Peter Abraham reports that it seems "likely" that A.J. Burnett will be off the market before the winter meetings open up next Monday.

According to a Major League source,'s Mark Bowman says that the Braves have offered the pitcher a guaranteed four year deal with a "very attainable" option for a fifth season.

Abraham suggests that the Yankees will counter, if they haven't done so already, but that such an offer will likely not match the Braves in years, but could exceed them in average annual salary, which is thought to be $16 million a season.