Since the day he left the Pirates, it seems the name AJ Burnett has always been one to stir emotion with the Pirates fan base. Apparently, that name is having the same affect in the Pirates clubhouse.
During his time in Pittsburgh, former Pirate starting pitcher AJ Burnett took Jeff Locke under his wing, now the mentor and mentee will face off pitching for opposing teams.
Sean Casey says the NL Central is better and it will be a battle this year but everyone is still chasing the Cardinals.
They were the pivotal figures of the 2013 season. McCutchen and Burnett and they could not have had more contrasting off seasons; Burnett into seclusion and National League MVP Andrew McCutchen delivering the highest profile proposal of the year.
Pirates SS Clint Barmes sat down with The Fan Morning Show at Pirates spring training this week to chat about his offseason and his work towards preparing for Opening Day.
Pirates pitcher Jeff Locke sat down with “The Fan Morning Show” at Spring Training this week to chat about his offseason and the team’s preparation for the 2014 season.
Pirates catcher Russell Martin sat down with “The Fan Morning Show” at Spring Training on Wednesday to chat about his offseason and his work to prepare for Opening Day.
Pirates pitching coach Ray Searage sat down with “The Fan Morning Show” at Spring Training on Wednesday to discuss his work with the staff this offseason.
MLB Network Analyst and former Philadelphia Phillies closer Mitch Williams called into “The Cook and Poni Show” on Thursday to discuss the Pirates’ chances after the loss of A.J. Burnett.
Jeff Locke sat down with 93-7 The Fan’s Dan Zangrilli at spring training this week for an interview that aired on Wednesday’s edition of The Fan Morning Show.
So far this Pirates offseason, one name has dominated the headlines, and it’s gotten all the way to Pirates President Frank Coonelly.
A.J. Burnett and the Philadelphia Phillies have completed a contract that guarantees the pitcher $15 million for 2014 and $22.5 million over two seasons.
“Every indication we had was that he wanted to return and only to return to Pittsburgh, and he was going to make his decision quickly.”
After watching AJ Burnett sign with the Philadelphia Phillies, Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle got on the phone and called his former pitcher and then talked with Starkey and Mueller about what was said in that conversation.
Walk says even though Burnett is a big loss it’s not time to hit the panic button. There are guys who can step up.