Found February 15, 2012 on Pirates Prospects:
Kicking off today’s A.J. Burnett watch with an update of my own. Last night I wrote in my blog that the Pittsburgh Pirates shouldn’t cave to the New York Yankees, and instead should wait them out, hoping the Yankees budge on their demand to get more money or more prospects. My feeling was that it doesn’t make sense for the Pirates to rush to take a deal on Tuesday, paying $13 M to get the deal done early. That’s especially the case when you consider the Yankees need to unload Burnett, and there doesn’t seem to be a serious market for the right hander outside of the Pirates. The Pirates would be better off waiting, and hoping the Yankees budge from their desire for more money or more prospects. Today I spoke with a source inside the Pirates’ organization that said the Pirates have no problem giving up $12-14 M in the end, and that the main priority for the team is keeping their prospects. This isn’t new in the sense that the Pirates would rather give up money than prospects, as we’ve...

Bombers, Bucs still talking Burnett deal

The momentum for the Yankees and Pirates to complete a deal in which A.J. Burnett would move to Pittsburgh stayed strong last night, though the teams remained apart both on dollars and the type of prospects that would be included. The Yankees continued to talk to two other clubs...

Still waiting on AJ

The Pirates and Yankees are still trying to work out an A.J. Burnett trade. It seems that most people close to the situation agree that it’s going to happen eventually, but the teams are still negotiating how much of Burnett’s salary the Bucs will pay and what prospects the Bucs will send to New York. Pretty much everything in the update I posted on Friday still applies, which...

Angels also interested in Burnett

Could their be a surprise team interested in New York Yankees pitcher A.J. Burnett? Sure there is and that team would be the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports tweeted today that the Angels are interested but there is a major roadblock. @Ken_Rosenthal: Sources: #Angels interested in Burnett, but they are on his no-trade list and he wants to stay east. ...

HardballChat Radio: Episode 18

There’s no guest on Episode 18 of the podcast, but Scott and Hudson offer their opinions on the Yoenis Cespedes deal, AJ Burnett trade rumors, and all things fantasy baseball. The duo breaks down the some of the players to look at in your upcoming fantasy draft and finishes the show off with a discussion on what to expect in the week ahead. Enjoy! Podbean Link iTunes Link  

The Warning Track 2-14-12

On today’s show Karen Vankat is reunited with her co-host Korbid Thompson.  Their guest is Michael Cohen from the Open Mike show.  We break down the Mets and Yankees rosters for the up coming season. Check out’s top farm systems. Where do both New York teams fall?  Some top prospects to watch for the future. Discuss the on going AJ Burnett trade rumors. John Pederson...
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