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Burnett open to a Clemens arrangement?

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07:18 AM ET 11.11 | Heading into the weekend, Neal Huntington went on the radio to explain why the Pirates did not make a qualifying offer to A.J. Burnett -- the $14.1 million doesn't fit in the club's payroll. No one has yet discussed this openly, but this is where Huntington could get creative: Burnett is torn between his real family and the Pirates family? Neither professional pride -- nor, for that matter, the union -- would let him take a pay slash? Burnett could satisfy both of those conditions by making a midseason return, a la Roger Clemens a few years back. That would allow Burnett family time, and for the Bucs to shoehorn the prorated portion of an eight-figure salary into their budget. And, just in case a jolt is needed both in the clubhouse and at the gate, imagine the impact of a mid-June Burnett landing.

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November 11, 2013  08:54 AM ET

Are they serious? Am I reading the Onion?

November 11, 2013  09:20 AM ET

The should just tell AJ they won't start him against the big, bad Cards and he'll reup in 10 seconds.

November 11, 2013  09:47 AM ET

This is the opposite of what the Pirates need. The need Burnett for a whole year not a half and if it's a half they need him early until Stallion is ready.

November 11, 2013  09:51 AM ET

AJ Burnett is not, and never has been, Roger Clemens.

November 11, 2013  09:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

AJ Burnett is not, and never has been, Roger Clemens.

That's probably a compliment.

November 11, 2013  10:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

AJ Burnett is not, and never has been, Roger Clemens.

He's clean.

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November 11, 2013  10:47 AM ET

Wish with one hand, poop in the other. see which one fills up first.

November 11, 2013  03:03 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Are they serious? Am I reading the Onion?

it won't happen!!!

 
November 11, 2013  06:31 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

At one time so was Clemens and Burnett was never that good either.

His legacy started losing it's tarnish when he left the Red Sox.

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