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AJ BURNETT RUMORS & GOSSIP

First Pitch: Why Has This Been a Quiet Off-Season For the Pirates?

In baseball, a slow off-season is the norm. The off-season is called the hot stove season because it resembles water heating up. You turn on the burners, then you wait. And you wait. Then you see a few bubbles. Then suddenly, the water is boiling and you’re ready to go. It feels like the Pirates have had a slow off-season thus far. No, it hasn’t been slow in the sense that...
Via Pirates Prospects
2 days ago  |  Discuss

On A.J. Burnett Going To The Pirates

A.J. Burnett didn’t have the best time in his one-year stint with the Phillies. After a start on April 11 against the Marlins, he was diagnosed with an inguinal hernia–or, in other words, a part of his abdomen was bulging or protruding where it should not have been. The injury is not the type to fix itself with rest, and Burnett elected to pitch through the pain, rather than...
Via Phillies Nation
9 days ago  |  Discuss

A.J. Burnett returns to the Pirates for one year, $8.5 million

The Pittsburgh Pirates made probably the most shocking move of the early part of the MLB offseason, bringing back A.J. Burnett on a one-year deal worth $8.5 million. The #Pirates have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with RHP A.J. Burnett (@wudeydo34) for 2015. pic.twitter.com/qS623MDvzQ — Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) November 14, 2014 Burnett shined for the Pirates from 2012...
Via The Outside Corner
13 days ago  |  Discuss

A.J. Burnett Took Less Money to End His Career and Win a Ring in Pittsburgh

After signing a one year deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates, A.J. Burnett said a lot of things that Pirates fans might have never thought they would hear just a few years ago. He talked about how he wanted to end his career in a place that he liked, and that his one year deal with the Pirates would be his last season. He talked about taking less money in order to allow the team to...
Via Pirates Prospects
13 days ago  |  Discuss

A.J. Burnett Signs With Pirates For Over $4 Million Less

Hey, @wudeydo34! #WelcomeBackAJ pic.twitter.com/hjgrhTligO — Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) November 14, 2014 Former Phillies pitcher A.J. Burnett seemed to be headed back to the Phillies heading into the offseason. With a player option for $12.75 million, why would he go anywhere else? Burnett rejected a return to the Phillies, much to...
Via Philliedelphia
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates bring AJ Burnett back for 1-year, $8.5M deal

The #Pirates have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with RHP A.J. Burnett (@wudeydo34) for 2015. pic.twitter.com/qS623MDvzQ — Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) November 14, 2014  
Via WHYGAVS?
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles make offer to A.J. Burnett

The Baltimore Orioles have offered a contract to veteran right-hander A.J. Burnett, according to Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports.Orioles also have offered SP A.J. Burnett a deal, though nothing is close there. Baltimore definitely in market for starting pitching.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) November 13, 2014The starter showed other teams of his desire to play for a team that is contending...
Via On-Base Talk
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies offseason guide: Pitchers

Last week I looked at how the Philadelphia Phillies got to where they are today and demonstrated their need for change. This week, I will take a look at which pitchers will stay and go, who are some possible trade candidates and what free agents the Phillies may target.  Phillies Free Agents A.J. Burnett: Burnett declined his 12.75 million dollar option for the 2015 season, a figure...
Via isportsweb.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

According to Phillies Official Site, Burnett Elects Free Agency

#454203424 / gettyimages.com With a $12.75 million player option on the table for him and a decision deadline set for 11:59pm tonight, it seems as if AJ Burnett has elected free agency, according to the transactions page on the Phillies website. This season with the Phillies, Burnett was mainly wild...
Via Philliedelphia
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Burnett, Phils both decline mutual option

On Friday it was announced that A.J. Burnett and the Phillies declined their $15 million mutual option, leaving the righty hurler to decide whether to exercise his $12.75 million player option for next year. The veteran, who turns 38 years old prior to spring training, posted an 8-18 record along with a 4.59 ERA in 34 starts this past season, his first with the team.  Burnett has...
Via Phillies Nation
27 days ago  |  Discuss
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