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This is probably old and anytime I hear they're interested it carries little weight, but I thought it worth noting. Burnett is a MD resident and could be an asset. I'm not crazy about him but I think he's an upgrade over Feldman.

http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2013/12/orioles-interested-in-aj-burnett.html

I'd like to have him.

After Tillman, Gonzalez, and Chen, I think that the slots for our final 2 starters are wide open. Penciling him at # 4 sounds good ...... if we can get him.

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A.J made 16.5m last year. If you wanna talk him out of retirement it's gonna take at least 16m for 1 year. So what does that tell you? HE WONT BE A ORIOLE.

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A.J made 16.5m last year. If you wanna talk him out of retirement it's gonna take at least 16m for 1 year. So what does that tell you? HE WONT BE A ORIOLE.

I think we could get him for less. If the Pirates made him a QO he would have signed. $16.5 was his salary not what they paid him.

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I think we could get him for less. If the Pirates made him a QO he would have signed. $16.5 was his salary not what they paid him.

Yeah, Burnett signed a 5-year contract for $82.5 Million back in 2009, and his $16.5 Million salary from last season was a part of said contract.

He had a pretty good season pitching in the National League last year, but I don't think that he will be commanding $16 Million from anyone in 2014 (unless perhaps the Yankees got desperate during the season and gave him a pro-rated $16 Million, or something of that nature.)

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I think we could get him for less. If the Pirates made him a QO he would have signed. $16.5 was his salary not what they paid him.

Do you really think A.J will get outta of bed for anything less then 15m?

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I don't think that he will be commanding $16 Million from anyone in 2014 (unless perhaps the Yankees got desperate during the season and gave him a pro-rated $16 Million, or something of that nature.)

Burnett has said he'll only pitch for Pittsburgh or Baltimore, or retire. Pittsburgh signed Edison Volquez today, and they just extended Charlie Morton; unlikely they have money/room for Burnett.

Doubt Angelos will allow an offer more than 1/10. So we're going to tell a guy coming off a career year to take a 40% pay cut. I mean, it's still 10 million but ... yeah.

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Do you really think A.J will get outta of bed for anything less then 15m?

No idea, but if that's what it takes we're looking at long odds. I'd say because of proximity we have a better shot than most and $12mil is better than what's out in the real world. Not that many years left to earn the big dollars for these guys.

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Burnett has said he'll only pitch for Pittsburgh or Baltimore, or retire. Pittsburgh signed Edison Volquez today, and they just extended Charlie Morton; unlikely they have money/room for Burnett.

Doubt Angelos will allow an offer more than 1/10. So we're going to tell a guy coming off a career year to take a 40% pay cut. I mean, it's still 10 million but ... yeah.

Do you have a link?

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This is probably old, and anytime I hear they're interested it carries little weight, but I thought it worth noting. Burnett is a MD resident and could be an asset. I'm not crazy about him but I think he's an upgrade over Feldman.

http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2013/12/orioles-interested-in-aj-burnett.html

The article came out at 6:52 P.M., Eastern Standard Time.

You started the thread at 9:18 P.M.

That's more than 2 hours after the fact.

I wish that you'd stop with your Rip Van Winkle acts, So Cal.

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