Burnett the difference-maker for Yanks

If the Bombers want a title, they'll need the pitcher to bounce back from a rough 2010

Updated: April 1, 2011, 5:56 PM ET
By Rob Parker | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- A.J. Burnett isn't just another starter in the New York Yankees' rotation.

Maybe that was the case in years gone by, but not this season. Burnett is the key, the most important player in the Yankees' clubhouse if they want to win another championship.

On the surface, it sounds a bit dramatic, especially for a team with a $200 million payroll that won it all two seasons ago. Plus, so much has to go right and you have to get so many contributions from so many players during ...

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