Brian Walton of Scout.com is reporting that A.J. Burnett has agreed to terms with the Cardinals. I have not spoken to Walton on the topic; he passed on an interview request a few days ago after writing a somewhat confusing article for Scout.com on November 30th.
Walton’s article says the deal is for five years, guaranteed, and required special permission from the Cardinals’ chairman.
There’s a thread over at St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist Bernie Miklasz’s Pressbox forum on this topic. Miklasz has yet to weigh in. Another poster on an STL Today forum claims to have seen Burnett at the Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, for what it’s worth.
Lboros from Viva El Birdos has a trusted source down at the winter meetings, and he says the deal is "basically done." Things are looking up for Cards fans at this point.
Thanks to the many emailers who passed the article along.