Reflect on how far the Phillies have fallen. As if three straight seasons without a postseason weren't enough to have the dismal state of the team sink in, they just had a not-quite-average veteran turn down $12.75 million in order to have a chance to pitch for a team that will actually compete next year.
A.J. Burnett’s agent, Darek Braunecker: “We do expect that he will pitch in ’15. For a contender.”
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 4, 2014