The rumor has been around for what seems like forever, but now it looks like the trade is actually going to happen. What trade? The trade that would send the aging and overpaid A.J. Burnett to the Pittsburgh Pirates. is reporting that the Pirates will pay $13 million of the $33 million owed to Burnett over the next two seasons. The Yankees will be receiving minor league outfielder Exicardo Cayones and minor league righthander Diego Moreno.

Burnett was actually scheduled to report to spring training with the New York Yankees on Sunday, but now he will be taking a physical for the Pirates. That is quite the change in plans, yeah? Once the trade is completed, the Yankees are expected to go after a free-agent DH and they want to re-sign reserve infielder Eric Chavez. It’s being reported that the Yankees really want Raul Ibanez as their DH.

It seems like most Yankee fans are happy with this trade and I can’t blame them. He just wasn’t worth the money they were paying him. As a lot of people say, “Some players just can’t make it in New York.” I guess that was especially true for A.J. Burnett.

Zachary is an aspiring writer and an avid cereal eater. He has published articles on pretty much everything in his short writing career, and prides himself on not being limited to any one category. His number one goal is a simple one: to entertain. He loves me I know him. :)


Your email address will not be published. Name/Email fields are required *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes:

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>