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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...
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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
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pirates Interested In Antonio Bastardo, Reunion With Marlon Byrd

The Pittsburgh Pirates have shown interest in at least one of their former players, thus far, starting pitcher A.J. Burnett. The Pirates players lobbied for Burnett's return. But, with Burnett's 2015 option year looming, the Pirates have cooled on the idea of Burnett, according to many reports. Though they have...
Via Philliedelphia
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sunday morning: Roster depth and AJ Burnett

In the wake of these two embarrassing losses in Colorado (which, I dunno, I guess I’ll say more about in the preview for today’s game), there’s been a lot of focus on the Pirates’ current roster construction. That’s because the Pirates have both Michael Martinez and Brent Morel on the active roster, and since the Pirates are facing a slew of left-handed pitchers this week...
2 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
5 days 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
5 days 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
6 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
9 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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10 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...
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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