Amaro lured AJ out of possible retirement last offseason in hopes of bolstering a playoff rotation. Nothing went as planned. Burnett pitched nearly the entire year with a sports hernia and his results were far from what the Phils had hoped for. It's a good thing they're parting ways.
AJ Burnett 2014: 8-18, 34 GS, 213.2 IP, 190 K, 4.59 ERA, and 1.41 WHIP for a $15M pricetag.