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Off Day Notes: Burnett making rehab start

A.J. Burnett will make his first rehab start for the Bradenton Marauders tonight. It will be interesting to see how deep into the game he goes as it will show us how far along he is. Baseball America named The Marauders the fifth best Minor League team in terms of Opening Day rosters. It was

 
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This year’s Buc Town released

 
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Weekend Notes: Burnett, Walker, Marte

A.J. Burnett is back in Bradenton and has started his rehab process after fouling a ball into his eye during a bunting drill. He played catch today for about 50 throws. The timeframe of 8-12 weeks still seems likely, which would put his return to the rotation sometime in May. Neil Walker is cleared to

 
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A.J. Burnett sets up college fund for Daniel McCutchen’s daughter

A.J. Burnett continues to make a good impression. When Burnett was traded to the Pirates, the #34 jersey number belonged to reliever Daniel McCutchen. For compensation for trading Burnett the jersey number, Burnett is setting up a college fund for McCutchen’s soon-to-be-born daughter (she is due in May). AJ wrote a check 2 College America

 
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Links and such

It has been pretty slow lately and there isn’t much to talk about, but here’s a few things I found interesting over the past couple days. – Fangraphs has a scouting comparison between Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon. They breakdown both pitchers’ fastball, breaking pitches, command, and a few other things. It’s pretty interesting. The

 
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Merry Christmas from the Pirates

This is both the lamest and coolest Christmas thing ever. [Link]

 
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