The Yankees are going to make a fatal mistake for their next game vs the Rangers. The Yankees are going to go ahead and pitch AJ Burnett in game 4. It's a fatal mistake.
Burnett has pitched badly for months. He has been the direct cause of several Yankees losses over the end of the regular season. He has not had a quality start. He is going to open the door for the Rangers to take a commanding lead in this series in the Yankees home stadium. Burnett also takes away Posada as he has to have his "own" catcher. Posada is an offensive leader, a spark, a catalyst. Without him, the Yankees are much more likely to lose and have lost in games Burnett has pitched because the catcher Burnett uses is not even close to Posada on the offensive side of things. Pitching Burnett is a fatal mistake for the Yankees.
The Rangers will pitch Tommy Hunter, who has pitched well in the post season. He will give the Rangers a quality start and put them in a position to win the game. The Rangers only have to do what they've been doing, outscoring the Yankees 20-8 and out hitting them 30-19.
If the Rangers do that and Burnett does what he has shown he will do over the past few months, the Rangers take a 3-1 lead and the Yankees will almost surely be done. Pitching AJ Burnett is a fatal mistake - one the Yankees cannot afford to make.