We all know Braves got Lowe for 4 years deal at 15 million per. At the beginning, Braves fought with Yankees for Burnett and Yankees got Burnett for 5 years deal at 16.5 million per. If Brave got Burnett for 5 year deal(80 millions), Yankees probably would end up with Lowe at similar deal he got from Braves.
If you can choose again, who will you pick based on the deal they got?
I have been thought about this question for many days and come up with my conclusion. I probably will choose Burnett again.
Burnett really has good number against AL East teams. Burnett is 4 year younger than Lowe. I know Burnett has a long injury history when Lowe shows he is durable. But, you never know about injury, especially Lowe is not young anymore that certainly increases the chance of getting hurt. Not to mention, Yankees really don't have a good infield defense for groundball pitchers.
Time will tell which team gets better deal.