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As Yankees pitchers and catchers reported on Sunday, A.J. Burnett was instead taking his physical to become a member of the Pittsburgh Pirates, and CC Sabathia glanced toward the area where Burnett's locker used to be.
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The Pirates are hoping that right-hander A.J. Burnett's veteran knowledge will be able to benefit the rest of the pitching staff.
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...
CC Sabathia's weight is down, and the New York Yankees are counting on that to help his performance.
The five-time All-Star said Sunday he's shed 10 to 15 pounds and reported to spring training weighing about 290 - the same as a year ago when he pitched brilliantly early in the season but not nearly as effective down the stretch, when he appeared to be much heavier.
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...
Call me crazy, but I like the addition of A.J. Burnett to the Buccos pitching staff.
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...
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...
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.
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...
BRADENTON — In order to make room for right-hander A.J. Burnett on the 40-man roster, the Pirates placed infielder Gustavo Nunez on the 60-day disabled list with a right ankle injury.
Nunez, 24, was selected from the Detroit Tigers in the Rule-5 draft in December by the Pirates.
During the 2011 season, Nunez hit .276 with 13 doubles, seven triples, five home runs, 26 RBI and 18...
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.