Pirates Sign A.J. Burnett to One-Year Deal
Nov14

Pirates Sign A.J. Burnett to One-Year Deal

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced on Friday afternoon that they have signed A.J. Burnett to a one-year deal for $8.5 M. The 37-year-old righty pitched for the Pirates from 2012-13, before signing with the Philadelphia Phillies last year. Both Burnett and the Phillies declined their mutual option for 2015 this off-season. Burnett made 34 starts for the Phillies and posted a 4.59 ERA and 1.41 WHIP over 213.2 innings. He had 190...

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A.J. Burnett to the Pirates Probably Isn’t Happening
Jul29

A.J. Burnett to the Pirates Probably Isn’t Happening

Jayson Stark has an update on the Pirates/Phillies rumor involving A.J. Burnett, saying that the talks are “all but dead” (h/t Charlie at Bucs Dugout). Stark notes that the Pirates want assurances that Burnett won’t pick up his player option next season, but that they’ve been unable to get those assurances. Burnett could make as much as $14.25 M next season. Stark says that the Phillies are saying Burnett will...

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Pirates Continue Scouting Phillies and Now Looking at Marlon Byrd
Jul28

Pirates Continue Scouting Phillies and Now Looking at Marlon Byrd

We’ve heard that the Pittsburgh Pirates have been scouting a lot of players on the Philadelphia Phillies. A.J. Burnett has been the big name, and that continued tonight, as they were one of a few teams in attendance tonight for Burnett’s start against the Mets and Bartolo Colon. Blue Jays, Cardinals, Pirates, Braves have scouts at tonight's Bartolo Colon vs A.J. Burnett start. @FOXSports1 — Jon Morosi...

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What is A.J. Burnett’s Trade Value?
Jul26

What is A.J. Burnett’s Trade Value?

The Pittsburgh Pirates keep getting connected to A.J. Burnett. Earlier today we heard from Jim Bowden that the Pirates and Phillies continued to discuss Burnett, and that the discussion revolved around how much salary the Phillies would pick up, and players to go the other way. Last night I took a look at the trade values in this seller’s market, determining that teams will probably have to pay $9.5 M per win on the trade...

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Pirates and Phillies Continue to Discuss A.J. Burnett
Jul26

Pirates and Phillies Continue to Discuss A.J. Burnett

Jim Bowden has the latest update on the A.J. Burnett rumors between the Pirates and Phillies. Pirates-Phillies continue to work on A.J. Burnett deal…on player return as well as how much Phillies have to pay of Burnett’s salary#Alive — JIM BOWDEN (@JimBowdenESPNxm) July 26, 2014 There’s not really much new information here, as we knew the Pirates had shown interest in Burnett, but didn’t like his salary. The interest...

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