As for A.J., I wrote back in December that I'd rather see Carol Burnett than A.J. Burnett as a Yankee. I was totally against signing him, not just because he was an injury risk, but because he hadn't had very many good seasons. I had also heard that he had a bit of an attitude.
Fortunately, Burnett has been a pleasant surprise. Ever since his introductory press conference, I've been impressed with his personality. I like his demeanor, I like his attitude, and I even like that he's being himself and not hiding the tattoos on his arms.
He also seems like a fierce presence on the mound. One example: when Matt Garza went up and in on Nick Swisher in the fourth inning of last night's game, Burnett did the same thing to Evan Longoria in the bottom of the inning.
I also liked how, after having a shaky seventh inning where he lost the no-hitter and gave up two runs, he beared down and had a good eighth inning.
Again, it's only two starts, but so far, so good. A.J. is A-OK!
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While A.J. may be A-OK, Xavier Nady might be headed to the disabled list - he's going to get an MRI on his elbow. Yikes!
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