Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Andy Pettitte returning to the Yankees

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Andy Pettitte returning to the Yankees

    Yanks sign the lefty to a minor league contract worth $2.5MM.


    http://www.faniq.com/blog/Andy-Petti...ees-Blog-45810
    San Francisco Giants, World Series Champions in 2010, 2012, and 2014!!!

    "Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts" ~ Albert Einstein

    "Royals wear crowns, but Champions Kiss the Ring" ~ Jeremy Affeldt

  • #2
    One of my favorites Yankees, but why? Go out on top and enjoy retirement.

    Comment


    • #3
      WOW!!!
      I didn't see that one coming.
      Good for him....(and hopefully us Yankees fans).
      Say hello on Twitter @BSmile & Facebook "Baseball by BSmile"

      Comment


      • #4
        He is making a huge mistake coming out of retirement. He is going to come back and will probably tank this season. I also have this overwhelming feeling this fool is on roids.
        Last edited by RaysFan_98; 03-16-2012, 10:10 AM.
        All it takes for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing. -Unknown

        A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination. -Nelson Mandela

        Comment


        • #5
          I wouldnt think he's on anything and I think he can win 10-12 games. I wonder if this will help his hof chances if he does have a good year.
          "(Shoeless Joe Jackson's fall from grace is one of the real tragedies of baseball. I always thought he was more sinned against than sinning." -- Connie Mack

          "I have the ultimate respect for Whitesox fans. They were as miserable as the Cubs and Redsox fans ever were but always had the good decency to keep it to themselves. And when they finally won the World Series, they celebrated without annoying every other fan in the country."--Jim Caple, ESPN (Jan. 12, 2011)

          Comment


          • #6
            Clearly he got the itch while performing as a ST instructor. I don't blame him, you'd have had to rip the uniform off of me.
            San Francisco Giants, World Series Champions in 2010, 2012, and 2014!!!

            "Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts" ~ Albert Einstein

            "Royals wear crowns, but Champions Kiss the Ring" ~ Jeremy Affeldt

            Comment


            • #7
              Double Post

              Comment


              • #8
                Originally posted by chicagowhitesox1173 View Post
                I wouldnt think he's on anything and I think he can win 10-12 games. I wonder if this will help his hof chances if he does have a good year.
                He could be on HGH, and he's not a hall of famer, regardless of steroids.

                Comment


                • #9
                  Originally posted by YankeeDJW View Post
                  One of my favorites Yankees, but why? Go out on top and enjoy retirement.
                  maybe his wife is nagging.
                  I now have my own non commercial blog about training for batspeed and power using my training experience in baseball and track and field.

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by fenrir View Post
                    He could be on HGH, and he's not a hall of famer, regardless of steroids.
                    Something I learned in Psych 101 many years ago: Past behavior predicts future behavior.
                    WAR? Prove it!

                    Trusted Traders: ttmman21, Dalkowski110, BoofBonser26, Kearns643, HudsonHarden, Extra Innings, MadHatter, Mike D., J.P., SShifflett

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Yet one more thing Pettitte has in common with Sammy Sosa.

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        By the time he's ready he'll be fighting for a spot on a rotation that's already crowded. Maybe with an injury or trade (Garcia?) there will be a spot for him, but I just don't see a huge upside (or downside) here. He's better than average, but he also has a tendency to not pitch deep into games, which can stress the bullpen. He's got more rings than career shutouts. Cliff Lee had 2 more shutouts last season than Pettitte has in his career. Do the Yankees really need a man in the rotation who will only give up 1-3 runs per start but hand the ball off to the relievers in the 6th?

                        Unless he strings together a few Cy Young Award seasons, I don't see this doing anything for his HOF chances. His biggest selling point is the rings, and I just don't think anyone sees Pettitte as the man who carried any of those teams. His 117 ERA+ is unimpressive and lower than Blyleven's, and that was one of the things many people on this forum pointed at when they argued against Blyleven's candidacy. So not only is Pettitte's ERA not as good as Blyleven's, but he also pitched almost 2,000 fewer innings. It took Blyleven 14 years to make the HOF with a WAR of 90.1. Pettitte is currently at 49.9 and he's got an HGH issue hanging over his candidacy.

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          You don't think Pettitte could beat out Garcia?

                          Garcia? Really?

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Hope he gets his career ERA up over 4.00
                            3 6 10 21 29 31 35 41 42 44 47

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              He had a good year in 2010 but I do not really like this. The Yanks have a ton of pitching. If we could trade Garcia, then this is great but we cannot move Sweddy until June. And the Yanks have a lot of back of the rotation options ready in AAA.

                              Comment

                              Ad Widget

                              Collapse
                              Working...
                              X