Burnett Has Narrowed His List from 12 Teams to Six Teams

Kevin RozellSenior Writer INovember 25, 2008

(Zell's Pinstripe Blog)

Dan Connolly talked to A.J. Burnett’s agent, and it seems like he has narrowed down his list of potential teams he would want to go to. Darek Braunecker said that Burnett narrowed his list down to six teams.

The teams still in the mix are said to be the: Orioles, Yankees, Red Sox, Blue Jays, Phillies, and Braves. It’s got to the point now where I say if they get him they get him. If not, than there are other options out there.

Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun talked to Burnett’s agent, Braunecker, who said his client has narrowed his list from 12 to about six teams.  The Orioles remain in the mix after Andy MacPhail had a “nice conversation” with Braunecker on Friday.

It’s speculated that the Yankees, Red Sox, Blue Jays, Phillies, and Braves are the other five clubs.  In his comments, Braunecker didn’t seem dead set on a five-year deal.


Angels offer to Sabathia could rival Yankees $140 Million The Los Angeles Angels, unwilling to meet Mark Teixeira’s desire for a 10-year contract, are in discussions with CC Sabathia and could offer him a contract that approaches the $140-million bid extended to him by the New York Yankees, according to a Los Angeles Times report.

142 days Until Opening Day: April 16, 2009