Free-Agent Spotlight: AJ Burnett

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Can you name the free-agent starting pitcher who had a better season than all the others in 2013?

Well, if you want to go by FanGraphs WAR, he was none other than A.J. Burnett. The former Marlin, Blue Jay and Yankee quietly had one of the most dominant seasons of his career with the Pirates in 2013, notably posting a 3.30 ERA and a 9.9 K/9. Now’s his chance to cash in on it.

MLB Lead Writer Zachary D. Rymer is here to dish on Burnett’s free agency. The topics at hand include Burnett’s projected salary, precisely what made him so dominant in 2013, and the pros and cons that clubs are going to consider when weighing whether or not to go after him.

Leave your comments and questions below if you have any, and you’re also welcome to give Zachary a follow on Twitter.

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