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Daily News: Pettitte not planning to open the season

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jan 12, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

The Yankees seem to have at least a partial answer from Andy Pettitte.

According to The Daily News, Pettitte has informed the Yankees that he will not open the season as an active pitcher. He has not ruled out joining the Yankees at some point, but he will not break camp with them and might have pitched his final game.

“I don’t think he’s determined if he’s officially finished or not, but he’s chosen at this stage at least not to start in 2011,” Cashman said at the baseball owners’ quarterly meetings in Arizona. “If that ever changes he’ll call us. We’re not going to hound him or bother him.”

 
 

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16 Responses to “Daily News: Pettitte not planning to open the season”

  1. tyanksfan36 January 12th, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    Boo :(

    Can I say how freaky it is that the song “Two out of Three aint bad” is playing on my music choice right now. I hope I’m not the only one that sees this connection

    For dummies… We have 3 pitchers and 2 out of 3 aint bad :(

  2. DocTodd January 12th, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    Well,on to plan N…

  3. DocTodd January 12th, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    Time to give Douchie’s agent a ring….

  4. pat January 12th, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    BrianCoz Brian Cashman just told me that report on Pettitte is incorrect. There is nothing new from Andy. No decision yet #yankees

  5. blake January 12th, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    Sounds like its the same as it has been. As of now he’s retiring but that could change at any time.

  6. Gary January 12th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    Pat, the story had quotes in it from Cashman. Hard to say that he didn’t say those things.

  7. ac1 January 12th, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    At this point, they ust need warm bodies. Might as well get Garcia and Ducscherer (sp?) and worst case, D____ goes to the pen and Garcia takes #4 spot and Nova takes #5, at least to start.

  8. yankeefeminista January 12th, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    Fact that he *isn’t* retiring, and is leaving door open is actually good news.

  9. blake January 12th, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    MLB network just counts down the 75 most spectacular plays in history….the Jeter flip play was #11……Ozzie’s bare hand “hit the rock play” was #1.

    I think they got #1 and 2 correct. Edmond’s was #2.

  10. ac1 January 12th, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    the good news here is if pettitte DOES return, he will be fresh in august/september for the playoff run.

  11. blake January 12th, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    “I don’t think he’s determined if he’s officially finished or not, but he’s chosen at this stage at least not to start in 2011,” Cashman said at the baseball owners’ quarterly meetings in Arizona. “If that ever changes he’ll call us. We’re not going to hound him or bother him.”

    This is essentially the same thing he’s been saying all winter….just different wording.

  12. RMS January 12th, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    Yankee rotation as of now-

    CC
    Hughes
    AJ
    Nova
    Mitre

    Yikes!

  13. Gary January 12th, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    ac1 January 12th, 2011 at 9:21 pm
    the good news here is if pettitte DOES return, he will be fresh in august/september for the playoff run.

    ________________________________________________________________________

    You must be kidding?? In this league without decent SP it won’t be close enough to even worry about then.

  14. Against All Odds January 12th, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    # RMS January 12th, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    Yankee rotation as of now-

    CC
    Hughes
    AJ
    Nova
    Mitre

    Yikes!

    ————————

    be afraid be very afraid

  15. SAS January 12th, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    Hopefully, Andy is trying to avoid the freezing cold of April games and will join the team later in the year. That’s my thinking as of this moment.

  16. austinmac January 13th, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    LGY,

    The description doom and gloomers irritates me. You are joyous, I presume, by your certainty Nova will pitch 200 innings. The five innings he averaged against the September line-ups must give you that knowledge. Too bad you wouldn’t be able to find one baseball person who would make a similar prediction.

    I have hopes for Nova, but to base a team’s season on such wildy optimistic predictions is over the top. Young pitchers struggle. Do Hughes, Kennedy, Joba and the vast majority of rookie pitchers’ struggles not suggest your reliance is unfounded?

    Be hopeful. I am all for it, but I don’t think you should call people who doubt the Yankee rotation, along with every publication and pundit out there, by such an appellation.


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