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Sep 02 2011

Yankees Post-Season Rotation

While Burnett had his best outing in fucken forever last night, I really don’t think he is worthy of the four-man post-season starting rotation. It is clear that the Yanks are setting up for the post-season, not battling to win the AL East, and I bet they told him that, to settle his mind. But in a high-stakes situation, he just doesn’t have the mental toughness and ability to think strategically about pitching to a series of batters in a line-up.

I am thinking CC, Garcia, Colon, and Nova as the post-season rotation. Yes, many will say that it is ridiculous not to have Hughes and Burnett in there, but I favor the guys who have produced all season. Or maybe they run a pseudo-five-man rotation, with Hughes spot-starting instead of one of Garcia, Colon, or Nova as the match-ups indicate.

The best predictor of future performance is past performance. And as far as Burnett goes, he just doesn’t have the fucken brains.

2 comments

  1. 1
    MonkeyPox

    Seriously, this would be interesting if you talked more about whether it was a good idea to bring Inge back up, or whether Betemit would make a good DH and should just stay out of the infield.

  2. 2
    solbailey

    But your suggestion removes the possibility of a Burnett-Lackey matchup as they duel for
    a a simultaneous mental meltdown.

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