UPDATE: Ken Rosenthal is saying the price for Burnett
could reach up to 5 years/$100M if they get into a bidding war with Atlanta and miss out on CC Sabathia. $100M seems like a stretch to me, but I really hope we don't get to the point where Burnett has leverage over the Yanks.
I was hoping against hope that the Atlanta Braves were going to save the Yankees from Carl Pavano Part II, otherwise known as A.J. Burnett. They still may, but this report
says the Yanks are preparing an offer to top the Braves' reported 4 year/$60M deal with a vesting option for the fifth year. (HT MLBTR
Having Burnett sign in Atlanta would've solved two problems. First, the Yanks wouldn't be saddled with another former Marlin who will undoubtedly spend most of his contract on the disabled list. Second, the Yanks wouldn't have to face him.