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Pettitte Back In The Bronx.  
User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1857 times:

Kinda happy about this one. Great pitcher. Now maybe we can batters out.

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User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 33
Reply 1, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1848 times:

2 comments:

1) 1 yr at $16 mil, plus one more year at $16 mil Pettitte's option. Another of the vastly overpriced free agents.

2) The senior citizen starting rotation continues to add blue-hairs: Randy Johnson, Mike Mussina, and now Pettitte. Five or ten years ago that trio would have been nails. Nowadays it just means the BoSox have that much better of a shot of winning the East in '07.

Tom at MSY



"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina
User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21552 posts, RR: 55
Reply 2, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1848 times:

I'm happy to have him back, but what the Yankees really need is young pitching. Andy is 34. On the other hand, it's been proven that he can play in New York (and GET batters out  Wink ), so it might just work out.

Link, for those interested: http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/NASAp...8&vkey=news_nyy&fext=.jsp&c_id=nyy

-Mir



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User currently offlineIAH777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 0 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1848 times:

So much for his self-proclaimed loyalty to his hometown...  Yeah sure

User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1838 times:

Quoting Tom in NO (Reply 1):
) 1 yr at $16 mil, plus one more year at $16 mil Pettitte's option. Another of the vastly overpriced free agents.

Yea, it's getting out of control.

Quoting Mir (Reply 2):
I'm happy to have him back, but what the Yankees really need is young pitching. Andy is 34

The guy still has wicked struff. He doesn't have to be on all the time. He can win the yanks 12-14 games and when he wins he goes 7-9 innings (giving the shit NY bullpen some much needed rest as the season progresses) and he is left handed. He is more than good for the Yanks.


User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12090 posts, RR: 49
Reply 5, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1830 times:

Quoting Tom in NO (Reply 1):
1) 1 yr at $16 mil, plus one more year at $16 mil Pettitte's option. Another of the vastly overpriced free agents.

Could someone explain how or why anyone is worth this kind of money?



You can cut the irony with a knife
User currently offlineStretch 8 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 2568 posts, RR: 16
Reply 6, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1807 times:

He is not worth that kind of money. Yesterday's team overpaying (again) for another yesterday's star.

The Tigers have plenty of young pitchers. Once they learn how to field, we will win another pennant, and then the WS, in 2007.



Maggs swings, it's a drive deep to left! The Tigers are going to the World Series!!!
User currently offlinePiercey From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 2233 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1800 times:

Quoting IAH777 (Reply 3):
So much for his self-proclaimed loyalty to his hometown... Yeah sure

Really. Now what will Clemens do?

I'm bittersweet about this one, though. He's a good pitcher, but saying we bring Clemens back  pray , Oswalt, Williams, Clemens, Backe, and either Hirsch, Rodriguez, or Albers?  biggrin 



Well I believe it all is coming to an end. Oh well, I guess we are gonna pretend.
User currently offlineLHMARK From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 47
Reply 8, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1792 times:

Quoting Stretch 8 (Reply 6):
He is not worth that kind of money. Yesterday's team overpaying (again) for another yesterday's star.

Yeah, players in the latter half of their careers are washed up and useless.

Signed,
Ivan Rodriguez and Kenny Rogers.



"Sympathy is something that shouldn't be bestowed on the Yankees. Apparently it angers them." - Bob Feller
User currently offlineIAH777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 0 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1771 times:

Quoting Piercey (Reply 7):
Now what will Clemens do?

Who knows? It might behoove the 'Stros not to pursue him and let him out to pasture. They've proven time and again that the bats can't back-up the arm. Its surreal. Clemens on mound = great pitching = no offense.

Quoting LHMARK (Reply 8):
Signed,
Ivan Rodriguez and Kenny Rogers

Don't forget Rickey Henderson.


User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1756 times:

Quoting IAH777 (Reply 9):
Don't forget Rickey Henderson

Tom Glavine?


User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1752 times:

Quoting IAH777 (Reply 9):
Don't forget Rickey Henderson.



Quoting NIKV69 (Reply 10):
Tom Glavine?

He was taking a shot on Tigers Fan, since Tigers Fan took a shot on the Yankees.

As for the Yankees signing Pettite. It makes some sense due to the lack of quality pitching available, and the fact a 3rd or 4th starter can garner 10-12 million a year on this market bringing back a retread might work. However, Pettite has clearly lost a lot since he was last with the Yankees. His time in Houston was full of a whole lot of nothing. Giving this guy 16 million for one year is flat out ridiculous. When did George see the Red Sox pissing away more money than the Yankees and feel the need to get back on top of this as well?


User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21552 posts, RR: 55
Reply 12, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1741 times:

Quoting KROC (Reply 11):
However, Pettite has clearly lost a lot since he was last with the Yankees. His time in Houston was full of a whole lot of nothing.

To be fair, he did pitch over 200 innings and 30 games in both '05 and '06, and had a very good 2005 season (17-9, 2.39 ERA). There was the problem with injuries in '04, but I wouldn't call him over the hill just yet.

-Mir



7 billion, one nation, imagination...it's a beautiful day
User currently offlineFXramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7247 posts, RR: 85
Reply 13, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1734 times:
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Quoting Tom in NO (Reply 1):
Another of the vastly overpriced free agents

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Quoting IAH777 (Reply 3):
So much for his self-proclaimed loyalty to his hometown...

to leave his family for $2 mil/yr, what a sell out. I smell another Mike Hampton.

Andy goes 10-17 with a 5.06 ERA. Good riddance.


User currently offlinePiercey From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 2233 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1733 times:

Quoting Mir (Reply 12):
and had a very good 2005 season (17-9, 2.39 ERA).

It is said that Pettite is the best when the team is competitive. World Series year = good. Last year =  vomit 



Well I believe it all is coming to an end. Oh well, I guess we are gonna pretend.
User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 33
Reply 15, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1719 times:

Perhaps one of the three will be able to do a Kenny Rogers imitation in '07, but I can't shake the thought that Mus, the Unit, and Pettitte will be lucky to win 40 games between them next season.

Tom at MSY



"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina
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