Could Pirates land A.J.?

Could Pirates land A.J.?

Could Pirates land A.J.?

"Hear ye, hear ye: The Pittsburgh Pirates are one team that actually might want to trade for New York Yankees right-hander A.J. Burnett.

The Pirates clearly want another starting pitcher — they made one-year and three-year offers to Edwin Jackson before the free-agent right-hander signed with the Washington Nationals last week.

The Pirates also have spoken with the Yankees about Burnett, though those conversations failed to progress and perhaps qualified only as due diligence, major-league sources said.

Burnett, 35, wants to stay with the Yankees and be their fifth starter, according to a source with knowledge of his thinking. But the Yankees have spent the entire offseason trying to move him, and might be even more motivated to complete a trade as spring training nears."

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By Truth and rumors
Wednesday, 8 Feb 2012

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  • Essential said: I agree to the comment above, it is truly amazing. I could not think of anything to do other than this. - Roger Stanton 6:25PM 04/06/14
  • EvelynSeth said: Well, landing him could not be more amazing. It is indeed the best thing to have right now. 10:59AM 04/06/14
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