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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  • Steve

    Repeat after me

    Senator Al Franken

    SENATOR Al Franken.

    Senator AL FRANKEN

    • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Mr. Snarky Irrelevant Non Sequitur Jones

      MATT DAMON!

  • A.D.

    Excellent news.

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

    • Steve

      I don’t think so. It wouldn’t even be appropriate. You let a great old Yankee close the old one, let a great NEW one open the new place.

      CC, or maybe even Joba.

      • Mike Pop

        Phil the thrill Hughes baby ! Na dude Wang if he shows up in ST.. Pettite for 7 mill plz.. Let him be a good guy and take a small contract

      • dan

        Pavano, round two. It’s a new chapter.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      They should let me Mo start the game. Is there a more deserving person to throw the first pitch in the new digs?

      • Joey H

        His job will always be closing games. Its more suited for him and the record books for him to get the first save in the house that _______ built.

        • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Mr. Snarky Irrelevant Non Sequitur Jones

          The House that Jeter Built.

          Think about it.

  • Steve

    “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”.

    • Mike Pop

      On that same report is says Sabathia is certainly open to playing for us

      I guess Gammons was wrong

      • Steve H

        Wrong? Or lying?

        • Joey H

          Wrong and or stupid fits Gammons more.

      • Chris C.

        A possible 30 mill per year will open people up to alot of things.

        • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Mr. Snarky Irrelevant Non Sequitur Jones

          That reminded me of this bit from SNL Weekend Update:

          Seth Meyers: Well, there might be qualities about John McCain you respect, but do you honestly believe that Governor Sarah Palin is prepared to be Vice-President?

          Bill Clinton (Darrell Hammond): Look… sometimes women will be uncomfortable doing something at first… but I have found, with enough persuasion… they will come around.

          ————————————————

          (Mike, it’s not politics, it’s comedy.)

  • Joey H

    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

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

      • Joey H

        We? Part of Cashman’s team? lol. But seriously. How much lower?

        • Steve H

          Brian and I talk, I’ll leave it at that. I’m the one who told him not to trade IPK straight up for Johan.

          • Troy

            Does it matter what he gets for 1 year?

            • Joey H

              That isn’t the answer to my question, I’m not looking for a debate I’m looking for an answer.

            • Steve H

              Of course it does. Would you want to pick up Pavano’s $13 mil option, it’s only 1 year?

              • Joey H

                I hate when people are under the assumption that just because a contract doesn’t have a string of years attached to it that it isn’t hazardous on a team Now sure its a lot less hazardous but I’d rather spend 16 mill in other areas or on better pitchers.

    • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

      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.

      • Joey H

        Ok thanks for the speech, How about an answer? Any idea how much his salary will be?

        • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Mr. Snarky Irrelevant Non Sequitur Jones

          My guess is 12M. He doesn’t deserve the 16M he got last year, but he doesn’t deserve to have his salary halved either (8M), so split the difference.

          And 2009 will be Andy’s 12th year in pinstripes. 12 years, 12 mil.

          • Joey H

            thanks tom. and nice comment up there^

    • Chris C.

      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.

  • Steve

    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.

    • Steve

      OOops, wrong thread.

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    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.

    • Ivan

      I am so fuckin proud right now. WOW, just wow.

      Man Obama fuckin destroyed McCain in the voting.

      • Joey H

        Well, He certainly didn’t destroy him in.. an .. um.. arm-wresting match..

        • Steve H

          Little sarcastic tonight Joey?

          • Joey H

            Yeah. I’m actually battling a harsh cold so I’m kinda snappy. Plus jack-offs on here arguing politics doesn’t go well with me.

            • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Mr. Snarky Irrelevant Non Sequitur Jones

              How is noting that Obama won handily, or that he’ll be inaugurated 3 days from the 100th anniversary of the NAACP, both of which are historical facts and not heated opinions, “arguing politics”?

              What, the mere fact that Ivan and Jamal mentioned the name of our next president automatically makes them “jack-offs”?

              • Joey H

                No. I am a huge obama fan. im referring to some other idiot on the previous thread.

      • Chris C.

        After the approval rating Bush had, an Oak Tree would have destroyed McCain in the election.

        • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Mr. Snarky Irrelevant Non Sequitur Jones

          Meh, I’m not so sure. I think this was a perfect storm of events. I think it took a candidate as charismatic as Obama AND a ground operation as effective as David Plouffe’s AND a campaign as poorly run as McCain’s AND a VP pick as polarizing as Palin AND an incumbency as unpopular as Bush’s AND a world in as much turmoil as the present to produce this outcome.

          • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

            Okay, please stop all the political talk. There’s plenty of sites and blogs around for that.

            • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Mr. Snarky Irrelevant Non Sequitur Jones

              Alright, alright, I’m done.

          • Chris C.

            Yeah, he is charasmatic. And “perfect storm” is the exact way to describe the set of circumstances. I just hope he’s ready to lead the country.

            The timing of his presidential run was so great, that I wonder if this year’s election was actually ahead of Obama’s schedule regarding a presidential run, and he just siezed the opportunity because of how the country viewed Bush.

            Either way, he’s our new president, and congrats to him.

  • hoosierdaddy

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

  • hoosierdaddy

    NO aj

  • this is the david

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

  • http://fightingyankees.blogspot.com/ jessica(Let’s Go Yankees!!)

    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.

    • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Mr. Snarky Irrelevant Non Sequitur Jones

      I don’t know how to, or if i should, respond to this.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Easy.

  • Joey H

    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!

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    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.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=15305165&ref=profile Doug

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

    Know your history.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=15305165&ref=profile Doug

    banhammer please kthx