Jon Morosi reports that A.J. Burnett hasn't given the Pittsburgh Pirates any indication on his plans for the 2014 season.

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It seems that Burnett is still deciding between retirement or playing with the Pirates. The big question is, how long do the Pirates wait? I don't think they need to rush right now to get an answer from Burnett, but at some point they need to make a move. If they wait too long (and by too long, I mean at some point in early-to-mid December), they could lose out on some potential replacements for Burnett. I profiled a few bounce back candidates this morning.

On Friday, Huntington told David Todd that the Pirates can't afford $14 M for Burnett. You c...

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