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AJ Burnett on the bump at Yankee Stadium.
I am kicking myself for presuming that the media would go dormant on trade rumors surrounding New York Yankees pitcher AJ Burnett.
As usual the spark came via FOX Sports Ken Rosenthal who reported that the Pittsburgh Pirates might land Burnett. He also wrote that the Yankees were willing to eat most of the $33 million Burnett is still owed, just so GM Brian Cashman can use the little money left over as leverage to sign a bench player?
Rosenthal wrote an MLB Buzz post on this supposedly breaking news, which led to a twitter freak out, and within a few hours he chalked it up to being due diligence, go figure.
Just for the record, I still believe that trading Burnett would be a bad move by the Yankees; and I have no intention of jumping on this ant-Burnett soapbox like the majority of Yankee Universe.
Honestly, Yankee fans need to stop acting so spoiled and entitled about getting rid of Burnett.
Paying a player somewhere between $25 -33 millio...
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The New York Yankees and Pittsburgh Pirates continue to engage in trade talks surrounding Yankees righthander A.J. Burnett.
A source told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that discussions between the team were ongoing Friday night.
ESPN has reported that the Yankees were seeking Garrett Jones in exchange for Burnett, but the newspaper report said Jones was not part of the deal.
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...
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.
Early this morning, Tim Dierkes at MLB Trade Rumors wrote about the Yankees desire to trade AJ Burnett and made up a list of teams he thought might be good fits for the veteran righty. At the top, he put the team that's been unsuccessfully trying to get a vetern right-handed starter to take their money for the last month now: the Pittsburgh Pirates. Shortly after that, Buster...
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...