"Sources" have told Mark Feinsand of the Daily News that the Braves are preparing to offer free agent starter A.J. Burnett a five year deal. It has been reported previously that the Yankees were not willing to offer that many years.

Honestly, I'm not in love with Burnett and, as long as he's out of the AL East, I'm not bothered by the Yankees failing to sign him, especially with the length of the deal and the investment needed. He'll be 32 on opening day and last season was just the third season in which he's pitched more than 173.1 innings. Against the Yankees, he's 6-3 with a 2.43 ERA. Against everyone else, he's 81-73 with a 3.89 ERA.

Via Dave and Aziz.