After a long weekend, here are a few quick items on the morning: SI‘s Jon Heyman writes that the Yankees could up their offer for Derek Jeter to 3-years and $50M. Believe it or not, but the Yomiuri Giants reportedly paid the Yankees $1.2M for Jonathan Albaladejo. On the 24th, Brian Cashman visited A.J. Burnett [...]
Even after Cliffpocalypse, according to Joe Girardi, that’s still the plan…
Via ESPN New York: With A.J. Burnett on track to start Game 4 of the American League Championship Series, Jorge Posada could be on the bench for that game. Posada has only caught Burnett eight times this season, while Francisco Cervelli has been behind the plate for Burnett 25 times this season. For much of [...]
Via Ben Shpigel of the NY Times: Although the Yankees will not meet until Tuesday to discuss their roster for the American League Championship Series, General Manager Brian Cashman said on Monday that they would go with a four-man rotation. That means A. J. Burnett, whose poor performance in the regular season cost him a [...]
Via Bryan Hoch of MLB.com: The Yankees have made their roster decisions for the American League Division Series, with outfielder Greg Golson and pitchers Sergio Mitre and Dustin Moseley selected for spots that were up for grabs.The Yankees are using an 11-man pitching staff for the ALDS, having already announced that CC Sabathia, Andy Pettitte [...]
Via George King of the NY Post: With the Yankees opting to use a three-man rotation against the Twins in the AL Division Series, CC Sabathia’s broad shoulders and valuable left arm are about to get leaned on. Because of A.J. Burnett’s miserable season, the Yankees will use Sabathia, Andy Pettitte and Phil Hughes in [...]
After losing to the Red Sox last night — Tampa Bay won their game, of course — the Yankees and the Rays are all tied up in the AL East (and for the Wildcard). To win the division, the Yankees must defeat John Lackey today, and they must also hope for some good luck in [...]
Here are the lineups, courtesy of LoHud: YANKEES (86-51) Derek Jeter SS Nick Swisher RF Mark Teixeira 1B Alex Rodriguez 3B Robinson Cano 2B Marcus Thames LF Jorge Posada DH Francisco Cervelli C Brett Gardner CF RHP A.J. Burnett (10-12, 5.15) Burnett vs. Orioles ORIOLES (51-86) Brian Roberts 2B Felix Pie LF Nick Markakis RF [...]
To be honest, I can’t even begin to interpret or make sense of the many mechanical pieces necessary for A.J. Burnett’s delivery to be effective and for him to subsequently succeed. However, what I can do as a meager blogger is to point to interesting things that I might notice – deviations from the norm, [...]
Earlier today, Chad Jennings of LoHud informed us that Dave Eiland, the Yankees’ pitching coach, will return to the team on Tuesday. Eiland has been away for most of the month so as to deal with an undisclosed personal matter. One man, in particular, who will undoubtedly benefit from Eiland’s return is A.J. Burnett, as [...]
Here’s your open thread for the night. Looks like we might get bad A.J. again as he gives up two runs immediately after the Yankees score three in the first.
Though I have discussed this at length in a number of previous posts, after last night’s brutal start, I have to say it once more–A.J. Burnett is not and and was not going to be worth $16.5M, which is what he currently collects from the Yankees each season. Brian Cashman simply overpaid him when he [...]
Bad A.J. – 4 IP 9 H 7 ER 2 BB 4 K 3 HR – showed up in AZ last night, as the Yanks lost to the D-backs, 10-4.
Here are the lineups for tonight’s game: YANKEES Derek Jeter SS Nick Swisher RF Mark Teixeira 1B Alex Rodriguez 3B Robinson Cano 2B Jorge Posada C Curtis Granderson CF Brett Gardner LF A.J. Burnett RHP DIAMONDBACKS Kelly Johnson 2B Stephen Drew SS Justin Upton RF Miguel Montero C Chris Young CF Adam LaRoche 1B Mark [...]