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 at other pitchers on the market.
The Pirates are in a good position here. There's several teams looking to unload pitchers with high salaries, and the Pirates are one of the few teams with room to take on salary. That doesn't help the Yankees in their attempt to get the Pirates to pay more for Burnett, since the Pirates could turn to someone like John Lannan or Joe Blan...
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