Nov
04

Pettitte wants to pitch

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Via PeteAbe, Andy Pettitte told a Houston TV station that he wants to pitch next year. I’m certain the Yanks want him back, and all they have to do is hammer out the details. Looks like we’ll be seeing Dandy Andy in the New Stadium next year.

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52 Comments»

  1. Steve says:

    Repeat after me

    Senator Al Franken

    SENATOR Al Franken.

    Senator AL FRANKEN

  2. A.D. says:

    Excellent news.

    ….do they let Andy open up the new stadium, as he closed out the old?

  3. Steve says:

    “Orlando Hernandez not only wants to pitch in 2009; he wants to close. He’s thinking big after missing all of 2008.”

    MLBTR

    Cue “Enter Sandman”.

  4. Joey H says:

    Yeah and how much do we pay him ? Certainly not that 16 mill that we’ve wasted on him this past year and that we Payed him the year before. so what do you say? 1yr 11 mill? 10mill?

    • Steve H says:

      Hopefully we can work out something with a much lower base, lots of incentives.

    • Jamal G. says:

      Andy Pettitte did increase his K/9 rate, K/BB ratio and GB/FB rate from the 2006-2007 seasons this year. Also, he decreased his BB/9 rate, WHIP and BB totals from that same sample size to this season. Lastly, his 3.71 FIP in 2008 was the lowest it’s been since 2005. I think “wasted” is a bit too strong of a summation.

    • Chris C. says:

      You don’t pay him anything unless you have a spot in the rotation for him. If they end up have 4 solid starters in their rotation better than Pettitte, then the 5th spot should be battled out by Hughes/Aceves/Kennedy/Coke, or whomever else they want battling for it.
      It shouldn’t just be handed to Pettitte. That’s a waste of money, and a waste of an opportunity to see if there’s a young homegrown ready to establish himself.

  5. Steve says:

    Now Towers is saying he would want a Dan Haren style “quantity over quality” deal. 4-5 useful players for Peavy with one good one as a centerpiece.

    If Cash can unload some of the excess in the farm without giving up Hughes/Melancon/Montero/Betances then I’m all ears. Make A-Jax the centerpiece and give them 2 MLB ready relievers (D-Rob/Bruney/Veras/Cox) and 2 starters (IPK/Aceves/Z-Mac/Wright). If that gets it done, then great. If not, the free agents make more sense.

  6. Jamal G. says:

    Wow, Obama will be sworn into office just 23 days shy (January 20th) of the 100th anniversary (February 12th) of the founding of the NAACP.

  7. hoosierdaddy says:

    i gave my hope cc 5/140 sheets 3/50

  8. hoosierdaddy says:

    NO aj

  9. this is the david says:

    Maybe the astros will sign Pettite throw us some draft picks…

  10. Wang was interviewed by one of Taiwanese reporters regard of possibility of pitching opening day in New Yankees Stadium. Wang said he doesn’t think it will be him to pitch in opening day in New Yankees Stadium.

  11. Joey H says:

    Considering how different the party was then and how different the circumstances of the country were. He favors Lincolns political views which were FREEDOM. Don’t be a bitter ignorant jackass who is upset that his candidate didn’t get voted in. And if you are, Take it up on a forum that is for politics, which FYI isn’t here!

  12. Mike A. says:

    You get one warning: knock it off or you’re going to be banned. This site is here for you to talk about the Yanks and baseball, not politics.

  13. Doug says:

    The “party of Lincoln” has never been the same since Nixon’s Southern strategy.

    Know your history.

  14. Doug says:

    banhammer please kthx

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