There was a lot of talk about A.J. Burnett on Friday, but at the end of the day we heard that the Pittsburgh Pirates and the New York Yankees were separated by money. The Pirates have agreed to pick up $10 M of Burnett’s salary, while the Yankees want closer to a 50/50 split. Here are the latest rumors on the potential trade:
–Ken Rosenthal reports that the Pirates are one of four teams in on Burnett. He notes that one team is on Burnett’s no-trade list. Considering the nature of Burnett’s no-trade list, I doubt he’d waive his no-trade clause for a West Coast team. Rosenthal says that the Yankees view the Pirates as the team that makes the most sense.Pirates Prospects is FREE today in honor of the Wild Card game. You get special access to all of our content, which is typically reserved only for subscribers. We cover the Pirates 365 days a year, with live coverage all throughout the playoffs, and off-season coverage of the minor league players in the Arizona Fall League and Winter Leagues. During the season we average well over 6 articles per day on the Pirates. This is the best stop if you're a hardcore Pirates fan, and the subscription prices are very low.
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