Results for tag: A.J. Burnett
Posted by: am523 on Nov 17, 2010 at 07:33:14 PM

New York Yankees send A.J. Burnett, Eduardo Nunez, and $8 million to the Atlanta Braves for Derek Lowe.

Braves get: A younger pitcher (by three and half years) with better stuff. They also get a promising utility player to replace the recently traded Omar Infante. With the $8 million added, the Braves are compensated for the extra $3 million Burnett will make more than Lowe for 2011 through 2012 and then have $5 million to offset the $16.5 million in Burnett's final year.

Yankees get: A more consistent pitcher who can give them 14 to 16 wins a year and has a history of pitching well in big spots. They will also be relieved of Burnett's salary one year sooner.

If the Yankees do not sign Andy Pettitte but do sign Cliff Lee, the starting staff would look like so (if this deal were to be

Posted by: am523 on Sep 30, 2010 at 07:01:53 PM

Saw this subject in a forum and decided to blog it. Now that the Yankees have made it to the playoffs, I can first exhale and now look at all the intriguing scenarios I'm looking forward to that may present themselves during these next few weeks. Here they are in no particular order...

Phil Hughes vs. Brian Duensing - Depending on how Girardi and Gardenhire set their respective starting rotations, we may get a "futures game" pitching matchup between 17-game winner Phil Hughes versus Minnesota's Brian Duensing (10-3, 2.44 ERA). Called on to take on the BoSox in a "must win" game at the Stadium on Sunday, Hughes went pitch for pitch with an almost unhittable Dice-K. That was a pressurized game, albeit in the regular season, and Hughes stepped it up big time. This is the playoffs,