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08:14 AM ET 12.07 | Brian Cashman has made no secret of the fact he's looking for arms, but he may also be willing to let one go. The Yankees have inserted A.J. Burnett into the trade market at the Winter Meetings, The Post has learned. According to multiple teams, the Yankees have let it be known they will listen to offers for Burnett and are willing to pay $8 million of the $33 million Burnett is owed over the next two seasons. ... Even with the Yankees swallowing about a quarter of Burnett's contract, they haven't gotten a nibble. First, Burnett, who will be 35 in January, would still be owed $12.5 million this coming season and next. Secondly, Burnett hasn't pitched well (21-26) the past two seasons and has suffered a dip in velocity.

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December 7, 2011  08:16 AM ET

"Yankees now shopping Burnett"

And all store are closed!!!

December 7, 2011  08:19 AM ET

No nibbles? That's shocking! Can't give him away.

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December 7, 2011  08:29 AM ET

This is shocking how?

December 7, 2011  08:30 AM ET

Who would want him?

December 7, 2011  08:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Who would want him?

The Mets!

<looks around for Shultz>

December 7, 2011  08:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

No nibbles? That's shocking! Can't give him away.

Hughs will be next ...

to be followed by Joba ...

December 7, 2011  08:39 AM ET

off to work ...

y'all behave or you'll lose the other half of your comments ...

looks over shoulder for jenny ...

I miss Cindy ... :o

December 7, 2011  08:47 AM ET

throw in Mark Sanchez and a bag of balls while you're at it

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December 7, 2011  08:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

thank goodness he's only got 2 years left.I'm just glad the article wasn't cash planning on EXTENDING him(and remember cash- he WILL have a good year in his walk year)

You got that right. He will actually concentrate when he throws the ball that year.

December 7, 2011  08:53 AM ET

Not sure what kind of a return he'd bring, though he did seem to pitch decently toward the end of last season.

December 7, 2011  09:12 AM ET

Nothing wrong with Burnett that a trip to Club NL won't sure. Ian Kennedy agrees.

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December 7, 2011  09:12 AM ET

Is this addition by subtraction?

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December 7, 2011  09:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Who would want him?

No one Clem.

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December 7, 2011  09:15 AM ET

I would bet that Burnett leaves the Yanks and has a Carl Pavano type resurgence.

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