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From Bill Madden and Anthony McCarron:The Yankees were hoping they could bring back Bobby Abreu to be their designated hitter by swapping A.J. Burnett to the Angels, but the righthander would not waive his no-trade rights, according to two baseball executives with knowledge of the talks.
So rather than having their winter business concluded and a DH in place, the Yankees Wednesday were still working on sending Burnett to the Pirates for two marginal prospects, one of the executives said. The executive said the trade could be consummated by the weekend — Burnett is slated to report to Yankees spring camp Sunday.
“It’s not a deadline, but it doesn’t make sense for him to go to Yankee camp if he’s going to get traded,” the executive said. Some deal for Burnett appears likely — the Yankees are talking to two other teams about him, too. The Yankees have suspended their pursuit of free agent DHs such as Raul Ibañez until the Burnett matter is settled.
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A couple of major hurdles have been cleared in a potential A.J. Burnett deal with the Pirates since this morning.
The Yankees and Pirates have apparently settled on a deal where the Pirates will pay between $13 and $15 million of the $33 million Burnett is owed over the next two seasons, according to Andrew Marchand of ESPNNewYork.com.
The final number will depend on which prospects...
Pitchers and catchers are due to report to camp this Sunday so the Yankees want a deal for A.J. Burnett done by Saturday, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports.
The Yankees are currently at an impasse with the Pittsburgh Pirates. They are holding out in an attempt to only pay $10 million of the $33 million he is owed while the Yankees are hoping for them to pick up at least...
The February 17th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of ...
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 ...
Yankees gain salary relief, prospects in shedding right-handed starter
The Yankees continue to entertain their possibilities for unloading right-hander A.J. Burnett, and the Cleveland Indians have joined the fray as a potential landing spot.
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...
Of all the divisions, the amnesty clause may benefit more clubs in the AL East than any other division. In case you missed our review of the AL West and AL Central, make sure you check them out. Without further ado, lets jump into this.
Yankees- Having the highest payroll in all of baseball you're going to have a few contracts you would like to get rid of. Sure you could...