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A.J. Burnett: Is the New York Yankees Starter the 800-Pound Gorilla in the Room?

New York Yankees have publicly announced that they have a problem most teams would love to have; they have too much pitching.  Manager Joe Girardi has extended this week's rotation to a six-man group, allowing Ivan Nova and Phil Hughes a chance to battle for the final official spot in the order. However, with Nova's continued success and Hughes' newfound dominance in his last start, Girardi has flirted with the idea of prolonging the extra spots, though that situation would likely only occur as long as CC Sabathia doesn't miss any starts.

What the Yankees have not publicly addressed is a problem they have brushed behind young and blossoming talent, and explosive offensive power: A.J. Burnett.  Of all the pitchers on the starting roster, Burnett is ...

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