Which Yankee most resembles an ostrich?
Why it’s the newest Yankee, A.J. Burnett!
A.J. Burnett is the newest benificary of the 88 million that the Yankees freed up after the 2008 season. The tall righty has been someone who has caught the the Yankees attention since he was a Marlin in 2004.
Chances are the biggest stat that caught the Yankees eye was his 20-5 with a 3.29 ERA against AL East opponents- Tampa Bay, Boston, Baltimore and Toronto.
With a five year deal all but locked up with Burnett, that leaves the Yankees with A.J. Burnett on their team till he is 37 years old. Hope A.J. has strong genes in his family.
Yet, still- after spending 22 million a year on C.C. Sabathia eariler in the week- and after giving A.J. Burnett around 15 million a year, if the Yankees plan on matching last years pay-roll they still have 51 million to spend for next year. A scary thought if you’re a fan of salary caps and the luxury tax. Is Jesus Christ available to play 1st base? Is Babe Ruth cryogenically frozen?