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What do the previous slides all mean?
Well, they mean that AJ Burnett shouldn't be in the New York Yankees' starting rotation any more this season and shouldn't even sniff the rotation come October.
He simply can't be counted on to deliver game in and game out. The Yankees need a pitcher that you at least believe gives you a great chance to win every game and that's simply not AJ.
If you knew he'd deliver a seven inning, eight strikeout, one walk and six hit game, you'd gladly have him in the rotation, but sadly that's not the case. You're just as likely to get three innings of nothing but walks and hits out of him.
The Yankees have young pitchers like Ivan Nova already on the MLB roster that need more appearances. They also have young prospects like Manny Banuelos and Dellin Betances in AAA that will probably get called up once the rosters expand and they'll need some starts too. This all means AJ will be, and should be, the odd man out.
If the Yankees don't pull the trigger and remove AJ from the starting rotation, they might be looking at the Wild Card and maybe even a quick exit in the playoffs.