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Pettitte to start Sunday

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on May 08, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Andy Pettitte will join the big league rotation on Sunday, Brian Cashman just announced. No word on who will come out of the rotation, but the Yankees have decided Pettitte will not benefit from any more minor league starts.

Also, Cashman confirmed a report that doctors discovered some sort of complication with Mariano Riveras knee injury, but he said it has no impact on Riveras ability to pitch next season. Rivera will address it tomorrow.

 
 

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91 Responses to “Pettitte to start Sunday”

  1. ac1 May 8th, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    Nova will pitch with an extra day of rest game 1 at Balt and C.C. will pitch on reg rest for game 2 at Balt
    ___

    Or they skip Phelps tomorrow and start CC? Everyone would be back on normal rest.

  2. Shame Spencer May 8th, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    REPOST:

    Shame Spencer May 8th, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    ac1 May 8th, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    C’mon ac, you’re talking about Jeter’s heir here, give the guy a break

    ___

    Whoa whoa…. I think Jeter is becoming Jeter’s heir.

    —————

    LOL, ac I was just kidding. I think Nunez is a nice bench guy but the way people talk about him on here like he’s the missing piece to the puzzle!

    And at the same time tell us how he has no trade value lol…
    Shame Spencer May 8th, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    I really wonder if they might try to move Tex’s contract….

  3. ac1 May 8th, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    I really wonder if they might try to move Tex’s contract….
    ______________________________________________

    I think they would like to, but i think Tex has a full NTC….
    OPening up first base would allow many options to open up.

  4. Warning Track Power May 8th, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    probably means Phelps will make only 1 more start before being demoted.

    Nova will pitch with an extra day of rest game 1 at Balt and C.C. will pitch on reg rest for game 2 at Balt

  5. Howe Farr May 8th, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    I know what I just read, but I won’t believe it until I see it with my Baby Blue eyes.

  6. sammiejohnson May 8th, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    repost
    ________

    This set up pretty well for Andy. Blake Beavan, mariners’ #4 SP got beaned in the elbow last night by a Miggy line drive. They think he may miss a start. That would line up M’s long RP Hisashi Iwakuma to start vs. Andy on sunday. Iwakuma looked ok last night (3.0 ip, 5 k) but has looked pretty awful otherwise. Wedge has barely used him at all.

  7. comet May 8th, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    It would be great if they could move both ARod and Tex because of the salary freed up.

    If they want to get below the cap in 2014 it would be a lot easier without Arod and Tex!

  8. ac1 May 8th, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    you think they will send Phelps back to AAA or put him back in the bullpen?

  9. ac1 May 8th, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    The only team i could possible see as a trade partner for A-Rod is Miami but they already have a 3B and a SS and a decent 1B, and no DH……

  10. Warning Track Power May 8th, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    ac1
    Phelps has done nothing to deserve being sent all the way down to AAA.
    but the numbers game might get the best of him. unsure if Yankees want 2 long relievers
    in the pen(Garcia)

  11. blake May 8th, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    Welcome back Andy…..thibkbi may have given him another start at AAA….but whatever…go Andy

  12. igotid88 May 8th, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    They’ll probably send Phelps to AAA and keep him stretched out. Unless they trade Freddy. But he seems to be doing okay in long relief.

  13. G. Love May 8th, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    This is great news. I know Andy hasn’t been tearing it up in the minors, but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t thrilled to see him take the mound as a Yankee again. I know he’ll show up ready for that start.

    Phelps should go back to the long role or down to AAA to start. I’d rather he stay with the big club because he’s an asset when the starting pitching is off as the long guy.

    I’d rather they release Freddy and keep Phelps in the pen to be honest.

    Hughes deserves to continue what he’s doing for the time being. He’s faced some marshmallow offenses the past 2 starts, but he’s given them length and a chance to win in both.

  14. Warning Track Power May 8th, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    not much of a chance to “trade Freddy” in early May. Yankees might have to outright release him because why would a team trade for this guy so early in the season when they can probably get him off the waiver wire.
    Freddy has to go.

  15. Rich in NJ May 8th, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    They need a starter in waiting, so if it isn’t Freddy, it has to be Phelps or Mitchell, so one or both need to remain stretched out.

  16. ac1 May 8th, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    I agree Phelps deserves to be with the team, but they probably want to keep him stretched.
    Im sure he will be needed again at some point this year.
    It would be nice to trade Freddy somewhere, instead of taking up space in the pen.
    The Angels were ready to take Burnett earlier this year, maybe they would like Freddy?

  17. ac1 May 8th, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    G Love, Baltimore isnt a marshmellow offense.
    I think they are something like 5th in baseball, but i could be wrong.

  18. Nick in SF May 8th, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    “…but the Yankees have decided Pettitte will not benefit from any more minor league starts.”

    Andy has nothing left to learn in AAA?????? As if!

    I was hoping they’d keep him down there for the whole year so they could benefit from his age 41 season next year; it’s what the Rays would’ve done. :neutral:

  19. Shame Spencer May 8th, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    Moving Tex’s contract would only be more beneficial than moving Arod’s because you open up an IF position for Jeter or Arod.

    …I can’t see either of those guys playing the OF. Tex is also the most incomplete player in the sense that he’s been playing himself into a platoon role.

    Tex/Swish would be a great platoon at 1B if we could afford it lol.

    I know he has a full NTC, but when the venom comes out its pretty rare guys don’t just get the hell outta dodge. Not talking strictly with the Yanks, I mean in all sports in general. I don’t see that being as much of an issue as the amount of $$$ we’d have to eat. That counts against our ‘cap’ right?

  20. LGY May 8th, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    PETTITTE

  21. Shame Spencer May 8th, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    Nick – :lol:

    I think you’d appreciate that it’s not just our blog that goes through these circular exercises. I was just reading a Devil’s blog where a poster was calling for our coach to be fired since he has yet to lead us to the World Series ;)

  22. G. Love May 8th, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    ac1,

    Be honest. Does Balitmore’s offense keep you up worrying late at night? They’ve gotten off to a hot start. I don’t think they’re the upper echelon of the league just yet.

  23. Rich in NJ May 8th, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    As long as A-Rod can play the field, he’s likely an asset to the team, albeit not a very cost-effective one.

    If they really have an hope of moving Texeira (I think it’s premature to seriously consider it at this point), they would probably have to convince him that he won’t play very much in order to motivate him to consider a trade.

    More likely than not, they are both here for the duration, unless declining performance embarrassed either or both to consider retirement, which seems impossible right now.

  24. Pat M. May 8th, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    Nick in SF…….Ritter bars, what kind and where do I send them ???? I lost to you so I pay only you……I want to get this off my books as it was April business…….I thought I had your address from a few years ago but I think you relocated …..

  25. blake May 8th, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    I think you keep Hughes in the rotation for now….but he needs to show that the guy we saw in KC is for real or in goes Phelps…..really would like to see Phelps given a legit shot.

  26. Nick in SF May 8th, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    Tex would only accept a trade to a city with a Juice Press franchise and I don’t think he wants to be a New York Metropolitan for the foreseeable future.

  27. Shame Spencer May 8th, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    “If they really have an hope of moving Texeira (I think it’s premature to seriously consider it at this point)”

    Sort of wondering if them trying to move him now wouldn’t be the better approach than trying in two years when he’s potentially much worse with the bat.

    I’m not saying there would be a ton of takers… but this is where having Chip around comes in handy ;)

  28. Nick in SF May 8th, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    Hey Pat M., I will contact you off-list with shipping details.

    Do you want me to find an on-line retailer for you to order the Ritter Sports, or would you rather I just give you a few variety choices for you to buy/ship yourself?

  29. G. Love May 8th, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    Nick,

    Would Tex consider the Long Island Ducks?

  30. Shame Spencer May 8th, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    Newark Bears?

  31. G. Love May 8th, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    Rockford Peaches?

  32. Rich in NJ May 8th, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    Shame

    I don’t see any takers right now, and I don’t see why he would consider a trade. It seems he has convinced himself that HR/RBI negate his declining AVG to some degree (that may be at least partially why the decline started), and he probably thinks there is no other team that would take his contract (even subsidized) that offers as much chance of winning.

    As a (sarcastic) aside, I heard someone say that there is a nascent sense in Boston that AGone isn’t cut out for the city, so perhaps there is a potential trade partner. ;)

  33. Against All Odds May 8th, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    What about the New York Mets they’re basically a minor league team

  34. Against All Odds May 8th, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    lol @ G Love

  35. blake May 8th, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    Unless there i

  36. randy l. May 8th, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    “Now, the new CBA gives them all an excuse. The truth is that this happened a couple years ago. Perhaps, just perhaps, it is a combination of Hal’s tight wallet and Cashman wanting to show how smart he is. That is going really well, dontcha think?”

    austin mac-

    i’m thinking i’m not liking it.

    my disdain is now starting to be more focused on hal.

    i think you’re right that this started a while ago and it’s just now starting to be more and more obvious.

    the longer baltimore stays ahead of the yankees the more the pressure will build to prompt some sort of response from hal.

    the orioles have shaken up how they do things and it does seem to be paying off.

  37. BD (Boston Dave) May 8th, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    perhaps the complication with Rivera is that his bones are fused with adamantium?

  38. blake May 8th, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    Unless there is a league out there with only LHP then Tex is unmovable even if he would wave his no trade

  39. Triple Short of a Cycle May 8th, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    the orioles have shaken up how they do things and it does seem to be paying off.

    —————————————————————————-

    By doing what?

  40. Villa Nova-Ya May 8th, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    Hey Pat M & Nick in SF -

    Saw you were both here and just wanted to say “hi.”

    Hope you are both well.

  41. blake May 8th, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    “perhaps the complication with Rivera is that his bones are fused with adamantium?”

    Nice!

  42. Nick in SF May 8th, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    Hey Villa, good to see you, hope you are well too.

    Please get my email address from Chad if you would also like to send me chocolate, though I don’t think we had a wager going.

  43. G. Love May 8th, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    Nick,

    I’d be careful asking people on internet message boards to send you chocolate.

    Sadly, I speak from experience.

  44. Nick in SF May 8th, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    There was that one time a guy sent me chocolate and then tried to get me to watch a cartoon about a mouse who takes off his pants.

    I try not to think about that, though.

    :shudder:

  45. Triple Short of a Cycle May 8th, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    There was that one time a guy sent me chocolate and then tried to get me to watch a cartoon about a mouse who takes off his pants.

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    Sounds like that Different Strokes episode when Dudley dressed up as Tarzan

  46. Shame Spencer May 8th, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    I dunno… I thought the Vernon Wells contract was un-tradeable.

    I really think they could move Tex if they got creative.

    That’s not to say that they will.. but I don’t think its entirely outside the realm of possibility.

  47. Rich in NJ May 8th, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    RAB (Axisa) with a good post on Nova:

    http://riveraveblues.com/2012/.....all-68172/

  48. Against All Odds May 8th, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    I really think they could move Tex if they got creative.

    ——————-

    It would be easier if he was open to being moved.

  49. tomingeorgia May 8th, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    G. Love,
    Did they send you Ex-lax?

  50. G. Love May 8th, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    tomingeorgia,

    In theory, yes.

  51. Shame Spencer May 8th, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    Against All Odds May 8th, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    I really think they could move Tex if they got creative.

    ——————-

    It would be easier if he was open to being moved.

    ————–

    I’m not saying his NTC is an issue but how many athletes remain on a team when they make it clear they want you gone, even with a full NTC?

    It just doesn’t last. I honestly think the NTC is the least glaring issue stopping them from moving him elsewhere. I think the NTC could be more easily overcome than the money, years, and production.

  52. Jerkface May 8th, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    I really think they could move Tex if they got creative.

    The money isnt the problem, its the NTC.

  53. tomingeorgia May 8th, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    G. Love,
    I don’t want to pursue it, thanks.

  54. bruceb May 8th, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    Against All Odds May 8th, 2012 at 4:25 pm
    What about the New York Mets they’re basically a minor league team

    A minor league team with a better record that us at the moment.

  55. Against All Odds May 8th, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    bruceb May 8th, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    Against All Odds May 8th, 2012 at 4:25 pm
    What about the New York Mets they’re basically a minor league team

    A minor league team with a better record that us at the moment.

    ————–

    ok

  56. Frankg May 8th, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    Hopefully, Andy doesn’t embarass himself and the Yankees on Sunday. He wasn’t that sharp in AAA.

  57. blake May 8th, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    The dummy that traded for Wells isn’t a GM anymore though…..I can’t think of a team with the new CBA that would trade for Tex even if he didn’t have the no trade……maybe the Dodgers?

  58. backbench May 8th, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    You will most likely see the extreme “Maddon Shifts” again this series. IMHO, how Tex handles them will tell you a lot about his future with the NYYs.

  59. Cashmoney May 8th, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    a little part thinks NYY want Petitte to erase some of the embarrassment of Noesi and Montero return to the stadium might cause if they do well, it’s a fact that Petitte did not do well in AAA even logical to think he could benefit from one or more starts just inning wise. but eh, If the Yankee deems he is ready who am I to say otherwise, right?

  60. blake May 8th, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    “a little part thinks NYY want Petitte to erase some of the embarrassment of Noesi and Montero”

    Oh im sure….they’d rather people talk about Andy than the trade.

  61. hardwired7 May 8th, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    The last thing you want to hear: “By the way, that’s not chocolate.”

  62. backbench May 8th, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    Cashmoney May 8th, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    a little part thinks NYY want Petitte to erase some of the embarrassment of Noesi and Montero return to the stadium might cause if they do well

    ________________________________

    They should be prepared for the exact opposite outcome. The spectre of Yankee past being embarrassed by what could have been the Yankee future.

  63. Betsy May 8th, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    It’s probably true that Andy has done as much as he can down there; I’m guessing Phil comes out of the rotation and joins the pen, which needs help

  64. Against All Odds May 8th, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    I’m guessing Phil comes out of the rotation and joins the pen, which needs help

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    Nope Phelps would be the odd man out

  65. Wave Your Hat May 8th, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    The Yanks have held their line on spending but they didn’t talk reduction in spending until the new CBA. It’s the new CBA folks, it’s a different world.

  66. Cashmoney May 8th, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    backbench, that’s a distinct possibility for Sunday. but I think in the long run (this season) P will be an asset to the NYY.

  67. tomingeorgia May 8th, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    blake,
    So would I.

  68. blake May 8th, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    “The Yanks have held their line on spending but they didn’t talk reduction in spending until the new CBA. It’s the new CBA folks, it’s a different world.”

    They didn’t talk about it publically…..cause they didn’t have a good reason to do it yet…..

  69. Betsy May 8th, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    Odds, we will just have to wait and see.

  70. J. Alfred Prufrock May 8th, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    Francesa had Murti on earlier.

    He preambled before letting Murti speak, of course; said Pineda’s out for the year, and now Campos is DL’d….”Not exactly 2 for 2 on this trade” or something.

    Sweeney kind of did a Ralph Cramden ahemena hemena, then mumbled something about Noesi getting “hammered” in a start and then pitching a pretty good game after that….then some pearl of wisdom about trades taking “years” to evaluate….

    Did. Not. Mention. The. J. Word.

    Which I thought was very funny. Very Lohud-esque.

    Any way, he did say that Pineda was standing about 10 feet from him, wearing an arm sling. Nice to see the kid is Out & About.

    Don’t know if he was just visiting the trainers or doing some conditioning drills or what, but it’s probably a good idea to have him around the team as much as possible, so he doesn’t feel like he’s off in some bubble somewhere. He’s relatively new to the majors, so he just has ST time with the club to go on, and probably doesn’t have too many friends on the Yanks yet. He should be put in position to build relationships and to hang around pitchers like Big C…. He can also feed off Mo’s wisdom, when he’s around.

  71. Against All Odds May 8th, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    Betsy May 8th, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    Odds, we will just have to wait and see.

    —————–

    no waiting they aren’t going to take Hughes out not after what he did over the weekend. Even if he’s decent in his next start I don’t think they are going to pull him.

  72. blake May 8th, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    As much time and effort as they have put into Hughes I just don’t think they’ll move him now when he finally has shown a little progress over the last two starts.

  73. Wave Your Hat May 8th, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    “They didn’t talk about it publically…..cause they didn’t have a good reason to do it yet…..”

    Did they talk to you privately about it?

  74. Betsy May 8th, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    Odds, as I said, we’ll have to wait and see. It really doesn’t matter. IMO, Phil should be on a very, very short leash. One bump in the road and we’d see Phelps, which I’m not opposed to.

  75. blake May 8th, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    I do think Hughes has to keep showing that what we saw the other day is for real…..

  76. Frankg May 8th, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    That trade sealed Cashman’s fate. The only trade he did well with was getting Swisher. He had to give up three MLers to get Granderson, and one of those three, Kennedy, was of equal value to Grandy. The other two were Austin Jackson and Phil Coke. I would advise him to stop trading. Another particularly bad one was the Javier Vasquez trade.

  77. blake May 8th, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    “Did they talk to you privately about it?”

    Nah…but its pretty obvious I think…..

  78. Betsy May 8th, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    Blake, at some point, an investment becomes a sunk cost. Just because you’ve put time and money/effort into something or someone doesn’t mean you continue on forever. If Phil can go on a roll, fine, but he’s unreliable IMO and so I need to see him continue this before I get excited. I don’t buy the velocity readings in KC, also – no way he was throwing 95 in the 7th.,

  79. J. Alfred Prufrock May 8th, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    blake May 8th, 2012 at 5:28 pm
    As much time and effort as they have put into Hughes I just don’t think they’ll move him now when he finally has shown a little progress over the last two starts.
    ///

    Unless they missed his last outing, or are insane. Can’t rule either of those out.

  80. Against All Odds May 8th, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    blake May 8th, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    As much time and effort as they have put into Hughes I just don’t think they’ll move him now when he finally has shown a little progress over the last two starts.

    ———————–

    Yep even though he would help in the pen.

  81. Ys Guy May 8th, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    no way phil comes out of the rotation now, imo. they would have to be sure that phelps or mitchell could hold down the spot and that’s just too shaky.

  82. Against All Odds May 8th, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    Betsy May 8th, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    Odds, as I said, we’ll have to wait and see. It really doesn’t matter. IMO, Phil should be on a very, very short leash. One bump in the road and we’d see Phelps, which I’m not opposed to.

    ————————————-

    I’m not opposed to that either but as I told you a while back the Yankees are invested in Hughes more emotionally than financially.

  83. Wave Your Hat May 8th, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    “Nah…but its pretty obvious I think…..”

    blake, I don’t think it is obvious at all. Before the new CBA came along they signed Soriano, they tried to trade for Lee which would have blown the budget, they really didn’t appear to me to be in a cost-saving mode.

  84. Betsy May 8th, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    Odds, which is an odd thing for them since finances are particularly important to them now. You can’t afford to be emotional in sports; Cashman has always said that. At some point, you have to cut ties. I just can’t believe how many HRs Phil gives up.

  85. blake May 8th, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    , fine, but he’s unreliable IMO and so I need to see him continue this before I get excited. I don’t buy the velocity readings in KC, also – no way he was throwing 95 in the 7th.,”

    They gotta give him the chance though I think…..one last time…..that’s the best he’s pitched in over two years and the the closest he’s looked to the kid he was in the the minors IMO….gotta follow through and see where it goes…

  86. Betsy May 8th, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    Blake, I’m fine with that since Phelps is no sure thing either, but how long do you give him? I suppose that can’t be answered – the team will have to play it by ear.

  87. Nick in SF May 8th, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    Bitter about the CBA? Tell your story here :arrow:

  88. J. Alfred Prufrock May 8th, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    blake May 8th, 2012 at 5:30 pm
    I do think Hughes has to keep showing that what we saw the other day is for real…..
    ///

    What we saw the other day though was indicated in the previous start as a place he could go. He has to stay there. If he does, no one’s challenging him around here for a spot.

  89. Against All Odds May 8th, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    Betsy May 8th, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    Odds, which is an odd thing for them since finances are particularly important to them now. You can’t afford to be emotional in sports; Cashman has always said that. At some point, you have to cut ties. I just can’t believe how many HRs Phil gives up.

    —————————

    Cashman has said that but when it comes to Hughes it’s different. He wants him to succeed so bad and we all do because in the end it helps the team. But you can tell when he talks about Phil it’s almost like he’s talking about his son.

  90. Against All Odds May 8th, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    but how long do you give him?

    ————————

    As long as Cash is here for a while. Think bout it they went to a 6 man rotation for Phil and it threw off their ace who they pay a lot of money too.

  91. Betsy May 8th, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    Odds, well that’s wrong for Cashman. He can’t allow himself to get attached to players like that……….


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