Why is A.J. Burnett a good fit for philly?

Ruben Amaro Jr. seems to be shopping for free agents this off season. Pitchers? Yes, pitchers! ESPN.com reported that the Phillies and Orioles had shown interest in Burnett this winter.

Burnett, the veteran righthander became a free agent. The Pirates failed to extend his contract of $14.1 million. He made $16.5 million last season.

Burnett was 26-21 with a 3.41 in 61 starts with the Pirates in the last two seasons. He led all National League starters in strikeout rate and groundball rate.

Burnett could be a good fit to the Phillies rotation to breakup the two lefthanders.

Posted by: Sam Fareri

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