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Burnett over Pineda and Kuroda

Posted on: February 18, 2012 1:36 pm

                      Yankee fans who are celebrating the departure of starting pitcher A.J. Burnett will be wishing they didn't... come the dog days of August when A.J. Burnett is racking up wins for the Bucs, and when Hiroki Kuroda and Michael Pineda are either on the DL or trying to regain their form in AAA.   Granted, Pineda has an extreme amount of upside as he has the propensity for throwing the baseball very fast and right past a lot of batters swings.  Unfortunately he he hasn't had to do most of his pitching in a "Band Box" like he will have to at Yankee Stadium in his "sophmore-jinx" year.  Kuroda meanwhile who played in the laid back LosAngeles, might not even be in a Yankee uniform in August as he won't be able to handle the pressure from the Yankee fans who won't be happy with his mounting ERA.

                       Meanwhile A.J.Burnett, who will get the "ACE" tag he so much coveted but couldn't earn in New York while wearing a Yankee uniform, and will be leading a rejuvinated pitching staff on a now... winning, exciting, team.  This trade that has so many Yankee fans laughing will be a constant reminder on a season-lost as the same fans who are praising the deal now, will be changing their tune saying that the deal should never have been done in the first place.  They will have to watch Burnett dominate the National League where he can pitch himself out of innings by being able to face and strike out the opposing picther again, like he did for the Marlins in his younger years.  The situation is this Yankee Fans..."Laugh now ... Cry later! while us Pirate fans will be laughing all the way to PNC as we watch the Yanks pay 20 million dollars to have A. J win the Cy Young award while pitching for the 2012 World Champion Pittsburgh Pirates. ha ha ha

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