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Burnett nixes deal with Angels

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08:12 AM ET 02.16 | As of Thursday morning, the occasinally embattled A.J. Burnett remained in pinstripes. The Yankees were hoping they could bring back Bobby Abreu to be their designated hitter by swapping [Burnett] to the Angels, but the righthander would not waive his no-trade rights, according to two baseball executives with knowledge of the talks. So rather than having their winter business concluded and a DH in place, the Yankees Wednesday were still working on sending Burnett to the Pirates for two marginal prospects, one of the executives said. The executive said the trade could be consummated by the weekend -- Burnett is slated to report to Yankees spring camp Sunday.

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February 16, 2012  08:28 AM ET

Morning Mick.

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February 16, 2012  08:38 AM ET

Why wouldn't he accept a trade to the Angels? There seems to be something missing to the story.

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February 16, 2012  08:45 AM ET

The Angles are on his no Trade List, he's probably looking for more ( u Guessed It) Money!!! Theres Always Da Mets, him for Murphy DH.

February 16, 2012  08:52 AM ET
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The Angles are on his no Trade List, he's probably looking for more ( u Guessed It) Money!!! Theres Always Da Mets, him for Murphy DH.

So, if he's looking for more money like you say, you think the Mets would be a viable option?

February 16, 2012  08:53 AM ET
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Good morning Sir.....

Hey Mick...a good morning to you as well.

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February 16, 2012  08:55 AM ET
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Why wouldn't he accept a trade to the Angels? There seems to be something missing to the story.

Oh...that's right. The Angels have a clubhouse ban on post game shaving cream pies.

February 16, 2012  08:56 AM ET
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Thank you kind sir........Ready for baseball?

Always.

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February 16, 2012  09:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Why wouldn't he accept a trade to the Angels? There seems to be something missing to the story.

He lives in Maryland, the story is he doesn't want to move out west.

That said, you have a choice between pitching for one of the top teams in baseball or the Pirates, doesn't seem too difficult to me.

February 16, 2012  09:06 AM ET
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He lives in Maryland, the story is he doesn't want to move out west. That said, you have a choice between pitching for one of the top teams in baseball or the Pirates, doesn't seem too difficult to me.

He could make a cameo appearance on LA Ink.

February 16, 2012  09:27 AM ET
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Why wouldn't he accept a trade to the Angels? There seems to be something missing to the story.

His family resides in Maryland so he's apparently nixed all west coast teams including the Mariners and the Angels.

When you'd rather languish in Pittsburgh than play for a competitive team I think it says a lot about your make up.

February 16, 2012  09:28 AM ET

I see trooper beat me to the punch. Sorry.

 
February 16, 2012  09:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#19):

I see trooper beat me to the punch. Sorry.

We've all been ninja'd at one time or another.

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