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Thursday, December 11, 2008
Yanks confident they have highest bid for Burnett


The Yankees are feeling good about their position in the A.J. Burnett bidding. It is not likely that they will make an offer that is comparable to the $91.5 million deal signed by Carlos Zambrano in August 2007, as has been speculated, but the Yankees are confident that they will have the largest offer on the table -- five years and $80 million -- when the bidding is over.

Whether Burnett takes less with the Braves or some other team is another question entirely. FoxSports.com is reporting that the Braves' offer to Burnett is for four years, not five.