Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Burnett Signs with Phils

Reports from multiple sources revealed that AJ Burnett, former Pirate, Blue Jay and Yankee, has signed with the Phillies for 16 million over a year. This move makes sense seeing that star pitcher Cole Hamels will not be ready for opening day due to shoulder tendinitis.

The dollar amount in this deal is too much in my mind for Ruben to give to an aging pitcher. However this move bolsters the rotation by adding the best ground ball pitcher in the NL. This will greatly help the phillies due to Citizens Bank Park being a hitters park. 

Phillies fans now can expect a chance at a run to the postseason. However these moves just make the team older while delaying the inevitable part of rebuilding that this franchise will have to undergo. Hopefully Burnett can show his ability that we saw last year in Pittsburgh.  

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