Comments on: A.J. Burnett A Match For the Pirates? http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/02/a-j-burnett-a-match-for-the-pirates.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Thu, 13 Nov 2014 02:28:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 By: Kenneth Amell http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/02/a-j-burnett-a-match-for-the-pirates.html#comment-12184 Sat, 11 Feb 2012 02:07:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=25530#comment-12184 From  The  Fans Name is  Kenneth  Amell
you  will  get  Garrett  Jones  deal  to  new  york  Yankees  Happy  Today  News  put  on  Tv and  ESPN RIGHT COW. com  See  him  Signed  CONTRACT

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/02/a-j-burnett-a-match-for-the-pirates.html#comment-12166 Fri, 10 Feb 2012 16:52:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=25530#comment-12166 AJ Burnett would be an improvement over Correia but at 35 he is no longer the pitcher he was. On the other hand, Garret Jones is a bench player on any contending team. I think the fact that he has to platoon for the Pirates speaks volumes about his abilities. Sure, I like jones as much as the next guy but he is what he is…a role player. This is a move I think the Bucs should make if they can get Burnett for no more then $4 mil per year. If the Yankees don’t want to eat half of his salary then don’t make the deal. we don’t want another Matt Morris type contract to cripple us if Burnett has nothing left in the tank!!! That said, I think a move to the NL and a pitcher friendly park would help Burnett’s numbers.

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By: James S http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/02/a-j-burnett-a-match-for-the-pirates.html#comment-12143 Thu, 09 Feb 2012 19:18:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=25530#comment-12143 The Pirates arent working him out. From what I read they are just going to watch him as he works out for many scouts.
Every other time these things happen, another team usually ends up signing the player because the Pirates are lousy evaluators.

This same scenario went downlast winter with Bartolo Colon and the Pirates took their lazy-ass time as usual, and the Yankees signed him instead. He went on to have a very good season and be the best Yankee starter.

So I wouldnt count on them signing Dmitri. I don’t even think he will be much better than a Randall Simon-type, anyway at his age.
 

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By: James S http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/02/a-j-burnett-a-match-for-the-pirates.html#comment-12142 Thu, 09 Feb 2012 19:09:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=25530#comment-12142 Because he was still recovering from TJ surgery and wasn’t 100%.
You always throw out the two years that follow TJ surgery for any player. What player have you ever known to be back to their original form during the two years that followed their TJ surgery?

He is only 33. He’s not over the hill, he’s younger than Derrek Lee.

I guarantee some team will sign him, probably to a minor league deal and he will make the team in spring training.
The Giants are probably going to get him. He most likely doesn’t want to play for the Pirates anyway, and who could blame him?

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By: Joseph Wil http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/02/a-j-burnett-a-match-for-the-pirates.html#comment-12141 Thu, 09 Feb 2012 15:37:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=25530#comment-12141 It takes two to tango and only 1.5 million of salary relief for yankees will cost us more then a d level prospect.  I like Jones too, but I think it is everybody’s worry that he will be another Bautista if he leaves.  When in reality he is below replacement level at first base in his stats.  Also in reality barring something like a Bautista season he wont be tendered next year, becasue of the guarantee raise over this year arbitration number whater it ends up. 

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By: john.alcorn http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/02/a-j-burnett-a-match-for-the-pirates.html#comment-12139 Thu, 09 Feb 2012 12:36:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=25530#comment-12139 .660 and .646 ops the last two years in over 500 ab’s, last year was in a great hitters park too. What in the world makes you think he can still hit?

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By: John Lease http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/02/a-j-burnett-a-match-for-the-pirates.html#comment-12138 Thu, 09 Feb 2012 12:03:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=25530#comment-12138 I would be more than surprised if the Yankees would pay all but $1.5 million of Burnett’s salary.  If they did, sure it’s worth the gamble, pending a physical.  I wouldn’t give them Garrett Jones though.  I’d fork over a low level prospect.

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By: Jay http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/02/a-j-burnett-a-match-for-the-pirates.html#comment-12136 Thu, 09 Feb 2012 11:51:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=25530#comment-12136 “Burnett can block a trade to ten teams, but Ken Rosenthal reports that the Pirates aren’t one of those teams. ”

Wow, when was the last time the Bucs were NOT included on someone’s limited no-trade clause?

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By: James S http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/02/a-j-burnett-a-match-for-the-pirates.html#comment-12132 Thu, 09 Feb 2012 02:24:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=25530#comment-12132 What? He had Tommy John Surgery in 2008 and is fully recovered. He broke his left hand last year and is now fully recovered.
There are no other injuries and he is perfectly healthy now.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/02/a-j-burnett-a-match-for-the-pirates.html#comment-12130 Thu, 09 Feb 2012 01:35:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=25530#comment-12130 Maybe thats why the Bucs are working out Demitri Young. :)

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