By now, everyone is tired of hearing about Burnett.
Nobody likes criticising a guy as much as Burnett has been.
A.J. Burnett is scheduled to start Game 3 at Fenway. That just can't happen.
When Burnett is on the mound, the Yankees don't win. He is 9-11 with a 5.31 ERA.
In his last game, he gave up nine runs on five innings of work.
People just have to face the facts. Burnett is not the pitcher he was two years ago.
I won't lie, I would like to see the guy string together a couple of wins and finish the season respectably, but I don't want to take my chances against the Red Sox.
if A.J. faces the Red Sox, the chances are that he blows up quickly and loses the game for the Yankees.
Whether A.J. is put in the bullpen or taken off the staff is a question for another time, but the Yankees have a better chance of winning if he isn't on the mound.
If A.J. didn't pitch, tomorrow's starter would either be Colon or Nova. Both of those guys give the Yankees a better chance of winning.
It's all about winning, and if the Yankees do these things they will win both games.
Now the question is: will they?