Results for tag: A.J Burnett
Posted by: Delia Enriquez on Feb 16, 2012 at 02:24:10 PM

A.J Burnett's tenure as a Yankee may soon be coming to an end as a trade could send him to the Pirates. That means no more talking about A.J, no more watching A.J Burnett pitch, no more watching him save us in the playoffs from elimination. Yep. No more A.J.

A lot of fans are probably thrilled that A.J Burnett will no longer be a Yankee. A lot of fans are also probably thrilled that A.J might be going straight to the National League, where A.J can never hurt them except in Spring Training. While everyone else is saying, "Bye, bye A.J." I would like to take a minute to say, "Thank you A.J."

A lot are confused as to why I would be thanking A.J Burnett, the pitcher that probably cost us wins and a pitcher that seemed to have a bit of an anger issue. Well, I am not thanking A.J for the bad

Posted by: Delia Enriquez on Jan 14, 2012 at 08:37:38 AM

It started out as a normal Friday the 13th. The Yankees had the same 5 starters, Jesus Montero & Hector Noesi were still Yankees and the Yankees were a team that looked as if they were going to make it to the playoffs--maybe. But in one late night hour on Friday night Brian Cashman pulled the plug and turned the Yankees from drab to fab by adding 2 new pitchers: Hiroki Kuroda & Michael Pineda, wiping out the possiblity for a Roy Oswalt or Edwin Jackson pinstripe experience. The Yankees soon went from being a possible playoff team, to becoming the favorites to make the World Series.

Michael PinedaSo I know what you are thinking. Why did Cashman use Jesus Montero in a trade for Michael Pineda? Simple reason actually. One was there was no way that the Yankees were going to get King Felix. It wasn't happening.

Posted by: Delia Enriquez on Dec 7, 2011 at 07:42:34 PM

Day 3 of the Winter Meetings had a lot less drama than yesterday (thank goodness), but there were some interesting parts that fell together for the Yankees today. Let's sum up Day 3 of the Winter Meetings:

Yankees Willing To Trade A.J Burnett: I posted a quick blog post earlier today about this. Apparently the Yankees are willing to eat up the rest of Bunett's contract for a trade. So far, there has been no one interested. (And we are shocked why)?

Yankees Win Bid on Japanese shortstop Hiroyuki Nakajima: The Yankees won a bid for Japanese shortstop Hiroyuki Nakajima earlier today and were "shocked". The Yankees have 30 days to negotiate a contract with him. Nakajima is a career .302 hitter and has surpassed 16 HR's & 15 SB in his last for seasons. The initial being was

Posted by: Delia Enriquez on Dec 7, 2011 at 12:50:57 PM

The New York Yankees are looking to shop A.J Burnett at this weeks Winter Meetings which would ultimately mean eating up the $8 Milion left on his $33 Million contract. Burnett, who will be 35 in January went 11-11 with a 5.15 ERA in the 2011 season.

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Posted by: Delia Enriquez on Sep 4, 2011 at 09:53:53 PM

Earlier today, Joe Girardi mentioned that he was going to cut down the rotation from 6 to 5, but after talking to Brian Cashman and other players he changed his mind and decided to go through the 6 man rotation 1 more time. Girardi knows that he can't have the 6 man rotation for the rest of the year since the Yankees are going for a playoff contention. Girardi also knows that he needs to choose someone soon and fast. Yankees fans that have been watching have already narrowed it down for Girardi: A.J Burnett & Phil Hughes.

Moving CC Sabathia is out of the question and Ivan Nova is in the same situation. Bartolo Colon & Freddy Garcia both have good years so I doubt Girardi wants to move either of them to the bullpen, which leaves A.J Burnett & Phil Hughes. Phil Hughes has had bullpen experience

Posted by: Delia Enriquez on Sep 1, 2011 at 12:46:47 PM

After the Yankees took Game 1 and the Red Sox took Game 2, all eyes will be on A.J Burnett for Game 3 v.s the Red Sox, who are 11-3 v.s the Yankees this year. The only words I could think of when I saw Burnett was pitching v.s John Lackey was "Oh dear."

I'm beginning to lose patience with Burnett & it's showing in my tweets, but I am willing to give Burnett a chance to start tonight. What if Burnett actually throws very well v.s the Red Sox. It's September after all and miracles can happen. I have a feeling that Burnett will throw well tonight, he's due for a good start, but then again there's something in my heart that's worried about Burnett. What if Burnett actually chokes during game 3 and the Yankees don't win the series after winning the opener?

That has been going through the back

Posted by: Delia Enriquez on Aug 28, 2011 at 01:27:40 PM

I have been watching A.J Burnett since the beginning of the season and after watching his last start I have to say that I have had enough. His last start was the same as the starts in the past except this time he REALLY blew up: 5 innings with 9 runs & approx. 110 pitches. When you look at Burnett's line the first thing you think is, "Why didn't Joe Girardi take him out when he was struggling?" Well to answer that question, Girardi needs to worry about his bullpen. He has a double header coming up and if he uses the bullpen in 1 game then Girardi will be short during the DH.

There has been speculation that Burnett should be moved from the rotation and put in the bullpen. After hearing that, at first I thought it would be a good idea. If he wasn't in the rotation then the Yankees would

Posted by: Delia Enriquez on Aug 26, 2011 at 02:43:16 PM

A.J Burnett is expected to take the mound tonight v.s Tommy Hunter & the Baltimore Orioles but a lot of Yankees fans and myself are on edge about Burnett pitching. Burnett's last start was a disaster in my opinion. Burnett gave up 7 runs in 1 2/3 innings and to add to the drama, he said something on camera that should not be said. It had appeared that he was showing up Joe Girardi before heading into the clubhouse, but in post-game Girardi informed everyone that he was not being shown up and continued to defend A.J Burnett.

Looking at the rotation now and how A.J Burnett has pitched so far, I don't see how he could even pitch in the post-season. The only way that Burnett could possibly make the rotation in the post-season is if he bounces back dramatically meaning that he doesn't get lit