AJ Burnett, Joba Chamberlain & Other Yankees Ready to Come Down to Earth

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AJ Burnett, Joba Chamberlain & Other Yankees Ready to Come Down to Earth
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When baseball players fall into the same insufficient pattern season after season, it is difficult for fans to believe they can rise above and perform to their full potential as players.

Going into the 2011 season, fans had difficulty believing that the New York Yankees would be able to possess a starting rotation with the qualities of consistency, power and domination—especially after losing ace Andy Pettitte. The same goes for relievers and designated hitters who are better known for their inability to contribute to wins than their noteworthy performances on the field.

Although players such as Russell Martin and Bartolo Colon are playing brilliantly compared to previous seasons, it may unfortunately only be a matter of time until they go back to their less than spectacular ways.

Here are AJ Burnett and five Yankees who are ready to come down to earth. 

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