Wednesday, February 12, 2014

AJ Burnett To Sign With Phillies

For those Yankees fans that were hoping for a reunion between them and AJ Burnett, I'm sorry to report that it won't be happening. At least not this season.

Burnett and the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to a one-year contract worth $16 million. Seeing that number makes me understand why the Yankees were never serious about bringing AJ back into the fold. There's no way I would trust him to repeat his 2013 performance, which included an ERA of 3.30. After all, this is the guy that had an ERA over 5.00 in his last two seasons with the Yankees in 2010 and 2011.

Although I'm not a prospect humper, unlike my some of my colleagues here, I'm really looking forward to the battle for the fifth and final spot in the 2014 rotation. The team could use another a starter under team control, rather than having to spend on a solid starter in free agency.

1 comment:

Sorry for the Capatcha... Blame the Russians :)