Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:17:30 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies SP A.J. Burnett was asked Tuesday, Aug. 19, whether he intended to pitch next year and he replied, "Probably not." However, he had a player option which jumped to $11.75 million with his 27th start Tuesday.
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 11:19:45 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies SP A.J. Burnett is 0-3 with a 6.59 ERA and 1.98 WHIP in three August starts. Burnett starts Tuesday, Aug. 19, against the Seattle Mariners.
Fantasy Tip: Burnett has struggled the majority of the season, especially against left-handed batters. Lefties are sporting a .358 wOBA against Burnett this year. Robinson Cano, Dustin Ackley, Kyle Seager and Kendrys Morales should be on your radar in daily games tonight.
Tue, 05 Aug 2014 00:02:40 -0700
The Philadelphia Phillies placed RP Antonio Bastardo, SP A.J. Burnett, SP Roberto Hernandez, 1B Ryan Howard and SP Kyle Kendrick on revocable waivers over the weekend. Teams can pull back players if claimed on revocable waivers and players can be dealt without penalty if they pass through waivers. No information was available on whether any of these players were claimed. Players put on waivers Monday, Aug. 4, included OF Marlon Byrd, CL Jonathan Papelbon, SS Jimmy Rollins, 2B Chase Utley, SP Cole Hamels, and C Carlos Ruiz. Waivers last 48 hours.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:46:29 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies SP A.J. Burnett is the subject of discussions with the Kansas City Royals, but there's no indication that a deal is close.
Fantasy Tip: Burnett should have a solid second half no matter where he pitches, but this isn't a bad landing spot for him.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:59:00 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates appear to be out of the hunt for Philadelphia Phillies SP A.J. Burnett. The issue is that Burnett has been unwilling to give an assurance that he would not pick up his player option for next season, creating too much financial uncertainty for Pittsburgh.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:49:30 -0700
The Kansas City Royals have looked at trading for New York Mets SP Bartolo Colon or Philadelphia Phillies SP A.J. Burnett. Any deal would likely hinge on the other team picking up a substantial portion of salary.
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:42:00 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies SPs Cliff Lee and A.J. Burnett, RP Jonathan Papelbon, and 1B Ryan Howard haven't attracted much serious interest in trade talks. Howard and Lee have almost no market, and Burnett and Papelbon's allure has been limited. The latter two have unattractive player options that are limiting interest. All four may be candidates for an August trade after the non-waiver deadline passes.
Fantasy Tip: Philly's efforts to blow things up aren't going so well, and fantasy players may have to wait a few more weeks for significant changes to happen.
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.