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A.J. Burnett strike out twelve Nats in seven strong innings of work, as the Phils hang on to defeat the division leading Nats, 3-2.

The Phils take the series opener from the division leading Nats as A.J. Burnett throw seven strong inning, winning 3-2. The Phils took the lead in the bottom of the fourth as, with runners on the corners, and with one man out, Dom Brown hits an RBI single, scoring Ryan Howard, who had earlier doubled, […]
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A.J. Burnett: maybe I won’t retire after this season after all

A.J. Burnett sounds a little like that golfer everybody knows, the one who’s ready to give up the game and sell his clubs until one great round pulls him back in. After getting beaten by the Seattle Mariners last week, Burnett sounded like a man who was ready to walk away from at least $10 million and retire this winter. “Probably not,” he said when asked whether he intended...
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Burnett Silences Nats in Loss to Phillies

AJ Burnett struck out 12 Washington Nationals (75-55) in seven innings, holding them to just one run, meaning that good pitching was not enough for the Nats, as they dropped the series opener to the Philadelphia Phillies (59-72), 3-2. Tanner Roark, as always, was solid. He put runners on the corners in the first, but escaped and retired the next six Phillies he faced. Ground ball...
Via The Nats Blog
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Asche & Ruiz Go Deep as Burnett Dazzles for Phils

Coming off of back-to-back series wins for the first time since late April, the Phillies (59-72) welcomed the first place Nationals (75-55) to Citizens Bank Park looking to keep their momentum going. On the hill for Philadelphia was AJ Burnett. Over his last three starts before tonight, Burnett had given...
Via Philliedelphia
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A.J. Burnett’s Punchout

A.J. Burnett showed tonight the very reason why the Phillies signed him this past off-season. After struggling mightily in every start post all-star break, Burnett was dominant tonight. It doesn’t seem too long ago that Burnett was giving the Phillies fits in the 2009 World Series as a member of the New York Yankees. The man […]
Via Philly Sports Live
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Phillies’ A.J. Burnett Ready To Retire After The Season?

A.J. Burnett may be ready to hang up the cleats – Mandatory Credit: Jonathan Ernst/Getty Images via The Philadelphia Phillies may be the last team pitcher A.J. Burnett plays for. According to’s Todd Zolecki, Burnett reportedly told the media “probably not” when asked if he’s pitching next season. A.J. Burnett said, “Probably not,” when asked if he plans...
Via The Sports Journal
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AJ Burnett says he will likely retire after season

#453357756 / At the trade deadline, A.J. Burnett's player option may have kept him from joining another team. With a potentially expensive deal being locked in, cash-strapped teams feared Burnett would stick around. After tonight's loss to the Seattle Mariners, Burnett may have been speaking from the standpoint of...
Via Philliedelphia
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Rumors: Kansas City in discussions with Phillies on A.J. Burnett, Antonio Bastardo

According to Jim Salisbury of, the Kansas City Royals are a team to watch out for in trade discussions for pitchers A.J. Burnett and Antonio Bastardo.#452862292 / gettyimages.comThe Royals' starting rotation ranks 16th among the 30 MLB teams with a 3.86 ERA and 27th with a FIP of 4.16. Due to their high FIP, it could be a worry among the front office that their...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles talking with Phillies about AJ Burnett trade?

According to Jon Morosi of Fox Sports, the Baltimore Orioles have had "preliminary talks" with the Philadelphia Phillies regarding starting pitcher A.J. Burnett.Phillies and Orioles have had very preliminary talks on a trade that would send A.J. Burnett to Baltimore, sources tell @FOXSports1.— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) July 19, 2014First of all, let's not get ahead...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Burnett signing could have deep ripple effects

Hey, it's not our money. Thus concludes my analysis of the AJ Burnett signing. That is way oversimplifying things, but for a team likely contending for no more than third place, as long as Burnett doesn't cost prospects and won't affect the team after this season, the Phillies can waste their money however they want. That is a big part of why I like the Burnett deal...
Via PhilsBaseball
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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