Found January 17, 2012 on
Mike Silva's New York Baseball Digest:
One winner not discussed in the Yankees blockbuster deal that imported Michael Pineda is A.J. Burnett.
We all know that Burnett is paid like a top-of-the-rotation starter, but his performance resembles a typical fifth starter. He’s an inconsistent innings eater that struggles to produce an overall league average performance. With the acquisition of Pineda, Burnett becomes the most overpaid fifth starter in all of baseball and that is a good thing.
Burnett was given way too much attention this past summer. This was mainly due to the fact the Yankees didn’t have much controversy after the Jorge Posada-Joe Girardi blowout in May. The saturation of media coverage in New York necessitates daily opinion columns that sometimes run dry in the dog days of the season. Burnett’s struggles were the one dark cloud in what was a relatively stress-free Yankees season.
With a rotation that features Sabathia, Kuroda, Nova, and Pineda in the first four spots wouldn’t a potential Burnett 2012 record o...
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Yes! Yes, you should be scared of the Yankees in 2012. Terrified, probably. Because a pair of big moves made their biggest problem—35-year-old A.J. Burnett, who is owed $33 million over the next two years—essentially disappear. No more hanging knucklecurves in big games, no more walks, no more hits, no more 5.15 ERA. A frictionless world. ...
It took a while, but the Yankees finally made a big splash this offseason, acquiring pitchers Michael Pineda and Hiroki Kuroda on the same day. Pineda was acquired via a trade with the Mariners, while Kuroda was signed to a one-year deal as a free agent. Both figure to be a big part of New York's pitching staff this season, shoring up an area that had previously been one of concern...
<span style="font-family: "Times New Roman", "serif"; font-size: 12pt; line-height: 150%;">As soon as I heard about the major trade last Friday evening with the Mariners sending Michael Pineda and Jose Campos to the Yankees in exchange for Jesus Montero and Hector Noesi my first concern was; how does this affect their fantasy values heading into...
Jeff Sullivan is the editor of SB Nation’s wildly popular Seattle Mariner blog, Lookout Landing. In this episode, we discuss the most obvious thing — i.e. the trade that sent Michael Pineda to New York in exchange for sorta, kinda catching prospect Jesus Montero. We also celebrate life and liberty — inadvertently, at least.
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Karen Vankat with special guest host Michael Cohen, from the Open Mike program, discuss the offseason moves made by the New York Yankees, and where Michael Pineda and Hiroki Kuroda fit in the Yankees rotation. What does this mean for A.J. Burnett?Korbid Thompson calls in to talk about the misery that is …the New York Metropolitans.Listen every Tuesday for a live edition of the...
On December 4, Joel Sherman of the New York Post explained why the Yankees were unlikely to make a free-agent splash this offseason. The new collective bargaining agreement provided tremendous incentives for Brian Cashman and the Steinbrenners to begin paring their payroll down, with a two-year goal of dropping it below $189 million, the luxury tax threshold in 2014.
If you missed it, the New York Yankees woke up over the weekend from their Winter doldrums, trading Jesus Montero for Rookie of the Year pitcher, Michael Pineda. They before that deal was even officially completed, the Yanks inked FA pitcher Hiroki Kuroda. The Yankees remade their entire pitching staff in almost one day. Or at least 2/5 of it.
Never to allow themselves to sit...
What else would we talk about tonight?
Tune in live at 8pm to hear an hour of analysis and opinion on the Yankees-Seattle blockbuster deal that saw Jesus Montero and Hector Noesi swapped for Michael Pineda and Jose Campos.
Hear why I think the Yankees won the trade, thoughts on how to improve the vacated DH position, and why its important to manage expectations with Pineda.
Craig Calcaterra likes the deal between the Yankees and Mariners that saw Michael Pineda land in the Bronx in exchange for Jesus Montero. (NBC Sports)
I will be talking about the big Yankees acquisitions tonight at 8pm, but I would like to get the pulse of the fans.
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