Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:15:03 -0700
The Baltimore Orioles do not appear to be very interested in trading for Philadelphia Phillies SP A.J. Burnett at this point.
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:10:17 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates have some interest in trading for Philadelphia Phillies SP A.J. Burnett but are worried about him picking up his player option for 2015, which would be worth at least $7.5 million. The option could be worth as much as $12.75 million if he reaches all of his incentives.
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:33:50 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies SP A.J. Burnett worked eight scoreless innings while allowing four hits and four walks in a no-decision Wednesday, July 23, against the San Francisco Giants. He also struck out six batters while throwing 131 pitches. He moved to 48th on the all-time strikeouts list, passing former New York Mets SP Dwight Gooden.
Fantasy Tip: Burnett is a trade target for plenty of contenders down the stretch, and his fantasy prospects could be about to improve dramatically, depending on where he lands. If he pitches like he did Wednesday, it won't matter where he is.
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:14:59 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies SP A.J. Burnett would not block a trade to nine teams in Major League Baseball. An earlier post indicated he would be open to a return to the Pittsburgh Pirates, and the other eight teams are the Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, New York Mets, Cincinnati Reds, Kansas City Royals, Washington Nationals and St. Louis Cardinals.
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:50:50 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies SP A.J. Burnett prefers the Pittsburgh Pirates as his next team, and Pittsburgh players are lobbying for his return. The player option on his deal may wind up being a road block to a trade, though.
Fantasy Tip: Pittsburgh's pitchers typically are more successful than most clubs', and they helped turn around Burnett's career in 2012. A reunion would be a boon for Burnett's fantasy worth.
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:59:28 -0700
Although the Toronto Blue Jays once had SP A.J. Burnett on their roster, the team is not likely to pursue his services at the trading deadline.
Sun, 20 Jul 2014 13:12:47 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies SP A.J. Burnett was recently scouted by a Pittsburgh Pirates scout not on his normal coverage.
Sun, 20 Jul 2014 01:07:42 -0700
The Philadelphia Phillies and Baltimore Orioles have had preliminary talks on a trade involving Phillies SP A.J. Burnett, but not much progress has been made on a deal.
Sun, 13 Jul 2014 19:56:41 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies SP A.J. Burnett said he is not looking for a trade and is not sure if he would be open to a trade if asked to waive his no-trade clause. "I'm not a guy who looks for an out or wants to get out because things aren't going the right way. If that happens, then it happens, but I'm not looking to move on. This is my team. I understand how things work, but I'm trying not to worry about it. I just try to go about my business and enjoy my teammates," Burnett said.
Mon, 07 Jul 2014 23:53:46 -0700
The New York Yankees will likely stay out of trade talks for Philadelphia Phillies SP A.J. Burnett, who pitched for the team before ending up with the Pittsburgh Pirates.