A.J. Burnett Rumors: Sunday

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...

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A.J. Burnett Rumors: Saturday

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...

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The Pirates Have Options To Choose From

We’ve heard a lot of rumors surrounding A.J. Burnett the last few days, and the latest rumors to come out suggest that the Pittsburgh Pirates and the New York Yankees are debating over how much money each team should pick up. The latest has the Pirates agreeing to pick up $10 M, with the Yankees wanting the Pirates to pick up closer to half of the $33 M owed to Burnett. There’s also been talk that the Pirates are looking...

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A.J. Burnett Rumors: Friday

Here is the latest on the A.J. Burnett rumors: -Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the two sides continue discussing a possible deal that would send Burnett to the Pirates. Heyman reports that the Yankees are willing to pay a substantial portion of Burnett’s remaining salary, but that the two sides are still a few million apart.¬†Heyman mentions that the Yankees first offered a deal where the Pirates would pay more than...

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Trade Values: A.J. Burnett and Garrett Jones

There’s been a lot of talk lately about the Pittsburgh Pirates and the New York Yankees discussing a A.J. Burnett trade. A big hold up with any Burnett trade is money, as the right hander is due $33 M total over the next two years, and is coming off two bad seasons with New York. Yesterday there was some talk that the Pirates could be interested in Burnett, with the Yankees paying a bulk of his salary. Buster Olney speculated...

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