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Burnett: 'I'm curious' about All-Star teams

  A.J. Burnett has never made an All-Star team and with the way he's pitched so far there's a good chance that his name will be called when the team's are selected Sunday. However, with that announcement looming at the end of the week Burnett is staying focused on his next start. "I'm curious,” Burnett told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. ”But it ain't gonna change the way I go...
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AJ Burnett faces the Tigers in a game that will probably contain an HBP

Whatever else happened last night, the Pirates beat the Tigers and now have a chance to get a series win over a good baseball team. AJ Burnett is making his last start before All-Star rosters are announced, so this is his last chance to make his case for his first career All-Star appearance. Alfredo Simon starts for the Tigers. He’s been not throwing strikes and keeping the Pirates...
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Why the Pittsburgh Pirates are postseason bound in 2015

Gerrit Cole The Pittsburgh Pirates currently sit at 42-33 overall and are second in the NL Central this season, only trailing the MLB leading St. Louis Cardinals. Here are a few reasons why the Pirates have been as successful as they have been thus far through the season and why they will continue their winning ways into the postseason. Pitching: The Pirates are currently second overall...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

AJ Burnett looks to give Pirates a series win over the Reds

It was exactly one week ago that we were all giddy that the Pirates had finally winnowed their NL Central deficit down to four games. The Pirates have lost five of six since then, and are now seven games behind the Cardinals. The grand effect of these losses is that much of the ground they made up on the Cardinals by winning 21 of 25 has been wiped away (they had made up a total...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates teammates feel Burnett should be an All-Star

  Unless something goes horribly wrong, Pirates starter A.J. Burnett will likely make his first career All-Star team this season. Burnett has pitched in 17 seasons – having already announced that he will retire at the end of 2015 – but has yet to make an All-Star team. However, that should change in 2015 as he is 6-3 with a 2.05 ERA. “There’s no way, in my eyes, A.J. shouldn’t...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates TWIBB Notes for Week of 6-8-15 to 6-14-15

Here are your This Week in Buccos Baseball Notes for 6/8/15 thru 6/14/15, the 10th week of the Pittsburgh Pirates 2015 regular season.   Weekly result: 4 Wins and 2 Losses, 9 Runs Scored and 9 Runs Allowed.   Hero of the week: A.J. Burnett. We should all be so lucky to age as gracefully as A.J. Burnett. The old veteran continued his career year at age 38 with two more stellar...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

A.J. Burnett rekindles his youth for the Pittsburgh Pirates

What a difference a year and a new team make. At the end of last season, it looked as if pitcher A.J. Burnett was on his way to retirement. At 37 years-old, the pitcher was struggling to stay afloat for the Philadelphia Phillies with a 8-18 record, a 4.59 ERA, and led the league in walks at 96. This was a far cry from the pitcher that used to be the “go to” player in the rotation...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

A.J. Burnett Fits Perfectly in Pittsburgh

I don’t believe in soul mates. I don’t think that there is one perfect match out there for everyone or that most of life is just a quest to find them. But just because there isn’t a perfect fit doesn’t mean there isn’t a best fit. You can’t win every hand of blackjack, but you can still play […]
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates: Burnett continues to amaze

In his final season as a professional pitcher, A.J. Burnett isn’t holding anything back. His farewell tour is off to a great start as he has been superb for the Pittsburgh Pirates each time he takes the mound. Burnett improved his record to 4-1 while lowering his earned run average to 1.37 for the season. While Gerrit Cole is having a solid season, Burnett has been the best Pirates...
May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

AJ Burnett vs. his tormentors

Players talk about “home town discounts” all the time, but rarely has it borne itself out as dramatically as AJ Burnett’s return to Pittsburgh; he spent one ugly year in Philadelphia and then turned his nose up at $12-13 million dollars when it came time to decide on his player option. In the same breath, he had his agent call the Pirates and came back to pitch for the Bucs...
May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

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