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New York Yankees: Will They Trade A.J. Burnett to the Pittsburgh Pirates?

the last couple of days, the rumor mill has been heating up, right before spring training begins for the 2012 season.

One name you see involved in trade rumors lately is Yankees starter A.J. Burnett.

Burnett went 11-11 with a 5.15 ERA in 190 innings for the Yankees last season and has been a big disappointment since coming over to New York in 2009.

He did pitch very well in Game 4 of the American League Division Series against the Detroit Tigers, saving the season for one more game with a victory.

But Burnett is 35 heading into the 2012 season, and with each passing year, he's gotten worse.

Yankees GM Brian Cashman knows this, and when he brought in Dodgers free-agent pitcher Hiroki Kuroda, that was the writing ...

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