Kubatko says that the Orioles want to talk to Burnett, and that they met with his representative at the Winter Meetings. The Pirates have seemingly moved on with the signing of Edinson Volquez. However, with James Loney signing a deal with the Rays, I can't see them spending that much money on any of the remaining available first basemen. They said after they signed Volquez that they could still add Burnett. They definitely have the space in the budget to make that happen.
It seems like people have dismissed the possibility that Burnett could actually retire. The general feeling has been that the Pirates c...
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