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2010 MLB Playoffs: Yankees Can and Should Avoid Using Burnett In Postseason

1920, 391 Yankees pitchers have had a seasonal ERA of at least 5.30. Of all those pitchers, no pitcher has been allowed to pitch as many innings as A.J. Burnett.

Why? Because Burnett is on a five-year deal, and he is making $16.5 million this season. Essentially, he is here to stay. It is mentally very difficult to waste $16.5 million dollars.

In 2010, Burnett is working on the worst ERA of his career. He is also stacking up the most hits per nine innings in a season, and the most home runs per nine innings. His velocity and strike percentage are also way down.

Burnett is not having a good season by anyone's standards. You can sit through a Joe Girardi press conference and listen to myths about Burnett’s stuff, but results ...

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