For anyone overwhelmed and surprised by A.J. BurnettÆs early exit in Monday nightÆs World Series Game Five against the Phillies, here is some Earth-shattering news: A.J. Burnett totally sucks. IÆm not sure how this fact has been ignored to such extremes that not only is it not common knowledge, but two major league baseball teams have seen fit to invest tens of millions of dollars in the notion that it is not true. Over the course of his 11 seasons in the big leagues, Burnett has occasionally succeeded in not totally sucking, but for the most part it is the rule at this point. In 2009, his first season as a Yankee, Burnett led the American League in two categories: walks and wild pitches. It was his second career wild pitch title and fourth top-ten finish in both. BurnettÆs reverse-B ...
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