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Rumor: Talks of Burnett for Hafner trade are over

In their search to find a team willing to trade a DH-type for A.J. Burnett, the Yankees briefly considered a deal that would have netted them Indians' DH Travis Hafner, but according to Nick Camino of WTAM 1100 in Cleveland, those talks are over. The 34-year-old Hafner has averaged just 91 games per year over the ...

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Rumors: Yankees and Pirates have framework for Burnett deal

With seven starters fighting for five rotation spots it looks like the Yankees really are going to trade A.J. Burnett this offseason. Here is the latest: The Yankees and Pirates have the "framework" for a deal in place with the Pirates, Buster Olney of ESPN reports. The two sides have not agreed on a dollar amount of ...

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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 ...

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Rumor: Yankees still trying to trade AJ to add Chavez and DH

The Yankees just signed Bill Hall and supposedly only have $2 million to spend, but that they don't still have big plans for the rest of this offseason. Joel Sherman of the NY Post has reported that the Yankees are "quietly, but diligently" trying to trade A.J. Burnett with the idea that they could use the ...

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Cashman: I am comfortable with A.J. Burnett

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It's not exactly a glowing endorsement, but when speaking at an event at Sacred Heart University on Tuesday, Brian Cashman told Matt Ehalt of ESPNNewYork.com that he is comfortble with often erractic pitcher A.J. Burnett. "I am comfortable with A.J.," Cashman told Ehalt. "He's extremely talented and has been inconsistent, but I can tell you I'm ...

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MLB Exec: Burnett unlikely to get traded

It's getting down to the wire here and the Yankees still have two spots to fill on their roster, DH and backup third basemen. Sure we've heard rumors that they have been talking to Bill Hall and are interested in Raul Ibanez, but pitchers and catchers report in less than three weeks and nothing has been ...

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Girardi says no 6-man rotation for Yankees

The Yankees foolishly sent Ivan Nova down to the minor leagues midseason last year and then after a month of dominance down there they had no other choice but to call him up again. Instead of removing either A.J. Burnett or Phil Hughes, both of whom were under performing, the Yankees began the boondoggle that was the six-man ...

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Cashman on Hughes: He’s a starter

We all know that the Yankees now have seven starters for five rotation spots, but which five they will go with has all been speculation at this point. I think most people feel the way I do, that Freddy Garcia pitched better than A.J. Burnett and Phil Hughes last year and the No. 5 spot should ...

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