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New York Yankees: Getting A.J. Burnett on Track

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Everyone knows by now that A.J. Burnett is pitching terribly, leading to speculation that he, like Javier Vazquez, will be skipped in the rotation. Perhaps this will be the case, but it doesn’t seem like the solution for the Yankees or Burnett.

First off, would skipping a turn actually benefit Burnett? Obviously, I am not a pitching coach, but it doesn’t seem like AJ’s velocity has been down (like the case was with Javy) or he’s been overworked. If some extra rest is really what he needs, then it’s a no-brainer—skip him once and see what happens.

Otherwise though, the Yankees have too much invested in Burnett to ...

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