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The following is being syndicated from The Yankee Analysts.It seems all but inevitable that A.J. Burnett will be toeing the rubber in PNC Park come April, and my feelings are surprisingly mixed on the subject. While I do genuinely believe that he may be the best option of the fifth starter triumvirate (mostly due to the higher beta of Phil Hughes and the blase nature of Freddy Garcia), I cannot help but feel that Burnett's quirkiness, the minor spats with Girardi and Rothschild, and the endless trade speculation will result in nothing short of distractions, if not genuine dissension. It is always a thrill to see Burnett fire off a 96 MPH heater followed by a knee-buckling curve with startling command, but those instances have come fewer and further between ... and most memories of Burnett revolve around his confrontations with the coaching staff (both on the mound and in the dugout) and meltdowns that generally culminate in towering home runs. The sort of promise that Burnett of...
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First of all, yes, I’ll admit it: I’m eating my words right now. After writing my aggressively-headlined “Good Luck Shopping A.J. Burnett, Yanks” piece on Wednesday, it turns out the Yankees have found at least one potential suitor for Burnett in the Pirates. The two sides are still haggling over how much money the Yankees should eat, but considering the Yankees’ incentive...
You need pitching depth to get through a 162-game schedule. I recently spoke to a big league pitching coach who told me it was important to leave camp with about 18 pitchers that could realistically contribute at the big league level. Of those 18, you probably need 10 that could start a ballgame. Knowing how important depth is to making the playoffs, I wonder if the rumored deal...
The Pirates and the New York Yankees continued to discuss a trade Friday that would send Yankees starter A.J. Burnett to Pittsburgh, according to an industry source.
New York Yankees starting pitcher A.J. Burnett could be head to the Pittsburgh Pirates soon.According to ESPN’s Buster Olney, the teams have placed the framework together for a deal that would send the right-hander to Pittsburgh, which has been the favorite to land Burnett this offseason. While players and money have not been finalized, rumors speculate that the Pirates would have...
The New York Yankees will trade starting pitcher A.J. Burnett at some point, and it could very well happen as soon as within the next few days. At this point, I do not expect Burnett to make it to Tampa as a member of the team when the Yankees begin Spring Training.
It appears most likely that Burnett will be dealt to the Pittsburgh Pirates. For what compensation remains...
New York is a tough city to play professional sports in. You are expected to succeed each and every time you are on the field. If you are not, the fans let you know it. If you are a high priced player and you fail, the fans will never forget to remind you that you are not living up to their expectations. As Ol’ Blue Eyes sang, if you can make it here, you can make...
A.j. Burnett is on the brink of becoming an ex-Yankee.
An industry source yesterday confirmed the Pirates and Yankees have the outline of a deal in place that would send Burnett to Pittsburgh. Three other teams also are believed to have interest in the erratic right-hander.
Burnett is owed...
Pirates and Yankees have a framework of a possible AJ Burnett deal in place, and they are now working through conditions of that framework.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) February 12, 2012
That would make it sound a lot like a deal is just about done, but then Olney went on to say that the deal isn't done and the two sides haven't agreed on players or money. So how...
Garrett Jones is, in fact, the guy NYY want in any Burnett deal with the Pirates,but PIT not interested in moving Jones. No traction so far.Thu Feb 09 23:19:30 via webBuster OlneyBuster_ESPN
The rumors of A.J. Burnett going to Pittsburgh are heating up. Buster...
On part two of the Open Mike program from February 10, 2012, Michael Cohen and Karen Vankat talk about the potential moves that could be made by the New York Yankees in the coming weeks. Will the Bombers trade A.J. Burnett to the Pittsburgh Pirates for outfielder Garrett Jones? What does it mean for the Yankees rotation?
Mike and Karen also go back over the Super Bowl, and what the...