To the surprise of absolutely no one, the New York Yankees would reportedly be okay parting ways with an old, overpaid pitcher who has a nasty contract they can’t seem to get rid of. Yes, according to the New York Post, the Yankees are shopping A.J. Burnett at the Winter Meetings.
Teams have told the Post that the Yankees have said that they will eat $8 million of the remaining $33 million that he has on his contract.
“We will listen on anybody,” GM Brian Cashman said.
Burnett was 11-11 this season with a brilliant 5.15 ERA, so teams should be knocking down the door.
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But, what will they get in return? Some team may not want to part ways with an entire bag of crew socks. And $50 Target gift cards don’t grow on trees, so don’t expect some team to hand one of those over. Maybe they give up a few Brita pitchers, but do not expect extra filters thrown in.
In all seriousness, they’ll have to eat more than $8 million for someone to take this guy.