The A.J. Burnett saga may be coming to a close, with Buster Olney reporting that the two sides have a framework for a deal in place, and that they are working through the conditions of that framework. Olney mentions that the deal isn't done, but the Pittsburgh Pirates and the New York Yankees have a lot of common ground. He adds that Pittsburgh is the front runner for Burnett. In his final update he adds that no players have been decided on, and money isn't final, but the two sides are talking within common ground to settle the deal.
From the sounds of things, it looks like Burnett will be with the Pirates soon.
UPDATE 11:10 AM: Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the Yankees know they can make a deal with the Pirates, but that the two sides are still talking money and players. He says that the Yankees want to make sure nothing else is available before pulling the trigger. Sherman adds that all signs point to the Yankees making a move in the coming days, using the savi...
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