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2014 Player Reviews: A.J. Burnett

Photo: Before the hot news of Cole Hamels’ injury could cool down, the Phillies had seemingly made a move to bolster their rotation. On February 16, 2014, the Phils signed then-36-year old A.J. Burnett to a one-year deal with a mutual option for year two. Burnett was coming off his two best seasons in the Majors, finding the fountain of youth leading to what felt like...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Rumors: A.J. Burnett expects to return in 2015

The Philadelphia Phillies head into the offseason following their second consecutive 73-win season. At 20th in the Major Leagues in ERA and 23rd in runs scored, the Phillies failed to excel in any area. There are numerous questions surrounding the team, including what to do with an aging core. One veteran who appears to return for next season, despite earlier retirement rumors,...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: A.J. Burnett "Likely" to Pitch For Phillies in 2015

When A.J. Burnett signed his deal with the Phillies, the headline in the email sent to fans indicated that the Phillies signed Burnett to a one-year deal. However, the number of starts Burnett made would give him a player option worth up to $12. 75 million for 2015. Burnett made...
Via Philliedelphia
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Nothing set yet, but signs suggest A.J. Burnett likely to pitch in 2015

Indications are that there's a good chance A.J. Burnett will return to pitch in the majors in 2015. While nothing is set yet, people close to Burnett suggest it is more likely than not he will be back pitching. Besides his love of pitching, Burnett has a $12.75-million player option with Philadelphia. He has until five days after the World Series ends to exercise it. Burnett...
Via Pro Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Rumors: A.J. Burnett more likely to retire

It looks like the end for Philadelphia Phillie starting pitcher A.J. Burnett who has been reportedly very close to retiring from Major League Baseball.#485348707 / gettyimages.comThis is according to a report by Phillies insider for Comcast Sportsnet Jim Salisbury on question remains: Will Burnett cash in his $12.75 million player option and pitch for the Phillies...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Injury Update: A.J. Burnett to have surgery on hernia next week

The Philadelphia Phillies enter the final game of the 2014 season with a record of 73-88, last in the National League Central. They are coming off a 4-2 loss to the Atlanta Braves in which pitcher A.J. Burnett lost his 18th game of the season, most in the Major Leagues. Having been bothered with a inguinal hernia all season, Burnett will have surgery to repair the hernia next week...
Via Sports Injury Alert
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Burnett Calls It a Season (Career?) in Final Start

Despite some offensive help from Ryan Howard, as is the story for most of the season, things did not go well for A.J. Burnett who made the final start of his season and possibly his career last night. It notched his 18th loss this season which is the worst season...
Via Philliedelphia
21 days 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
August 19, 2014  |  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
July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Burnett signing could have deep ripple effects

Hey, it's not our money. Thus concludes my analysis of the AJ Burnett signing. That is way oversimplifying things, but for a team likely contending for no more than third place, as long as Burnett doesn't cost prospects and won't affect the team after this season, the Phillies can waste their money however they want. That is a big part of why I like the Burnett deal...
Via PhilsBaseball
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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