A.J. Burnett: Will the Yankee Pitcher Be Affected By Colin Cowherd Comments?

Frank FittipaldiCorrespondent IIDecember 16, 2010

NEW YORK - OCTOBER 19:  A.J. Burnett #34 of the New York Yankees looks on against the Texas Rangers in Game Four of the ALCS during the 2010 MLB Playoffs at Yankee Stadium on October 19, 2010 in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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A.J. Burnett is coming off an extremely disappointing season with the New York Yankees, and as if things cannot get any worse, he has to deal with ESPN Radio's Colin Cowherd.

Burnett did not need this especially, as he is going to try and bounce back from a dreadful season in 2010.

Cowherd ironically made cowardly comments regarding a divorce between A.J. Burnett and his wife. Cowherd made comments about Burnett's wife being spiteful and vindictive.

He went on to say that he did not want to get into the rest of the story.

Cowherd now has to deal with criticism regarding his comments.

After these comments from Cowherd, people will wonder if A.J. Burnett is really going through a divorce and If so, where is Cowherd getting his information from?

Burnett's agent, Darek Braunecker, has stated that the pitcher is not going through a divorce and that Burnett is angry about Cowherd's comments.

Despite his anger, Braunecker said that Burnett will not respond to Cowherd's false statements.

Burnett will need to put this behind him and focus on the 2011 season, because the Yankees need him to step up especially after missing out on free agent Cliff Lee.

The 2010 season is one to forget for the hard-throwing righty, as he lost 15 games and posted a 5.26 ERA, both career-worsts.

Burnett only struck out 145 batters, his lowest since 2006 when he only struck out 118.

Cowherd's comments may affect Burnett, but he needs to let this go and focus on helping the Yankees get back to the World Series.