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Yankees visit the Red Sox at Fenway Park. Can Jorge Posada and A.J. Burnett co-exist? We’ll find out soon.

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

That will be the dilemma the Yankees will find themselves into come game time.

Oh yes, the 2010 MLB baseball season is already underway and on Tuesday night, the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox will renew their heated rivalry at Fenway Park. However, the Yankees will probably have other issues to settle within their camp first because for the first time since Posada and Burnett argued on the very same field at Fenway Park, the Yankees are pairing them up again.

You read it, there’s some sort of dissension going on for quite a while within the New York Yankees roster. Although the Yankees have denied it, it’s obvious that Yankees catcher Jorge Posada and Yankees pitcher A.J. Burnett won’t be exchanging Christmas cards on December.

The last time Jorge Posada were catching A.J. Burnett’s balls (jeez… that didn’t sound right did it?..) they were pounded by the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park, 14-1. The loss was so disappointing that Posada and Burnett ended up arguing over what pitches to call right then and there on the mound at Fenway.

After almost a year, Jorge Posada and A.J. Burnett will find themselves across each other again as Yankees team manager Joe Girardi has paired them up for another shot at their rivals from Boston. And for those people who still believe not everything is fine and dandy between Posada and Burnett, the former says he’s excited to catch Burnett’s balls again.

”It’s perfect. Let’s get it out of the way right away,” Jorge Posada said on…

Fantasy Sports: A.J. Burnett Could Regain Studliness in Baltimore

Wednesday, July 20th, 2005

BURNETT.jpgSo says ESPN’s pheromone-friendly huckster Tristan Cockroft in today’s Out of the Box column. He insists that Florida Marlins’ pitcher A.J. Burnett’s problems before last night’s encouraging performance at Arizona are probably due to all this messy trade talk. Cockroft says fantasy owners of Burnett should swell massively in their shorts over the prospects of him heading to Baltimore. New location,pennant(ahem) race, and Lee Mazilli’s pasta dishes every day should straighten him out.

 

 

Can the NY Yankees win the 2010 World Series without Johnny Damon and World Series MVP Hideko Matsui?

Saturday, March 13th, 2010

With Johnny Damon and Hideki Matsui no longer part of the Yankees, can these guys return to the World Series this year?

That is the question most Yankee fans are asking themselves as we kick off the brand new 2010 MLB baseball season. Will the key additions of Javier Vasquez and Curtis Granderson be enough to fill the holes Johnny Damon and Hideki Matsui left on the roster?

Without a shadow of a doubt, both Johnny Damon and Hideki Matsui were keys in the Yankees’ World Series run in 2009. Hell, Matsui was the 2009 World Series MVP for crying out loud. Thankfully, the Yankees are deep enough on both offense and with pitching that they can probably afford to lose out on those key elements on their title run heading to the season.

While some will remember Vazquez’s bad first go-around with the New York Yankees, things will be drastically different in that he won’t be counted on to be the ace or even second-best pitcher on the team. He’ll be the fourth starter behind CC Sabathia, A.J. Burnett, and Andy Pettitte. There is no questioning Vazquez’s stuff and the second tour on duty with the Bronx Bombers should be a lot smoother.

Granderson can do a lot of things on offense, but would be so much better if he could hit lefties (.210 career batting average). Yet, in a lineup that includes Derek Jeter, Mark Teixeira, Alex Rodriguez, Robinson Cano, Jorge Posada, and newly (re)-acquired Nick Johnson, Granderson will be alright.

And so will the Yankees as they have a great shot to…



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