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The New York Yankees are shedding pounds and payroll as they enter the 2012 MLB season. Having traded away A.J. Burnett and not having gone out and overspent on free agency this past offseason, New York was determined to shed some numbers from their payroll. That much was a given, according to everyone involved in the Yankees’ organization.
But what was not as certain...
In this article by Richard Griffin of the Toronto Star, Griffin makes the ludicrous assertation that MLB commissioner Bud Selig should have considered using his "best interests in baseball" clause to void the trade of AJ Burnett from the New York Yankees to the Pittsburgh Pirates.
My immediate answer? "Um....why exactly?"
Griffin's major argument is essentially...
From Zack Meisel:The Yankees are near an agreement with reliever Clay Rapada on a Minor League contract with an invite to Spring Training, a source told MLB.com.
Rapada will likely fill the void created when left-handed reliever Hideki Okajima failed his physical this week. Okajima, 36, had signed a Minor League contract with a Spring Training invitation in late December.
The Pirates are hoping that right-hander A.J. Burnett's veteran knowledge will be able to benefit the rest of the pitching staff.
Russell Martin says he couldn't be happier to be back wearing Yankees pinstripes this year, and for a time, he was thinking about extending his stay even further.
BRADENTON, Fla. — No more excuses for A.J. Burnett and no more Yankee thoughts.
Burnett the Pirate took some blame for his failures with the Yankees yesterday at Pirate City, but also said he may have let too many people in pinstripes mess with his mechanics.
“Without getting too far...
By late last season, Joe Girardi and the Yankees were insisting that our eyes were deceiving us, that CC Sabathia wasn’t as overweight as he looked.
Mariano Rivera said on Monday that he has made a decision about his baseball future, and while the all-time saves leader wasn't ready to announce it, he strongly hinted that 2012 will be his final season.
Call me crazy, but I like the addition of A.J. Burnett to the Buccos pitching staff.