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.
Former Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher A.J. Burnett has reportedly agreed to a one-year contact with the Philadelphia Phillies.
News came out last week that Philadelphia Phillies General Manager Ruben Amaro no longer was interested in trying to sign former Pirates Starter AJ Burnett, but that all changed last night as reports have surfaced that multiple teams are currently negotiating with Burnett, and the Phillies are one of them.
It has been noted time and time again around here that the Pirates haven’t been very active on the free agent market while also losing key players from their playoff run last year. Now Sports Illustrated is weighing in with a not-so-favorable opinion saying that the Pirates have failed to hold up their end of the bargain.
Pirates Pitcher A.J. Burnett will pitch in 2014, according to a report.
Pirates General Manager Neal Huntington joined Starkey and Mueller to discuss the future for AJ Burnett, the improvement the minor league system has made during his tenure and contributions of players like Starter Edinson Volquez and Outfielder Gregory Polanco.
Pirates pitching coach Ray Searage joined The Fan Morning Show live from the team’s voluntary workouts in Bradenton, FL on Thursday to talk about their preparation for the 2014 season.
As the Pirates wait to hear back from starter AJ Burnett about whether or not he intends on playing again in 2014 or retiring to spend time with his family, the Baltimore Orioles find themselves in the same situation as they have identified Burnett as their top target remaining on the market.
Does the singings of Morton and Volquez mean the Pirates have moved on from AJ Burnett?