Or as Michael the Kay condimented last night…“A.J. looks like a cross between Kramer and Lyle Lovett!”
On the same week that Phil Hughes and Ivan Nova, two young, talented and hungry pitchers, are locked in a one-on-one struggle for one spot in the Yankees’ starting rotation, A.J. Burnett seems to have the ultimate Get Out of Jail Free card.
“A.J.‘s starting for us on Wednesday,” Joe Girardi said.
So that’s that.
...And there’s no way anyone else is going to relieve the Yankees of that burden. You can put Burnett on waivers or leave him out with the recyclables for anyone to pick up. You can hang him upside down by his heels in the middle of Times Square.
No one is going to take him, and either he is going to pitch out the remainder of his deal or Brian Cashman is going to be force-fed that $33 million either straight or with a chaser.
“His numbers aren’t that bad,” Girardi said. “If you look at the numbers of Hughes, he’s made one good start. If you look at the whole year, A.J.‘s been decent for us. I think he’s been a much better pitcher for us this year.”
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