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Eiland of one: A.J. needs coaching

Yankees' pitching coach is missing piece to Burnett's current puzzlement

Updated: June 22, 2010, 12:00 PM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

PHOENIX -- Let's set the record straight on this right from the start: If players knew how to correct their own mistakes, right their own mechanical flaws and undo their own bad habits, there would be no need for coaches.

Or managers, for that matter.

A.J. Burnett, for instance, could walk himself out to the bullpen, make the adjustments necessary to turn himself back into an effective major-league pitcher, and that would be that.

But players can't do that, which is why the great ...

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