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A.J. Burnett Just May Be The Yankees’ Best Offseason Signing

Published by on April 16, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

A.J. Burnett was always a thorn in the Yankees' side.

While with Toronto, Burnett continually shut the Yankees down, causing their hitters to look more like a bunch of little leaguers than professionals.

When Burnett chose to become a free agent after the 2008 season, a lot of people thought that the Yankees shouldn't go after him. Burnett has been plagued by a lot of injuries throughout his career. The last thing the Yankees needed was another pitcher with a high probability of landing on the DL.

Burnett was always a guy that could throw gas and, as a result, was told many times in his career that he had to throw hard which led to a lot of injuries.

In 2008, he had the benefit of pi...

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