Fri, 14 Nov 2014 14:05:34 -0800
Pittsburgh Pirates SP A.J. Burnett had hernia surgery after the 2014 season ended. He expects to be fully ready by spring training.
Fri, 14 Nov 2014 12:42:06 -0800
Free-agent SP A.J. Burnett (Phillies) signed a one-year, $8.5 million contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates Friday, Nov. 14.
Fantasy Tip: Expect a minor resurgence from Burnett in 2015. The Pirates are a better offensive and defensive team than the Philadelphia Phillies, and PNC Park is a significantly more favorable pitching environment. Still, he'll be 38 years old, so expectations should be kept in check.
Thu, 13 Nov 2014 08:57:34 -0800
Free-agent SP A.J. Burnett (Phillies) has received an offer from the Baltimore Orioles, but nothing is close at this time.
Tue, 04 Nov 2014 08:53:10 -0800
Free-agent SP A.J. Burnett (Phillies) says that he is not ready to retire despite declining his $12.75 million player option with the Philadelphia Phillies. Darek Braunecker, Burnett's agent, said Burnett "wants to pitch for a contender" next year. He could have made up to $14.5 million with the Phillies in 2015 if he had started at least 30 games. Burnett went 8-18 with a 4.59 ERA and led the National League in losses and gave up the most earned runs and walks of any starter.
Tue, 04 Nov 2014 06:03:47 -0800
Philadelphia Phillies SP A.J. Burnett declined his $12.75 million option for 2014 Monday, Nov. 3.
Sat, 01 Nov 2014 08:21:16 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies SP A.J. Burnett and the team both declined his $15 million mutual option for 2015. Burnett still has to decide if he will exercise his $12.75 million player option.
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:15:09 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies SP A.J. Burnett is expected to exercise his $12.75 million player option for 2015.
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:31:44 -0700
The Philadelphia Phillies could have $20 million in payroll room to spend this offseason, which could net them a major signing or a few mid-level to minor players. The amount could go higher if SP A.J. Burnett declines his $12.75 million option and players like RP Antonio Bastardo and OF Domonic Brown are dealt.
Thu, 09 Oct 2014 11:32:44 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies SP A.J. Burnett probably will exercise his $12.75 million player option for the 2015 season, according to people close to Burnett.
Mon, 06 Oct 2014 00:19:38 -0700
The Philadelphia Phillies' offseason plans will hinge on whether SP A.J. Burnett exercises his $12.75 million option for 2015. Should Burnett decline the option, it would give Philadelphia roster flexibility to begin the rebuilding process.