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AJ BURNETT RUMORS & GOSSIP

The Calming Influences of A.J. Burnett

38,000 fans of the Pittsburgh Pirates were lustily booing umpire Vic Carapazza after his phantom foul tip call gave Cardinals’ slugger Mark Reynolds a second chance that he would not waste. Reynolds drove the very next pitch from A.J. Burnett over the left field wall to stake the Cards to a 1-0 second inning lead. PNC Park was a powder keg ready to explode. Francisco Cervelli...
Via Hidden Vigorish
July 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates Pitcher A.J. Burnett Hits First Home Run in Close to a Decade

Pitchers are supposed to save their arms for pitching. They are not meant to be big, brawny guys that go after batting titles or anything. Typically their batting averages are among the worst in the league, and they are certainly not known for hitting the long ball--but Pirates pitcher A.J. Burnett sure got a hold of one Saturday night against the Cardinals.It's only the fourth home...
Via FatManWriting
July 12, 2015  |  Discuss

This is what AJ Burnett came back for

After a year in baseball purgatory, AJ Burnett made a beeline back to the Pirates in the hopes of closing out his career on a winning baseball team. Today, Burnett gets the ball with a chance to move the Pirates within 3 1/2 games of the first place Cardinals in front of a national TV audience and a full house at PNC Park. I’m sure that Burnett’s happy with the way he’s started...
Via WHYGAVS?
July 11, 2015  |  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...
Via WHYGAVS?
May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Expect A.J. Burnett to Return to his 2013 Form

It is understandable that A.J. Burnett would like to take a mulligan for his 2014 season. No veteran pitcher wants to waste one of the final seasons of his career getting tagged with 18 losses on a last place ball club. Last season started with a regrettable decision to leave the Pittsburgh Pirates and their analytic approach to defending ground balls in favor of an opportunity...
Via Hidden Vigorish
April 02, 2015  |  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...
Via The Outside Corner
November 14, 2014  |  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
November 14, 2014  |  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
November 10, 2014  |  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
November 01, 2014  |  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
October 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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