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Yankees Add Another Stripe

A.J. BurnettIt seems like it has only been hours since many of us sports fans read about the New York Yankees offering prized pitcher C.C. Sabathia that huge contract. Just when you thought the Yanks were done, they go ahead and seal the deal on ace A.J. Burnett.  The right-hander and the Yankees have agreed to a 5-year, $82.5 million deal.

The Yankees, armed with a phenomenal pitching rotation, have spent $243.5 million on Sabathia and Burnett. Yankees GM Brian Cashman has reportedly made these deals after coming to the reality that the Yankees did not make the playoffs for the first time since ’93.

This past season with Toronto, Burnett went 18-10 with a 4.07 ERA.