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Phillies 'very much' in the Burnett running

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07:30 AM ET 02.11 | So, you're saying there's a chance? The Phillies indicated late last week they did not expect to sign anybody before Spring Training opens Thursday in Clearwater, Fla. But sources said [Monday night] the Phillies are very much still in the running for free agent right-hander A.J. Burnett. It is unclear if the parties are close to a deal, but the chances have improved since Friday when Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said, "It's more likely we'll go (into Spring Training) with what we've got." If the Phillies and Burnett agree to a deal -- the Pirates seem to be their top competition -- he would become the rotation's No. 3 behind Cliff Lee and Cole Hamels. Kyle Kendrick also has a spot in the rotation. Roberto Hernandez signed a one-year, $4.5 million deal in December.

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February 11, 2014  07:59 AM ET

burnett was washed up when he was playing with the Yankees two years ago-----

Only the idiotic SILLIES would be making a consideration worthy of this stupidity....

CITY OF LOSERS---- Morons of the NL East.....

February 11, 2014  08:01 AM ET

Hope they do--- add it to the long, long list of moronic decisions this team has made over the decades....

February 11, 2014  08:09 AM ET

....bush is right...so now thats settled...lets talk rangers baseball....the worlds most popular team....

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February 11, 2014  08:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

....bush is right...so now thats settled...lets talk rangers baseball....the worlds most popular team....

Zzzzzz.....

February 11, 2014  08:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

If there isn't any Vitamin Stupid in my Centrum, I believe I just got a full day's dose.

Yes indeed.

February 11, 2014  08:55 AM ET

If some NL club gives AJ more than a one year deal they will be sorry and maybe even be sorry for signing him period.

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February 11, 2014  09:28 AM ET

Some days I wonder what Toronto was thinking when they let him go.

February 11, 2014  09:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

If some NL club gives AJ more than a one year deal they will be sorry and maybe even be sorry for signing him period.

He'll be OK for a one year in the NL. The AL, especially the east is a different matter.

February 11, 2014  09:29 AM ET
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Some days I wonder what Toronto was thinking when they let him go.

Considering how he got bombed pitching for the Yankees, I'd say they figure they got rid of him just in time.

February 11, 2014  09:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

If there isn't any Vitamin Stupid in my Centrum, I believe I just got a full day's dose.

More like a whole weekly dose.

February 11, 2014  11:03 AM ET

It all depends which AJ Shows up at The Ball Park, in any event you can count on a Show!!!

February 11, 2014  11:33 AM ET
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Hope they do--- add it to the long, long list of moronic decisions this team has made over the decades....

one day Burnett its the right pitcher to be signed next day no so much!!!

February 11, 2014  11:35 AM ET
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He'll be OK for a one year in the NL. The AL, especially the east is a different matter.

Burnett did a great job in the national league with the pirates,no so much with the yanks,american league is more tough than the national league!!

February 11, 2014  12:08 PM ET
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burnett was washed up when he was playing with the Yankees two years ago-----Only the idiotic SILLIES would be making a consideration worthy of this stupidity.... CITY OF LOSERS---- Morons of the NL East.....

Please Philly DON'T pick this guy up, in that bandbox he'll get shelled.... it's bad enough they'll only be better than the Marlins and the Mets... if they get Burnett then they'll probably only be better than those perennial formats the Mets!!!

< sighs>

This guy would probably be the #2 starter on the Mets, maybe they should look at him?

February 11, 2014  12:46 PM ET
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CITY OF LOSERS

Yep, we're losers. You declare a state of emergency and act like the Apocalypse is coming over 2 inches of snow, yet we're the losers.

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February 11, 2014  01:00 PM ET

Ryan Madson ready to pitch in every game at the phillies team,except Madson was unable to help the halos last year due to the injury rash that follows him every where he goes!!!

 
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