AJ Burnett: It's the Pirates or retirement

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  1. irish

    irish DSP Staff Member Administrator

    Nov 2011
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    hey aj
    not wanting to play anywhere but pittsburgh...
    yeah that's a sign -- one; that you're an idiot, two; that winning isn't really a priority and, three; you're an idiot

    By Zach Links [March 27 at 3:49pm CST]​

    A.J. Burnett is mulling whether to retire after the 2013 season, according to Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. However, if the 36-year-old decides to keep playing, he might only consider an offer from the Pirates for next season.​

    "I enjoy it here and I enjoy these guys," Burnett said. "If I was to keep playing, I wouldn't want it to be anywhere else but Pittsburgh. My wife and I talk about it now and then. But it's something I've got to put on the back burner. I'm just going to concentrate on this season, one start at a time."​

    While Burnett is fond of Pittsburgh, he says that he is not currently talking with the club about a new deal. Last year, Burnett posted a 3.51 ERA with 8.0 K/9 and 2.8 BB/9 in 31 starts.​

    The right-hander is in the final year of a five-year, $82.5MM contract that he initially signed with the Yankees, so he won't be hurting for cash if he decides to walk away. For his career, Burnett owns a 4.05 ERA with 8.2 K/9 and 3.7 BB/9 across 14 seasons with the Marlins, Blue Jays, Yankees, and Bucs.​

  2. CardsShark

    CardsShark MODERATOR

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    ^^ Agreed!!!! Hell who knows what this guys problem is but there is one thing that is true you aren't going to win any WS in Pitts.. So yeah why not stay there and deal with no pressure and by the time that they are ready to contend you will be 4o something... Stupid ass
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  3. phils phanatic

    phils phanatic Active Member

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    makes complete sense to me...burnett chokes any time any pressure is placed on him
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