A.J. Burnett & Javier Vazquez
Pretty sure I’m not going to get much of an argument on this one. After a solid enough year and some memorable postseason heroics in his first year as a Yankee, Burnett was just awful this season, pitching to a 5.26 ERA and 4.83 FIP over 186.2 IP. His 6.99 K/9 was also his lowest since 2001. Burnett is under contract for 3 more years, so getting him straightened out is going to have to be a major priority in the Winter and Spring. Does Kevin Long know anything about pitching?
As for Vazquez, while the Yankees were hoping he could at least reasonably approximate his stellar 2009 season as the team’s 4th starter, he was even worse than Burnett. When the wreckage settled after 157.1 IP, Vazquez was the proud owner of a 5.32 ERA and 5.68 FIP. It was easily the worst year of his career, but his contract is up and he most certainly won’t be a Yankee next year.…