• russ

    andy taking the 10 mil ? what if he doesn’t ?

  • Leftylarry

    I pray we get Burnett.
    He can shutdown a team in the playoffs and match a Beckett inning for inning.

    He’s still 31 as we speak.No reason he can’t have 3-4 more very successful seasons and we’re paying him less than Giambi was making, if we get him.
    I see him winning 18 games for us next season and with his better control now and Yanks teriffic bullpen, I think he can stay healthy the next 3-4-5 years.
    How often does BEckett have health issues?
    Give me a pitcher with no-hitter strike em out stuff and just keep him healthy for the playoffs and series.
    Burnett has pitched over 200 innings more than once in his career and he’s getting better.
    Frankly, he probably finished healthier and with a less tired arm last seaosan than Sabathia did and he’s in SHAPE.

    • pat

      He’s still 31 as we speak. No reason he can’t have 3-4 more very successful seasons

      Well except for that whole “right elbow being held together with string and bits of duct tape” thing

      How often does BEckett have health issues?
      Totally irrelevant but to answer your question- quite often which would explain the 12-10 4.03 era in 174 innings.

      Give me a pitcher with no-hitter strike em out stuff and just keep him healthy for the playoffs and series.
      Unfortunately theres no way for yankees to “keep him healthy”. Aside from not making him pitch.

      Burnett has pitched over 200 innings more than once in his career and he’s getting better.

      Never consecutively, in fact after his first 200+ year in 2002 he pitched a grand total of 23 the next year. In 2005 he pitched over 200 innings but then in 06 he was reduced to 135.

      Give me a pitcher with no-hitter strike em out stuff and just keep him healthy for the playoffs and series.
      Unfortunately the yankees cannot “keep him healthy”.

      Frankly, he probably finished healthier and with a less tired arm last seaosan than Sabathia did and he’s in SHAPE.

      Since 2001 CC has pitched 1659 innings with absolutely no health problems, for an average of about 222 innings a year. AJ Burnett in the same time period threw 1252 innings for an average of 156 a year. So now that you have the facts in front of you who seems to be healthier and have a “more tired arm”?