AJ Burnett is the "epitome of failure", huh? Yeah, tell that to the Pirates. They wouldn't trade their ace pitcher for Sabathia, Nova, Pettitte, and Kuroda, COMBINED. I wish we had a reliable EVERYDAY starter like Burnett has been for the Pirates this year.
Say what you want about him, but he's making a name for himself in Pittsburgh. Of course Yankees fans chased him out of town, and Cashman and the Steinbrenner brothers felt compelled to trade him away before his contract ran out.
Lots of people predicted a sophmore slump for Nova.
They were spot on. But don't start comparing Nova to Burnett.
Burnett is a veteran pitcher who can't focus when the pressure was on.