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Thread: AJ Burnett?

  1. #16
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    this freeman extension is not looking good for us.
    Last edited by rkelly7; 02-06-2014 at 01:21 PM.

  2. #17
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    well this isn't looking good.

    Phillies, Orioles Unlikely To Sign Burnett
    By Steve Adams [February 7 at 12:15pm CST]
    The market for A.J. Burnett could be taking further shape, as Friday reports have indicated that a pair of previously listed suitors aren't likely landing spots. Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com writes that the Phillies aren't likely to add Burnett at this point in the offseason, and Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com tweets that things "don't look good" for the Orioles either.

    Salisbury spoke with Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. and was told the following:

    "I don’t suspect we’ll be doing anything. I think we’ve got what we’ve got. I suspect we’ll go into the season with what we’ve got – or at least spring training with what we’ve got. We’re always looking, always trolling. I know there are guys out there, but I don’t suspect us having anything major coming through."

    In his tweet, Kubatko does note that while the Burnett-to-Baltimore scenario isn't completely dead, the sense is that his prerference is to pitch in the National League rather than return to the American League. Kubatko adds that the Orioles are still in the mix on Bronson Arroyo, Ubaldo Jimenez and Suk-Min Yoon, however.

    Recent reports stated that the D-Backs would have interest in Burnett, but they don't feel he'd want to pitch for a West Coast club. It sounds then, like Burnett's preference is to pitch for a Senior Circuit club on or near the East coast (he is a Maryland resident), which would bode well for the Pirates, especially if the Phillies are truly out of the mix. The Washington Post's Adam Kilgore speculated earlier in the week that the Nationals could make a surprise push for Burnett, and I'd agree that the pairing would make sense, though there's been nothing concrete to connect the two sides to this point.

  3. #18
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    I feel anyone could be on the trade block who is not extended this spring (so Hardy, Davis, Wieters, Markakis) if we are 10 games under .500 by July. But if we are staying afloat, I see Wieters just walking and us possibly offering a qualifying offer.

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    yes

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