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Basically, A.J. Burnett was not the same pitcher the Yankees got from Toronto. He had a large contract and never really excelled in the Yankees rotation since he joined the team.

Some pitchers just have a problem pitching in New York, with the added pressure of a big stage, the constant media attention and the overall high standards that the organization puts on players. A.J. was a very good pitcher in Toronto and he has now seemed to find a home in Pittsburgh.

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