Clint Hurdle was on 93.7 The Fan this afternoon and said that there is still a chance that the Pirates could sign the right-hander.
This gives a good opportunity to analyze where Burnett currently stands. At the beginning of the off-season, he said he was deciding between retiring and returning to the Pirates. Since that time, the only thing that has happened is that the Pirates didn't make him a qualifying offer, and said they can't afford him at $14.1 M.
I don't think Burnett has changed his stance on only returning to the Pirates. If that were the case, I think we would have heard rumors by now that other teams were talking to Burnett. Also, while the Pirates aren't willing to pay $14.1 M for Burnett, I'm sure other tea...
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