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To Yankees, A.J.'s glass looks half full

Burnett shaky vs. Blue Jays, but for Bombers it was still a whole lot better than 2010

Updated: March 19, 2011, 11:41 AM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

DUNEDIN, Fla. -- The New York Yankees need A.J. Burnett to be good this season. They need it so badly that even when he is not completely good, like he was on Friday against the Blue Jays, they tell themselves, oh yes he was.

More importantly, they tell that to Burnett, because with him there is always a lot more work to be done above his shoulders than below them.

That is why, after he finished a somewhat messy four innings, in which he allowed five hits, four runs (two earned), ...

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