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Pettitte: Bring me back, y’all

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Nov 04, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Just when I think I’m out, they pull me back in …

Andy Pettitte told a Houston television station that he wants to return to the Yankees in 2009. “I’d like to play again,” he said. “My thoughts are there.”

This comes as no surprise, as Pettitte said much the same during the season. Given that Joe Girardi has already said he wants Pettitte back, it’s just a matter of time before the Yankees make a deal with the big lefty. Girardi would never have said that without knowing that’s what Cashman thinks.

The only problem would be if Mike Mussina decided he wanted to play, then the Yankees might have a decision to make. But the Moose won’t do that.

So now the rotation is CMW, Jobamania and Pettitte. Two spots to go.

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109 Responses to “Pettitte: Bring me back, y’all”

  1. Brandon (TEIX IS NOT WORTH IT, GET CC !)..."Don't trade Robi !" November 4th, 2008 at 10:27 pm

    He better take a big paycut.

  2. will November 4th, 2008 at 10:27 pm

    They need moose back too. I’d like to see hughes/kennedy start in AAA and work their way up. I think it’s better for them, less pressure.

  3. Ed - looking forward to 2009 November 4th, 2008 at 10:29 pm

    “He better take a big paycut.”

    I think he would.

  4. AJW November 4th, 2008 at 10:29 pm

    Will, Cashman will get two other starters through Free Agency or through trade so your wish will probably come true.

  5. g November 4th, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    Your attempt at pacino humor in the first line makes no sense.

  6. pat November 4th, 2008 at 10:31 pm

    I can so hear Andy saying it just like that.

  7. Back Bench November 4th, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    AP clearly played hurt the 2nd half of the season. He is a warrior to do so as there was no one else the Yankees could turn to.

    But the nagging question is, at 37, is this a mistake for both sides? It would be terrible to have to watch Andy go through a “Mussina ’07″ season.

  8. stanzy November 4th, 2008 at 10:36 pm

    The Pacino line makes perfect sense. Pete thought he was done for the night and could go watch the election returns. He was “pulled back in” when this Pettitte story came up.

  9. 86w183 November 4th, 2008 at 10:36 pm

    I’m glad to have him back. He will have a full uninterrupted off season and should be ready to go. He won’t be 37 until June 15th (my birthday too!) so it’s reasonable to think he’ll be solid all year.

    Add CC or AJ to Wang, Joba and Andy and let the kids vie for spot # 5… that leaves plenty of cash for 1B and a much improved bench!

  10. Al from BK( Fit CC for pinstripes. Jets are tied for first!) November 4th, 2008 at 10:37 pm

    I think Pettitte is still a big game pitcher. Bring him back with Joba/Wang then go out and get CC+ New guy 2.

  11. RalphieD (Cant' Wait for Spring Training) November 4th, 2008 at 10:46 pm

    so how much cash pettite gonna get??? guesses?

  12. Buddy Biancalana November 4th, 2008 at 10:47 pm

    $10M plus incentives

  13. Al from BK( Fit CC for pinstripes. Jets are tied for first!) November 4th, 2008 at 10:48 pm

    Ralphie- He got 16 this year so I’d say he gets a lesser contract around 10-12 million.

  14. West side November 4th, 2008 at 10:51 pm

    If Mussina wants to come back after we’ve already signed 2 FA pitchers, then let him be the SU man next year for us like Smoltz.

    He can also be the first guy in the rotation if someone goes down.

  15. AZ Four November 4th, 2008 at 10:52 pm

    Davidoff -

    Sabathia is target number one, and Peters said that Sabathia was amenable to pitching in the Bronx, despite testimony by numerous friends that he prefers the West Coast and the National League.

    “He’s open-minded,” Peters said. “The Yankees are definitely one of the teams he’d consider.”

    The Yankees, of course, are prepared to blow away all competitors financially in the race for Sabathia’s services.

    http://blogs.trb.com/sports/ba.....met_y.html

  16. mel November 4th, 2008 at 10:54 pm

    No offense, Westside, but if Moose comes back it’ll be to start. He needs wins, not money.

  17. Brandon (TEIX IS NOT WORTH IT, GET CC !)..."Don't trade Robi !" November 4th, 2008 at 10:57 pm

    Gets ready to turn Yankee had side ways

  18. Doris from Rego Park November 4th, 2008 at 10:57 pm

    Please please dont bring this washed up loser back to NY. My god, turn the page already

  19. Brandon (TEIX IS NOT WORTH IT, GET CC !)..."Don't trade Robi !" November 4th, 2008 at 10:58 pm

    hat*

  20. mel November 4th, 2008 at 11:00 pm

    Kevin Whelan pitched 1.2 innings. 1 run, *4 K’s*

  21. Brandon (TEIX IS NOT WORTH IT, GET CC !)..."Don't trade Robi !" November 4th, 2008 at 11:03 pm

    OBAMA WINS OBAMA WINS !!!!

  22. Carl November 4th, 2008 at 11:03 pm

    Thats it? The election is over?

    Well, that was anti-climatic. I didn’t care either way, but I wanted some late night drama.

  23. Dave D November 4th, 2008 at 11:04 pm

    Obama wins… get ready for another Yankees dynasty :)

  24. Buddy Biancalana November 4th, 2008 at 11:06 pm

    Yahoo! Obama Baby!

  25. pat November 4th, 2008 at 11:09 pm

    Joel Sherman reporting Pena to bench coach, Thompson to 3B coach and Kelleher to 1B coach.

    Goes on to say that Pena will assist Girardi in developing relationships with players and coaches and Kelleher has a relationship with Cano from his time in the Yankee minor league system.

  26. bigjf November 4th, 2008 at 11:11 pm

    If that’s true, then good for Pena. Hard to shut out your bench coach…and hopefully Kelleher will get on Cano’s butt because he is key.

  27. Al from BK( Fit CC for pinstripes. Jets are tied for first!) November 4th, 2008 at 11:12 pm

    Hope all goes well for the Senator. After all a successful President is a successful nation.

  28. For $13 I'll be a Macadamia Nut November 4th, 2008 at 11:13 pm

    Buddy Biancalana
    November 4th, 2008 at 11:06 pm
    Yahoo! Obama Baby!

    Let’s see how much you are cheering after a few years. Change isn’t always good.

  29. Tseng November 4th, 2008 at 11:14 pm

    I didn’t vote for Obama, but congrats to him and I hope he restores our reputation in the world and turns around the trend of pessimism that’s pervading the country right now.

    And uh, don’t take away net neutrality!

  30. John November 4th, 2008 at 11:15 pm

    Good choice.

    Pena is the best coach on our staff and was a former manager of the year. He has been around the game a long time. It was a shame that Girardi didn’t communcate with him enough this season… but now that will obviously change and he will have a larger voice in the clubhouse and will help Girardi.

  31. PAT M November 4th, 2008 at 11:17 pm

    Catchers see the entire field…..Now that view is twice as good…..

  32. Tseng November 4th, 2008 at 11:17 pm

    I don’t mind having Andy back although he had a really bad second half compared to the first (I think, memories of this season are already fading fast). I’m assuming we’re going to pick up 2 other FA pitchers be they CC, Burnett, Lowe, or (oh gods) Pavano. We’ve got a collection of pitchers in the minors who could make starts if they get injured and hopefully Phil will stay healthy and be able to contribute if someone goes down.

  33. Zolio November 4th, 2008 at 11:18 pm

    Carl,

    I’m with you. Very anti-climatic ending lol

    Congrats to Obama, he deserved it.

  34. 27 in 09 November 4th, 2008 at 11:20 pm

    Luis Sojo would have been a better choice, he has a better relationship with Cano than this guy and a more vocal guy.

    Thompson could have been the 1B, Pena the BC, and Sojo the 3B coach.

  35. Buddy Biancalana November 4th, 2008 at 11:20 pm

    For $13 I’ll be a Macadamia Nut November 4th, 2008 at 11:13 pm

    Buddy Biancalana
    November 4th, 2008 at 11:06 pm
    Yahoo! Obama Baby!

    Let’s see how much you are cheering after a few years. Change isn’t always good.

    —————————————————

    Uh-huh right!

    Obama! Obama! Obama!

  36. spike November 4th, 2008 at 11:23 pm

    if those coaching changes are true, i absolutely love them! i think pena deserved a bigger role and that he will help girardi improve his relationship with the players and media.

  37. Tseng November 4th, 2008 at 11:28 pm

    Heh, Pena can’t be worse than Meachem at third.

  38. Tom ( you can't be neutral on a moving train) November 4th, 2008 at 11:30 pm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vou4qUu5YY

  39. spike November 4th, 2008 at 11:30 pm

    wait, isnt the speculation that pena is the bench coach and thompson to third?

  40. Tseng November 4th, 2008 at 11:34 pm

    Is it? Well, thompson would do better too I hope.

  41. Pokey November 4th, 2008 at 11:35 pm

    Now all we need to do is sign CC and Lowe

  42. Boston Dave November 4th, 2008 at 11:38 pm

    “Let’s see how much you are cheering after a few years. Change isn’t always good.”

    thanks to the Republican principles and policies of the past 8 years, it can’t get much worse. Whether it works or not, change, at this point, is an absolute must. Of course, I’m not a greedy, scumbag multi-millionaire so you may say that I’m biased.

  43. Bronx Jeers November 4th, 2008 at 11:59 pm

    What a day!

    First the Giambi era is over and now the Bush-Republican regime is ousted!

  44. Al from BK( Fit CC for pinstripes. Jets are tied for first!) November 5th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    Now hopefully Obama keeps his promise of helping the middle class.

  45. manny(yanksfan) November 5th, 2008 at 12:01 am

    Is there a link to the Pena to bench coach rumor?

  46. Stephen November 5th, 2008 at 12:05 am

    http://www.nypost.com/seven/11.....137001.htm

  47. David November 5th, 2008 at 12:14 am

    I must be a older than Boston Dave, because I remember times when it was much worse. I remember being trained to huddle under my desk at school in case of a nuclear attack…rivers and cities that were filled with pollution…African Americans permitted to take only menial jobs….widespread hunger…inflation of 12% along with unemployment of 7.5%…race riots…tens of thousands of Americans dying uselessly in Vietnam…high crime rates that made our streets unsafe…McCarthism….

  48. manny(yanksfan) November 5th, 2008 at 12:18 am

    Thanks!!!!

  49. RayMagnetic (Barack My World!) November 5th, 2008 at 12:26 am

    “Let’s see how much you are cheering after a few years. Change isn’t always good.”

    Bitter Much?

  50. Brandon (TEIX IS NOT WORTH IT, GET CC !)..."Don't trade Robi !" November 5th, 2008 at 12:29 am

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO !!!!!!!

  51. O*Line November 5th, 2008 at 12:33 am

    Damn, that Times Square gathering looked awesome. Wish I was there.

  52. Blackdragon905 November 5th, 2008 at 12:35 am

    YES WE CAN!!!!!!

  53. Tom ( you can't be neutral on a moving train) November 5th, 2008 at 12:36 am

    “Let’s see how much you are cheering after a few years. Change isn’t always good.”

    In this case change is good.

  54. West Coast Guy November 5th, 2008 at 12:38 am

    If Pena moves up to bench coach it is quite telling as to Girardi’s inability to communicate, especially following the termination of Meacham. Hopefully, he gets the message.

  55. For $13 I'll be a Macadamia Nut November 5th, 2008 at 12:47 am

    Stalin and Castro brought change to their countries, would you call that good?

  56. Sylvia November 5th, 2008 at 12:51 am

    ya~~Yankees should bring Pettitte back and Moose as well.

  57. Tom ( you can't be neutral on a moving train) November 5th, 2008 at 12:54 am

    $13.

    Neither of them were elected. Next…

  58. Al from BK( Fit CC for pinstripes. Jets are tied for first!) November 5th, 2008 at 12:55 am

    “ya~~Yankees should bring Pettitte back and Moose as well.”

    No, they shouldn’t. Only one of the old guys needs to return. This team is trying to get younger in the rotation. I’d say Moose hangs it up and we bring back Pettitte.

  59. vinny-b (Hank Blalock for 1st base) November 5th, 2008 at 1:00 am

    I wonder how many years Sheets gets?

  60. Al from BK( Fit CC for pinstripes. Jets are tied for first!) November 5th, 2008 at 1:01 am

    “I wonder how many years Sheets gets?”

    I’d say some foolish team gives him 3-4 years with option for fifth.

  61. vinny-b (Hank Blalock for 1st base) November 5th, 2008 at 1:03 am

    3-4 yrs and an option.

    foolish is right. I predict it will be Drayton McClain, or whatever his dumb name is.

  62. vinny-b (Hank Blalock for 1st base) November 5th, 2008 at 1:06 am

    In addition to CC, i wouldn’t mind Sheets via 2 yrs, if NYY is inssistant on adding another arm.

    lights-out, when he pitches. And a devoloping stable of AAA/AA/A arms to back him up.

  63. Ed - looking forward to 2009 November 5th, 2008 at 1:07 am

    “I’d say some foolish team gives him 3-4 years with option for fifth.”

    2 words: Brian Sabean.

  64. GreenBeret7 November 5th, 2008 at 1:07 am

    Sheets will be in Milwaukee or with the Rangers.

  65. mdc1130 November 5th, 2008 at 1:08 am

    I really hope andy comes back. Hes my favorite yankee.

    Obama/biden 08!!!

  66. Tom ( you can't be neutral on a moving train) November 5th, 2008 at 1:09 am

    Sheets will end up in MIL, Houston, Texas, or the Jays.

  67. Al from BK( Fit CC for pinstripes. Jets are tied for first!) November 5th, 2008 at 1:16 am

    I’d rather have AJ Burnett. The guy is dominant and has the AL East pedigree. Sheets is even more injured than Burnett and he is a career NL pitcher.

  68. vinny-b (Hank Blalock for 1st base) November 5th, 2008 at 1:25 am

    AL: under the circumstances, i agree. Cuz, as you mentioned Sheets will get longer then 2yrs.

  69. Ed - looking forward to 2009 November 5th, 2008 at 1:31 am

    if Sheets had stayed healthy all season long, then there would be a slight chance that the Yanks would look into him.

  70. EY November 5th, 2008 at 1:45 am

    Two spots in the rotation? Easy

    CC and Burnett/Lowe/someone not Peavy

    Cash: “We need a real first baseman.”
    That sounds like Tex. Do it cash.
    No.1 priority: CC
    No.2: Tex
    No.3: Another pitcher

  71. Al from BK( Fit CC for pinstripes. Jets are tied for first!) November 5th, 2008 at 1:53 am

    Ed- Yes if he would have stayed healthy. He unfortunately came up lame down the stretch and couldn’t get on the field to pitch the first playoff game of his career that is a giant red flag.

  72. AROD fan November 5th, 2008 at 2:12 am

    Obaaaama Wins! Obaaaama Wins!

  73. RockinDaBronx November 5th, 2008 at 3:51 am

    does Cashman know how to set the clock back more than an hour but like 8 years or so, if not its time the Yanks moveon.org from Andy.

  74. late report November 5th, 2008 at 7:49 am

    The Yankees DO NOT have a coach named Thompson. They do have a Rob Thomson.

  75. 86w183 November 5th, 2008 at 8:46 am

    I think Sheets and Oswalt are buddies so Houston my end up being the place for him. That could make Randy Wolfe more likely to move on and he might be an acceptable # 4 or # 5 depending on what happens with CC, AJ, Pettite and Mussina.

  76. Tucson Ken November 5th, 2008 at 8:59 am

    I Would love to see Mussina come back, but that does not look like it will be happening. If Mike somehow came back I would not want to see Andy back as well. It was painful watching him get pounded, throw way too many pitches, & struggle like he did at the end of last season, much as I’ve always admired him. Unlike Mike, I don’t believe he has the arsenal & command to pitch well with diminished stuff. If Mike retires, bring back Andy at greatly less $ only.

  77. Future Positive Blogger November 5th, 2008 at 10:19 am

    I think Burnett is all but a Yankee already. CC should be the number 1 target, but i think Burnett is way more likely to end up on the Yanks.

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