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A.J. Burnett Rumors: Thursday

A.J. Burnett Rumors: Thursday

It was a little over a week ago that we first started hearing talk of a possible A.J. Burnett trade to the Pittsburgh Pirates. The talks have moved slowly since then, but might be reaching a conclusion.

Jon Heyman tweets that there is a lot of optimism for a Burnett deal to the Pirates, and says that the Yankees will pay $20 M.

Yesterday I reported that the Pirates were willing to go to $12-14 M, and that they'd rather give up money than prospects. I also predicted that the deal would get done with the Pirates paying $13 M for Burnett and giving up two prospects that they won't miss. It sounds like the two sides are in agreement on the money aspect, based on Heyman's update. We could be nearing a conclusion to all of this.

UPDATE 10:25 AM: Buster Olney reports that an unknown team...

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