soon to be in the top-40 all time. This is supposedly going to be his final season, but he may want to think twice about hanging them...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates’ Pitcher A.J. Burnett Isn’t Done Yet

Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher A.J. Burnett throws against the Chicago Cubs in the first inning of a baseball game on Monday, April 20, 2015, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) A.J. Burnett is not as young as he once was. The 38-year-old right-hander is a seasoned veteran, having spent time with the Marlins, Blue Jays, Yankees, Pirates, and Phillies in his 15-year major...
Via The Sports Journal
25 days ago  |  Discuss

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