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Fenway
02-17-2012, 04:41 PM
The Pirates will pick up between $13-$14 million of the $33 million remaining on Burnett’s contract.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/yankees/yankees-pirates-closing-deal-send-a-burnett-pittsburgh-teams-negotiate-final-details-article-1.1024505#ixzz1mg5CJxJQ

Golden Sox
02-17-2012, 05:01 PM
If the Yankees can move Burnett, why can't the White Sox move Rios, Dunn and Peavy?

Fenway
02-17-2012, 05:02 PM
If the Yankees can move Burnett, why can't the White Sox move Rios, Dunn and Peavy?

NYY will eat salary -JR won't.

TDog
02-17-2012, 11:31 PM
NYY will eat salary -JR won't.

Who ate Linebrink's salary?

Marqhead
02-17-2012, 11:33 PM
Who ate Linebrink's salary?
3 million vs. 13 million is quite a difference.

slavko
02-17-2012, 11:36 PM
Never is a long time.

thomas35forever
02-17-2012, 11:45 PM
That's interesting. One more step in the right direction for the Pirates.

Fenway
02-17-2012, 11:49 PM
If the Yankees can move Burnett, why can't the White Sox move Rios, Dunn and Peavy?

What team in MLB would want to give Dunn a roster spot at any price right now?

You can bring up anybody for AAA and get the same numbers.

TDog
02-18-2012, 01:10 AM
3 million vs. 13 million is quite a difference.

Regardless, fans complained about how much the White Sox were paying Linebrink, and the next season the White Sox continued to pay most of his salary while he was pitching in another league. It is inaccurate to say the White Sox don't eat contracts.

However, I thought it was a bad economic move for the White Sox to eat Linebrink's contract. With the money the Yankees take in, I don't know that it's a bad economic move for them to eat Burnett's contract. For most teams, though, it would be a bad thing to do.