Sign up for Yardbarker's daily Top 10 newsletter, the Morning Bark! Customize to get news on your favorite sports and teams.


Rock Bottom

The Philadelphia Phillies signed several veterans this off-season in hopes that each one of them would contribute enough to help the team remain competitive. The last veteran they signed was A.J. Burnett. Burnett was coming off a trip to the post-season a year ago with the Pittsburgh Pirates. He has experience, having pitched in both […]
Via Philly Sports Live
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Burnett Timid About Future After Latest Loss

#490430055 / When the Phillies signed AJ Burnett to a one-year, $16 million contract, they hoped that he would offer a great option out of the three spot in the rotation. Not only did Amaro get a proven veteran starter, but Burnett would be playing comfortably in an area...
Via Philliedelphia
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Liriano's 12 Strikeouts Silence Phils Offense

A.J. Burnett got his second opportunity this season to face off against his former team. Burnett, the Opening Day starting pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2013, contemplated retirement this offseason before choosing to sign a short deal with the Philadelphia Phillies. Back in the summer, when the Phillies took...
Via Philliedelphia
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals slide continues against Burnett, Phillies

For the fifth consecutive game the Washington Nationals ends up in the loss column against the Philadelphia Phillies — this time by the final score of 3-1. The Ugly The Nationals seemed to have a bit of a hangover after Friday’s devastating loss to the Phillies. But give credit where it’s due. Phillies starter A.J. Burnett stifled the Nats batters for seven innings, holding...
Via KCM Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Angels tried trading for A.J. Burnett, the AL West race is over

The September 2nd, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Angels tried trading for A.J. Burnett, the AL West race is over and much more… The Story: The Angels tried to trade for A.J. Burnett. The Monkey Says: And failed because they wanted him to decline his 2015 player option. That seems like a lot to ask for a guy who already was likely reticent...
Via Monkey with a Halo
18 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

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
July 30, 2014  |  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
July 24, 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
Phillies News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

WATCH: Girl throws Jeter ball back

Tedy Bruschi: Roger Goodell must go

Winston suspended for full game

Report: Ravens engaged in massive cover-up

WATCH: Goodell stumbles at presser

Dion Jordan suspended again

Wolves make max offer to Eric Bledsoe

Site tracks when Jameis does “something stupid”

Analyst: Derek Jeter is a clown, fraud

Trump zings new Bills owner

Is Devin Hester a Hall of Famer?

College cheerleader showdown: Week 4

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.