A.J. Burnett gets another massive payday thanks to Phillies

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Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to a one-year deal for starter A.J. Burnett, according Hayden Balgavy of THV11 in Arkansas, who first reported the story on Twitter. 

The deal will be worth $16 million, and acts as the third major free agent deal that Burnett has secured during his career. 

Balgavy posted, "Hearing Arkansas native A.J. Burnett has reached a one year deal with the Philadelphia Phillies."

Burnett played for the Pittsburgh Pirates last season and now he will have earned over $136.7 million in his MLB career. Wherever he has gone, money has followed with him. 

In 2006, he signed a $55 million deal with the Blue Jays, and then he went on to draw along the dotted line in a five-year deal with the New York Yankees that was worth $82.5 million in 2009.

Meanwhile, Phillies fans have been reacting to the news of the signing of Burnett, and it seems they are fairly happy with the deal. 

In a poll online, fans were asked if the deal was a good move by the Philadelphia ball club. In response, 77% of fans have said that the deal is positive for the Phillies. 


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