Friday, December 12, 2008

Burnett Agrees to 5 Yr Contract with Yankees

Pending a physical pitcher A.J. Burnett has agreed to a five year, $82 million contract with the New York Yankees.

Earlier this week, C.C. Sabathia signed a 7-year, $161 million contract with the Yankees.

Burnett has pitched in the bigs for ten seasons first with the Florida Marlins and for the past three season with the Toronto Blue Jays.

Prior to 2006, Burnett signed a five year, $55 million contract with the Blue Jays. In 2008, Burnett won a career high 18 games and opted out of his contract.

Burnett, while talented, is injury prone. He has been on the disabled list nine times. Prior to this season Burnett had never won more than 12 games in any one season.

Just as I think Sabathia won't pitch well in pinstripes because I don't think New York suits his disposition I think Burnett's injuries will return much to the chagrin of the Bronx cheerful. It's just a gut feeling.

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