For all of the A.J. Burnett trade talk over the past week or so, he’s still on the team and they still haven’t signed Raul Ibanez, Johnny Damon, or Eric Chavez. These moves are still likely, but let’s take a look at the Yankees potential opening day roster as it is set up right now.
HOW A BURNETT TRADE CAN CHANGE ALL OF THIS: If Burnett is traded the Yankees will likely sign Ibanez and Chavez. That would mean Branyan and Hall would be off the roster. They could then use Burnett’s spot to either carry an extra outfielder (Dickerson) or another lefty.