Jeromy Burnitz
49-Year-Old OutfielderOF
 Free Agent  
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$Became a free agent in Oct. 2006. Announced retirement in March of 2007.
OFFree Agent  
March 11, 2007
Burnitz has decided to retire, ESPNews reports.
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Burnitz cranked out 315 homers during his 14-year career, but hit a disappointing .230 while going deep 16 times in 313 at-bats for the Pirates in 2006. That buck you were saving for him at the end of your NL-only auction can now be spent elsewhere.
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The Pirates acquired Burnitz to hit home runs in 2006 and he finished second on the team with 16 homers. Everything else about the 36-year-old lefty was pretty much a wash out, but it wouldn't have taken Nostradamus to predict that. Seven million dollars later the Pirates bought out Burnitz and he remains unsigned. He hit three homers as a pinch-hitter and could find his way onto an American League roster. Just make sure he doesn't end up on yours.
Burnitz put up substandard corner outfielder numbers at sea level last season, and he's not getting any younger. He's still got a little pop in his bat, so the short right-field porch at PNC Park may help his numbers. He's a major batting average liability, however.
Burnitz finally put together a solid batting average in 2004 to go with his power production, but his career-high .283 came courtesy of hitting .322 at Coors. Now no longer on the Rockies, he should still hit around 30 homers, but shouldn't come close to his 2004 average.
Despite hitting over 30 home runs again, Burnitz could not get his on base percentage over .300, which bodes poorly for future success. He swung for the fences on every pitch, missing far too often. He'll have a better home-road platoon split in 2004, having spent 2003 playing in two of the worst parks for hitters, now going to Coors Field. 21 of his 31 homers came on the road last year.
Burnitz's second stint in the Big Apple looked just like his first, with the power-hitting outfielder struggling to make contact. Burnitz finished at .215, his worst average ever, and failed to hit at least 20 homers for the first time since he split his season between Cleveland and Milwaukee in 1996. Burnitz probably won't be as bad in 2003, but he won't get back to the monster numbers he put up in Milwaukee from 1997-2001, when he averaged 32 home runs and 102 RBI. Take him as a last resort.
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OFFree Agent  
November 6, 2006
Burnitz filed for free agency on Monday, the Associated Press reports.
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Jeromy Burnitz: Cut Loose by Pirates
OFFree Agent  
November 3, 2006
The Pirates declined their $6 million option on Burnitz.
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Jeromy Burnitz: Playing Time Isn't Expected to Increase
OFPittsburgh Pirates  
August 1, 2006
Burnitz, who still could be traded providing he clears waivers, probably won't see much change in playing time even though Craig Wilson is no longer with the team.
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OFPittsburgh Pirates  
July 30, 2006
Burnitz stroked his third opposite-field homer in two starts Saturday night against the Giants.
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OFPittsburgh Pirates  
July 25, 2006
Burnitz slugged a pair of opposite-field homers in the Bucs' 6-1 win over Milwaukee Tuesday night.
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