Zach wrote:This move is the only thing that could make me feel worse right now after that Ravens game. Plus there is no way the Yankees would eat that much of his contract
Though the Yankees currently have $1-2MM to spend on a designated hitter, they could free up cash by dealing A.J. Burnett, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports tweets. Burnett has $33MM remaining on his contract, and it would be a surprise if the Yankees free up more than $10MM via trade.
TuckerBlair89 wrote:I would argue that he is not even a proven commodity in the AL East. He has shown little during his time to be considered a player that should be targeted by the Orioles.
We should really stay away from players like Burnett. We have enough depth at SP to not need another risk like Burnett.
Zach wrote:This would not be low risk. We would have to dish out money that could be spent elsewhere this offseason (development, scouting, etc...). Also, if we had to dish out anything besides money it would be a waste of prospects which is something we don't need at all. This trade just doesn't make sense right now in the stage of the development of this organization.
Matt P wrote:Your plan is banking on the fact that he bounces back and is worth something in the future. There is no evidence that suggests that will happen at all. If the reason he has been bad is because he can't handle the NY spotlight why would any playoff team want to trade for him for a playoff run? If the reason he has been bad because he just isn't that good of a pitcher we are stuck with him for two seasons and wasted 10 million.
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