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New York Yankees’ Odd Man Out: A.J. Burnett or Ivan Nova?

Nova is an unassuming near rookie who just made his 25th major league start, a non prospect who won't reach great, but might be heading toward damn good.

Thursday night, Nova struck out 10 and held the Chicago White Sox to one run in 7.2 innings. His 10th win, his ERA now dragged below 4.00.

There may be teams in the major leagues that would hand Ivan Nova the ball every fifth day and call him the ace, but the Yankees may soon send him back down to Triple-A.

"It's not baseball kid, it's business," they'll say, reassuring him that he did nothing to deserve the demotion—a pat on the back and a kick in the butt. It's a speech Nova has heard before. 

See, the Yankees have the nicest of problems: They've got more ...

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