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Burnett looks forward to pitching ... somewhere

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08:12 AM ET 02.13 | According to his agent, A.J. Burnett isn't fixating on just where he may be pitching in 2012. "He is getting ready to go to spring training, whether it's with the Yankees, Pittsburgh or anyone else," Darek Braunecker said in a brief phone interview. "A.J. understands this is a business and will do what he has to do. He's healthy and he's looking forward to pitching for somebody." A source familiar with the Yankees thinking added that there's a good chance a deal with the Pirates eventually will get done. Braunecker would not divulge which 10 teams are listed on Burnett's no-trade clause, but a person familiar with the situation confirmed that the Pirates are not among them.

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February 13, 2012  09:08 AM ET

Dang, Yankees or Pittsburgh...Pittsburgh or the Yankees...Funny how life works itself out!
It's called karma, dude. You reap what you sew. Hit the road, toad.
NEXT!

February 13, 2012  09:09 AM ET

Well.................we look forward to watching him pitch? No, no that's not entirely true.

February 13, 2012  09:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Dang, Yankees or Pittsburgh...Pittsburgh or the Yankees...Funny how life works itself out!It's called karma, dude. You reap what you sew. Hit the road, toad.NEXT!

Still better than not being in MLB totally.

February 13, 2012  09:27 AM ET

See Ya!

February 13, 2012  09:30 AM ET

See Ya!

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February 13, 2012  10:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

He'll make millions somewhere

$33 million in the next 2 years, most of it on the Yankees dime if he is traded.

February 13, 2012  10:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Dang, Yankees or Pittsburgh...Pittsburgh or the Yankees...Funny how life works itself out!It's called karma, dude. You reap what you sew. Hit the road, toad.NEXT!

Not sure I get this...he was a mostly average pitcher who had some great moments and had some awful moments...but he never did anything bad...he was a great clubhouse guy and a fantastic teammate, by all accounts. So where does karma come into play? Since karma is about how a person acts and NOT how they perform, you can say all you want about his pitching failures, but don't drag karma into this, you end up sounding like an idiot.

February 13, 2012  10:35 AM ET

I predict that if he moves back to the NL, he will have a comeback season.

February 13, 2012  11:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

I predict that if he moves back to the NL, he will have a comeback season.

Yeah, like comeback to the dugout.

February 13, 2012  11:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Yeah, like comeback to the dugout.

Just think, they have 2 less sluggers to face in the NL now.

February 13, 2012  11:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

I predict that if he moves back to the NL, he will have a comeback season.

Ian Kennedy and Javier Vazquez agree.

February 13, 2012  11:42 AM ET

He will pitch, he will get paid his salary...

February 13, 2012  11:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

He will pitch, he will get paid his salary...

A man truley going out on a limb. :-P

February 13, 2012  11:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

I predict that if he moves back to the NL, he will have a comeback season.

There's a good reason why I came up with the expression "Good AJ" vs. "Bad AJ" a few years ago. Methinks the problem is in his head, and New York isn't the team for him. Same would have been said of Greinke if Cashman had been dumb enough to go after him. Just because you make a lot of money in New York doesn't mean it's a place you'll love or thrive. Just ask Cliff Lee.

February 13, 2012  12:06 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

There's a good reason why I came up with the expression "Good AJ" vs. "Bad AJ" a few years ago. Methinks the problem is in his head, and New York isn't the team for him. Same would have been said of Greinke if Cashman had been dumb enough to go after him. Just because you make a lot of money in New York doesn't mean it's a place you'll love or thrive. Just ask Cliff Lee.

Are you saying Cliff Lee didn't or couldn't handle NY? He did just fine in the postseason, in fact, as good as anyone I've ever seen in October. He would have been just fine in the Bronx. Philadelphia isn't exactly a walk in the park.

February 13, 2012  12:16 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Just think, they have 2 less sluggers to face in the NL now.

Pittsburgh just might be something good for A.J.
He would probably be comparable to his days in Toronto.

February 13, 2012  12:24 PM ET

Very sad. Burnett has more pure pitching talent than 95% of the pitchers in MLB. Period. But he has a 10 cent head - and he's never going to get any better.

Good riddance to bad rubbish as my pappy always used to say.

 
February 13, 2012  12:27 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Pittsburgh just might be something good for A.J.He would probably be comparable to his days in Toronto.

I would think a bit better than that for a few reasons. Couple are obvious, no DH and lesser lineups. Third, AL East ballparks are little league fields. NL parks are much more forgiving in general.

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