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Pirates didn't extend qualifying offer for AJ Burnett due to budget

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08:18 PM ET 11.09 | The Pittsburgh Pirates have been more than open regarding their desire to have starting pitcher A.J. Burnett return to the team for the 2014 season. It's one of two options Burnett is considering, the other being retirement. However, it was rumored that had the Pirates extended a $14.1 million dollar qualifying offer to Burnett, he would have accepted and pitched in Pittsburgh for the 2014 season. Considering Burnett is soon to be 38, a one-year deal worth $14 million dollars wasn't the worst possible thing that could have happened to the team, though general manager Neal Huntington admitted the only reason the Pirates didn't extend Burnett the offer is because they couldn't afford it.

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November 9, 2013  10:55 PM ET

Oh boy.


Here we go again.




When's the fire sale?

 
November 11, 2013  09:49 AM ET

How many times can the interns post this article already???

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