New York Yankees Trade Rumors: Apologize to AJ Burnett

Dec 11, 2011 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: BleacherReport

I might be the only New York Yankees fan who doesn't think trading AJ Burnett, as the New York Post's George E. King confirmed the rumor to be true , is a good idea.

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Yankees Family

Bedford, TX

#1 Dec 11, 2011
Please trade him even if it is for a Coke!
Lets Play Ball

Tonawanda, NY

#2 Jan 1, 2012
Yankees' Stage of high expectations got to him.

AJ is a head case. Not all players, especially pitchers, can play on the Yankee Team. Much is expected. And high demands are set, to be met under the Big spotlight and a lot of stress.
AJ had great mechanics. But his head affected them.
Couldn't shake it off. Poor AJ.
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Spring Hill, FL

#3 Jan 1, 2012
A.J. Burnett is as useless as a fart in a hurricane.
Christopher

Winter Garden, FL

#4 Jan 18, 2012
I always liked A.J but when the Yanks go into a game vs. an easy team, and A.J makes the team seem like the Phillies. Anyway when Cash signed him, he was a RED SOCK KILLER!!!!!! and evryone wants a pitcher that can shut down a high-power team, but i guess all the recongition of him and the money he wud get went to his head and he 4got how to pitch. Sorry A.J you might as well accept trade opportunities and try and start over with a new team. You are not welcome in New York or at least the Bronx. Cash PLEASE!!!!! trade this headcase away this might be a bad pitcher that Pineda might learn from.
Lets Play Ball

United States

#5 Jan 18, 2012
Every time AJ pitched, it was similar to watching Mussina.

I was always on the edge of my seat.

Because they were both "in their head" too much.

And both great pitchers.

But every pitch over analyzed.
DKNY

Jamestown, NY

#6 Jan 21, 2012
Lets Play Ball wrote:
Every time AJ pitched, it was similar to watching Mussina.
I was always on the edge of my seat.
Because they were both "in their head" too much.
And both great pitchers.
But every pitch over analyzed.
Burnett has NEVER been considered a GREAT pitcher.
Better Judgement

Great Neck, NY

#7 Jan 21, 2012
It's too bad about A.J. Burnett because he has the arm and talent to be a winner for a team like the Yankees. But some kind of chemistry may have taken place in the clubhouse, bullpen or practice field that changed his ability to produce and have any self-confidence at all. Poor A.J. and poor Yankees who could have used his experience.
Lets Play Ball

Tonawanda, NY

#8 Jan 28, 2012
Apparently he was when The Yankees signed him.

He had GREAT mechanics.

In my not so humble opinion, he also had GREAT pitching skill and talent but just could never manage to 'bring it'.

Take Care, DK
DKNY wrote:
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Burnett has NEVER been considered a GREAT pitcher.
bez

Everett, WA

#9 Jan 30, 2012
he lost his mentor halladay
DKNY

Jamestown, NY

#10 Jan 30, 2012
Lets Play Ball wrote:
Apparently he was when The Yankees signed him.
He had GREAT mechanics.
In my not so humble opinion, he also had GREAT pitching skill and talent but just could never manage to 'bring it'.
Take Care, DK
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AJ has never been a great pitcher nor did he have great mechanics. He was always inconsistent BECAUSE of his mechanics. He was always hurt and always had average stats. The only reason the Yanks signed him was because he had his best season during his free agent year. He stayed healthy and put up good numbers especially against the Yanks. Cashman has always had checkered success in signing free agent starting pitchers. AJ is just another failed free agent signing. His first year he had a decent year but his ERA was over 4.00. GREAT pitchers don't have ERA's over 4.00. He is just another one of the failed free agent starters that have been signed by the Yankees. And we are stuck with him through the end of next season.
Lets Play Ball

United States

#11 Feb 10, 2012
DKNY wrote:
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AJ has never been a great pitcher nor did he have great mechanics. He was always inconsistent BECAUSE of his mechanics. He was always hurt and always had average stats. The only reason the Yanks signed him was because he had his best season during his free agent year. He stayed healthy and put up good numbers especially against the Yanks. Cashman has always had checkered success in signing free agent starting pitchers. AJ is just another failed free agent signing. His first year he had a decent year but his ERA was over 4.00. GREAT pitchers don't have ERA's over 4.00. He is just another one of the failed free agent starters that have been signed by the Yankees. And we are stuck with him through the end of next season.
Couldn't you have spared me that LAST statement.

Because the stuck part stuck in my mind.

Maybe he'll improve. Because he can't get much worse.

Or can he ... O Good Gawd !! ;
the way it is

Spring Hill, FL

#12 Feb 11, 2012
Yankee fans are tired of Burnett saying he thinks he's found the answer to correcting his problems only to turn around and do the same old-same old of imploding after a few innings and blowing good run support.

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