All posts tagged "A.J. Burnett"

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Fryer Added Leg Kick Over Offseason

    CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Catcher Eric Fryer worked on incorporating a leg kick over the offseason. During the Fall Instructional League, which is held at Pirate City in Bradenton, Florida, Fryer said it was one of his main focuses. "Mainly I really focused on hitting, trying to work in a slight leg kick, trying...

  • Analysis
    A.J. Burnett Hit in the Eye With a Bunt (Video)

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  • Analysis
    Pirates starting pitchers – K% and BB%

    Here is a visual look at how the Pirates’ starting pitchers compared to the rest of the league in strikeout and walk rates last season. This graph shows every pitcher that threw at least 100 innings in 2011. The two lines mark the average rates for this particular group of pitchers, which...

  • Transactions
    Burnett Passes Physical, MLB Approves Deal

    According to Buster Olney, A.J. Burnett has passed his physical, and Major League Baseball has approved the deal. That makes the trade official. The Pirates will need to clear a spot on the 40-man roster to make room for Burnett. They are expected to make that move tomorrow.... This content is for...

  • Top Stories
    Updated Value of a Win & How It Relates to Andrew McCutchen

    A recent piece on Fangraphs re-establishes the value of the cost per win on the free agent market. How does this affect the decision by the Pirates this past off-season and going forward with Andrew McCutchen?

  • Analysis
    First Pitch: Buy Low, Sell High

    In looking at A.J. Burnett's trade value a few weeks ago, I pointed out that the remaining $33 M salary left him with a trade value of negative $17.6 M, based on his 1.5 WAR the last two years. That meant the Yankees needed to pick up $17.6 M just to give...

  • Analysis
    What Did the Pirates Give Up in the Burnett Deal?

    The A.J. Burnett trade has finally come to an end, with the Pittsburgh Pirates getting the right handed starter for $13 M over two years. In exchange, the Pirates gave up right handed relief prospect Diego Moreno and outfielder Exicardo Cayones. For those of you unfamiliar with either player, here is what...

  • Top Stories
    Pirates Acquire Burnett from Yankees, pending approval

    Photo by Keith Allison PITTSBURGH -- The Pirates and the New York Yankees have agreed upon a deal sending right-hander A.J. Burnett to Pittsburgh, pending a physical and approval from the commissioner, Dejan Kovacevic reports.  Under the terms of the deal, the Yankees will be paying $20 M of the $33M remaining on...

  • News and Rumors
    Pirates and Yankees in Agreement on Burnett

    I feel like I've typed this before, but we may be at the end of the A.J. Burnett saga. Buster Olney reports on Twitter that the New York Yankees and the Pittsburgh Pirates hope to take a deal to the commissioner today for approval. Whenever a deal involves more than $1 M...

  • News and Rumors
    A.J. Burnett Rumors: Thursday

    It was a little over a week ago that we first started hearing talk of a possible A.J. Burnett trade to the Pittsburgh Pirates. The talks have moved slowly since then, but might be reaching a conclusion. Jon Heyman tweets that there is a lot of optimism for a Burnett deal to...

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