Found February 17, 2012 on
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 argue that Alex Rodriguez should be amnestied as he had his worst statistical year in his career, but I am not so sure. I think Rodriguez still has some left in the tank and he will create a media frenzy as he approaches and potentially breaks Barry Bonds home run record. But the man I am sending home is A.J. Burnett and his $33mm which he is owed over the next two seasons. Yes the Yankees are trying to trade him, but I think Burnett has shown he can not handle the pressure in New York and is in dire need of a scenery change. By clearing his contract, the Yankees would be able to acquire the DH that they...
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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 ...
Yankees gain salary relief, prospects in shedding right-handed starter
Teams determining which two minor leaguers will be included
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.