Friday, February 17, 2012

Burnett to Pirates

The A.J. Burnett saga has finally ended, as the Pirates and the Yankees agreed to a deal that will send the 35 year-old to Pittsburgh.  New York originally wanted Garrett Jones for Burnett, but they eventually settled on right handed relief prospect Diego Moreno and outfielder Exicardo Cayones.  The Yankees are also giving the Pirates $20 million to cover the rest of the $33 million owed to him at the end of the 2013 season.

 In exchange for Burnett, the Pirates are giving up two prospects that both played in A-ball last season.  It doesn't appear that these two players have a promising future, so the Pirates aren't giving up a lot in this trade. 

Burnett is coming off of a bad season with the Yankees, going 11-11 with a 5.15 ERA.  Most people in New York, as well as manager Joe Giradi, thought they should move Burnett to the bullpen and out of the starting rotation.  Burnett struggled pitching in the bright lights of New York, but coming to Pittsburgh should be a nice weight off of his shoulders.

Nailed It.

So who's coming out of the dugout on Opening Day as the starting pitcher?  We personally think A.J.  Leave your answers below.
Go Bucs.


  1. Hopefully not Porky Chedwick...

  2. Porky Chedwick had a great start last year. I would love to see him start Opening Day

  3. I don't even know if he's alive right now. Hopefully, the Phillies wouldn't know what to do

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