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Heyman: Pirates, Yankees Will Complete A.J. Burnett Trade

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Jon Heyman:

barring something unforeseen, aj trade will be completed w/i a few days. pirates to pay $13M of $33M, give up 2 non-roster minor leaguers

$13 million is real money, so I wouldn't expect the prospects to be particularly good. Not that we were expecting otherwise.

UPDATE: Dejan Kovacevic's column says something similar about the details of the deal, and also praises the Pirates' front office for the way it has handled negotiations with the Yankees. He also does a nice job explaining why Burnett is a better acquisition than his baseball-card stats make him look. It's a very good column, overall.