First Pitch: Should We Change the Way We Value Pitchers?
Feb13

First Pitch: Should We Change the Way We Value Pitchers?

This afternoon, A.J. Burnett signed a one-year deal with the Philadelphia Phillies. If you’re looking for my reaction to the deal, you’re not going to find it here. I’ve spent plenty of time discussing my thoughts on Burnett. To sum it all up once again, I think the Pirates rotation looks good, and I don’t think Burnett was necessary to have a contending team. If you’re looking for more detail, there are...

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A.J. Burnett Signs a One Year Deal With the Phillies
Feb12

A.J. Burnett Signs a One Year Deal With the Phillies

Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports that A.J. Burnett has signed a one year deal with the Philadelphia Phillies. Source said the Phillies have agreed to a one-year deal with A.J. Burnett. — Todd Zolecki (@ToddZolecki) February 12, 2014 No word yet on the terms of the deal. Obviously this ends the saga of where Burnett will eventually sign. It will be interesting to see what Burnett received on the one-year deal, to see if it matched...

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First Pitch: Recapping Actual A.J. Burnett News
Jan29

First Pitch: Recapping Actual A.J. Burnett News

After months of no real updates on the A.J. Burnett saga, and nothing but repeats of the same old news, we finally got an update today. Travis Sawchik reported that Burnett planned to pitch in 2014, and that he would be open to returning to a team other than the Pirates. I had a bunch of thoughts on the entire Burnett saga, and decided to list them in no specific order. I then went on to sum everything else up at the end. I’ve...

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A.J. Burnett Will Pitch In 2014
Jan28

A.J. Burnett Will Pitch In 2014

According to Travis Sawchuk on Twitter, a source has confirmed that A.J. Burnett will pitch during the 2014 season and he is open to pitching for another team besides the Pittsburgh Pirates. There have been rumors that both the Baltimore Orioles and Philadelphia Phillies would be interested in Burnett if he decided to return and now it seems like they will have a chance to make him an offer. There is also the possibility that more...

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The Latest A.J. Burnett Non-Update
Jan23

The Latest A.J. Burnett Non-Update

Last year during Spring Training, Rob Biertempfel came out with the news that A.J. Burnett was mulling retirement, but he would consider an offer from only one team if he returned: the Pirates. There have been a ton of updates on Burnett this off-season, and each one of them has basically been the same thing we heard last March. Almost ten months after the original report, we’re still left with the news that Burnett is...

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