Source: Jays offer $50M over five years

Originally Published: November 17, 2005
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN Insider

A.J. Burnett, the prize of this winter's free-agent starting pitching market, has received two five-year offers from clubs and expects to receive at least two more within the next week, his agent told ESPN.com.

While agent Darek Braunecker declined to identify specific teams in the bidding for Burnett, a baseball source confirmed that the Toronto Blue Jays have offered Burnett a five-year deal for about $50 million. Blue Jays general manager J.P. Ricciardi declined to confirm if the team had ...

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