Found February 14, 2012 on My Sports Rumors:

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. #Pirates heavy favorite.

Many would think that a deal would happen because the Angels are one of the Yankees rivals come playoff time. Would they really want to trade A.J. to a team where he could hurt them?

I think they would. No matter what Brian Cashman says, I think he’s that desperate to get rid of the guy. The only teams he wouldn’t trade him to would be the Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays.

Unfortunately the Angels are on his no-trade list. So they’d have to really sweeten the pot for him to accept a trade to Los Angeles. Which is something that won’t happen. So back to the Pittsburgh Pirates rumors we go.

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