barring something unforeseen, aj trade will be completed w/i a few days. pirates to pay $13M of $33M, give up 2 non-roster minor leaguers — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) February 17, 2012 It looks like we are now just waiting on this thing becoming official. If the Yankees are paying $20 million of Burnett’s remaining salary,
Ken Rosenthal reported today that talks between the Pirates and Yankees in a deal that would send starter A.J. Burnett to the Bucs is “at an impasse.” He also added that the “soft” deadline for a deal to be done is Saturday, which is when Yankees’ pitchers and catchers report to Tampa for Spring Training.
From ESPN’s Buster Olney: 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 The Burnett deal is not done, but the Yankees and Pirates have a lot of common ground, and Pittsburgh
From Jon Heyman: The Yankees and Pirates are continuing to talk about a possible A.J. Burnett trade that could lead to more activity in the form of a couple free-agent signings by the Yankees. As of Thursday night, the teams were thought to be a few million apart in the Burnett negotiations, but they were still talking and there
More news on the A.J. Burnett front. Apparently there are some legs to this story and the speculation that the Yankees want Garrett Jones appears to be true. My feelings on a Jones for Burnett and cash trade are very mixed. With as mediocre as Jones is, the deal, in theory, makes sense. However, outside
We heard some rumblings about the Pirates possibly inquiring on starter A.J. Burnett earlier this offseason, but it did not amount to much. Today, Ken Rosenthal wrote that the Pirates are believed to be one team that is considering a trade for the highly paid veteran. First off, Burnett has a list of 10 teams