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Yesterday, MLBtraderumors reported that the Yankees and Pirates agreed in principle on a deal that will send A.J. Burnett to the Pirates in exchange for two low level prospects. As a part of the deal, the Yankees will assume 20 million of the remaining 33 million on Burnett’s contract. According to reports, the Yankees will get Exicardo Cayones and Diego Moreno from the Pirates in the deal.
Deals involving this much money cannot be made official until approval comes from the commissioner’s office. This stems from the 1970s when Charles Finley tried to sell off many of his stars from the championship A’s teams. Bowie Kuhn invoked the “best interest of baseball” clause to prevent teams from gutting themselves. So, whenever a great deal of money is involved, the commissioner must approve the deal. That is expected to be a formality in this case.
It’s hard to call anyone a winner of this deal as very few people have heard of Cayones or Moreno. If you were to shoot the Yanke...
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NEW YORK (AP) -- A person familiar with the negotiations says the New York Yankees and Pittsburgh Pirates are close to agreement on a trade that would send pitcher A.J. Burnett to the Pittsburgh Pirates for a pair of minor leaguers.
After several days of reports and speculation of a deal, the Pittsburgh Pirates and New York Yankees finally agreed on a trade that will send starting pitcher A.J. Burnett to Pittsburgh in exchange for relief pitcher Diego Moreno and outfielder Exicardo Cayones. The Yankees also agreed to pay all but $13 million dollars of Burnett's $31.1 million dollar salary remaining...
The February 17th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of ...
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Seems there are two prominent schools of thought around here regarding the Pirates' pursuit of A.J. Burnett from the New York Yankees.
Well, after days of breathless anticipation, countless efforts by the Yankees’ media shills to invent a “mystery team” to ratchet up the pressure on the Pirates, and about a billion updates all saying more or less the same thing, the deal for A.J. Burnett appears to be about done. The latest reports have it down to the last details and expected to go today to the Commissioner’s...
Rod Barajas is a naturally cheery fellow. Nevertheless, the new Pirates catcher's smile was especially wide Saturday, as he contemplated an imminent reunion with the newest Pirate -- right-hander A.J. Burnett.