With Burnett opt-out clause looming, Blue Jays to entertain proposals

Updated: November 9, 2007, 2:16 PM ET
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Baseball's offseason trade market might have just gotten a little more interesting.

With the Toronto Blue Jays looking at the possibility of losing starting pitcher A.J. Burnett to an opt-out clause in his contract next winter, general manager J.P. Ricciardi told ESPN.com that the team is willing to entertain trade proposals from interested clubs this offseason.

"We like having A.J. here," Ricciardi said at the general managers' meetings in Florida. "He gives ...

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