Rumors: Yankees and Pirates continue to discuss AJ Burnett

After repeated attempts to try to trade troubled starter A.J. Burnett this offseason the Yankees may have finally found a trade partner in the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Here are the latest rumors:

  • The Pirates are willing to pay $10 million of the $33 million Burnett is owed, but the Yankees want them to pay more, reports Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.
  • The Yankees also want an “ok prospect” back which the Pirates haven’t yet agreed to, says Heyman.
  • Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports said the two sides are not close to a deal, but they haven’t hit a wall yet either. Talks continue.
  • Garrett Jones, whom the Yankees asked about, will not be included in any deal, according to Heyman.

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3 Responses to Rumors: Yankees and Pirates continue to discuss AJ Burnett

  1. john says:

    If he goes I say good luck. Hope he pitches well. Yes he had some bad times but they dont win in 09 without him.

    • Gonzalo says:

      I agree, People have criticised him so much, he had a horrible year and of course he is overpayed but without this guy we wouldn't have won in 09 just with Pettitte and CC, also last year againts Tigers we pitched a way better than CC did against them.

  2. john says:

    I guess Olney tweeted the “framework” of a deal was done this morning

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