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Maybe we need some government intervention on this A. J. Burnett thing.

All of Western Pennsylvania has been at a standstill since the rumors about the Yankees trading A.J. Burnett to the Pirates started.


(The deal is done. We can all relax.)

People are calling in sick. The ones who do go to work can’t concentrate.

School kids need counseling.

After 19 losing seasons in a row, Pirates fans are desperate.

They know that Burnett could be the difference between finishing fifth or fourth.

I’m a little confused as to why the Nuttings would be willing to pay $13 million for this guy over the next two years.

His ERA has been over five the last two seasons and he’s 35.

Dejan Kovacevic of the Trib says it will be a good deal and has all kinds of geek stats to back it up.

And he gives the Nuttings credit for coughing up the cash.

There are times when making a deal for a guy like Burnett makes sense. A team that thinks shoring up its starting rotation might make the difference in winning a division or getting a wild card could take a flier on him and hope that he’s a difference maker.

The Pirates are going to stink without A.J. Burnett and they’re going to stink with him.

From what I understand, he has a no trade clause.

If I were the general manager of the Pirates, I wouldn’t want any player who didn’t have enough self respect to refuse to play in Pittsburgh.