A.J. Burnett Signs With The Yankees
Total Pro Sports – The New York Yankees are at it again! Trying to buy a World Series Championship, instead of doing it old school like the Tampa Rays developing from their draft picks and the farm team.
First it was C.C Sabathia and now it’s former Toronto Blue Jay, A.J. Burnett. In one week the New York Yankees have spent over $240 million on 2 starting pitchers, and word on the street is that they are not even done yet with adding to their starting rotation.
The report is that Burnett has reached a preliminary agreement with the Yankees for 5 years and $82.5 million. Burnett is set to earn $16.5 million a year after basically producing one reasonable season his last year as a Jays. A.J. did the same thing when he was in his last year of his contract with the Marlins. He had an outstanding final year and then went on to sign a large lucrative deal with the Jays.
We really don’t know the potential of A.J. Burnett, but if he can stay healthy and keep his mind on the game he can definitely be a top 10 pitcher in the game. But is he worth $16.5 million a season, hell no!!! Prove it more then your final year of your contact and then we can negotiate.
Sooner or later the MLB has to step in and set a salary cap. It’s definitely unfair when the New York Yankees can spend $200 million and the Florida Marlins can only spend $22 million in 2008.
We need some parody in the MLB to level off the playing field.