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Pettitte still undecided about next season

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Nov 07, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

First small nugget of Yankees news from somewhere in this hotel lobby comes from Joel Sherman, who says Andy Pettitte is now represented by agent Casey Close — that’s Derek Jeter’s agent — and Pettitte is still undecided about whether to play next season. The sense I’ve gotten, and apparently the sense Sherman’s gotten, is that there’s still a basic belief Pettitte will eventually decide to come back for one more year.

Tomorrow will mark three weeks since the Yankees were eliminated from the postseason. Pettitte said then that he’d like to take roughly a month to make his decision and not let this drag out like it did when he retired in 2010 or when he was trying to decide whether to come back last winter.

 
 

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33 Responses to “Pettitte still undecided about next season”

  1. DONNYBROOK November 7th, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    I’ve seen this movie Before. It has a happy ending.

  2. G. Love November 7th, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    blake,

    At the end of the day it’s the entertainment business. If the Yankees aren’t perceived as being entertaining, the business will suffer.

    Right now you have a fanbase who doesn’t believe in the highly paid hitters outside of Jeter. An endless stream of “Grandy needs glasses” and “Arod is in the best shape of his life” stories isn’t going to work this time.

    I think the Yankees are struggling right now on how to proceed and I think the know the right way is to keep the fans happy. Resigning Mo, Kuroda and Pettitte placates some fans, but still doesn’t address the issues the club has offensively.

    They have no long term RF, their CF is a rental at this point and their LF can’t stay healthy.

    Something is going to happen.

    I think they should think long & hard about signing Haren in addition to Pettite/Kuroda and using Hughes/Nova/Phelps as a trade chip for some offense.

    Hughes especially because I think he’ll have zero loyalty to the Yankees when he hits free agency in 2014 (and he shouldn’t show loyalty the way he’s been moved from the pen & back) and will go where he wants to go.

  3. Shame Spencer November 7th, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    I think if Hughes is a part of Yankees spring training in 2013, they better have him extended. Even if you just end up trading him anyway, they need to at least make a push to extend him if he’s still on the team. If he delivers another season like last year he will get plenty of offers. Anyone outside the org that categorizes him as a 4th or 5th starter hasn’t been watching him pitch.

  4. blake November 7th, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    blake says:
    November 7, 2012 at 12:17 pm
    G Love,

    You’d think that would be the case…. But the tea leaves just show very little evidence that that’s how they feel.

    I get a feeling of satisfaction when I hear the quotes and vibe about 2012…..

    I hope they have a pulse of the fans…..and Im sure they do…..Im honestly just not sure they care so long as the margins are still where they want them.

    I hope something big is coming……my heart says yes…..my head keeps saying be ready for more of the same

  5. Shame Spencer November 7th, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    Listen to your hearrrrrrrt, when he’s calling for you…

    (Am I the only one that knows this song? I’m the only one that knows this song. Eff.)

  6. Warning Track Power November 7th, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    Former New York Yankees pitching prospect Brien Taylor has been sentenced to 38 months in prison after pleading guilty in August to distributing crack cocaine.

    The 40-year-old Taylor told U.S. District Court Judge Louise W. Flanagan during Wednesday’s sentencing hearing that he was sorry for causing so much pain to his family and his five daughters.

    Taylor was arrested in March. The Carteret County Sheriff’s Office said undercover narcotics agents bought a large quantity of cocaine and crack cocaine from him over several months.

    Taylor will also have three years of supervised release after his prison term.

    Taylor was the No. 1 overall selection in the 1991 draft and got a then-record $1.55 million signing bonus, but he never threw a pitch in the major leagues.

  7. jacksquat November 7th, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    Hughes was a slightly below league average pitcher this year. That’s #4 starter on the Yankees, or should be. He has a HR problem and trouble with consistency of all secondary pitches. I see no need to lock him up.

  8. blake November 7th, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    “(Am I the only one that knows this song? I’m the only one that knows this song. Eff.)”

    I do but Id never admit it in a setting other than anonymously on the Internet….

  9. G. Love November 7th, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    blake,

    I think they’ll have a hard time selling out opening day with the same team brought back. They couldn’t sell out playoff games with people offering tix on stubhub for pennies on the dollar with last year’s group.

    They need to sell excitement and Tori Hunter isn’t excitement.

  10. Shame Spencer November 7th, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    blake – :D

  11. blake November 7th, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    “Hughes was a slightly below league average pitcher this year”

    The average #3 starter in baseball over the last 3 years has put up a 4.12 ERA. #4 a 4.51 ERA…..

  12. AAA November 7th, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    Listen to your hearrrrrrrt, when he’s calling for you…

    ======================

    Roxette?

  13. blake November 7th, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    G love ,

    I agree with you…..but do we have any reason to believe that they care? Other than maybe they’ll be afraid they’ll lose more money than they save……

  14. Shame Spencer November 7th, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    AAA – Yep. Though I also like to blare the DHT remix version. /Jersey’d

  15. Shame Spencer November 7th, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    My comment is awaiting moderation.. dammit. Let’s edit this out…….

    @jonmorosi

    Source: Josh Hamilton, Cody Ross on the #Orioles’ wish list for left field. My story at : http://bit.ly/PE5wFE @MLBONFOX

  16. Shame Spencer November 7th, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    Success.

  17. blake November 7th, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    The orioles are targeting Hamilton….so we all know he would hit like 70 homers next year when you combine his talent and the Orioles luck

  18. Shame Spencer November 7th, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    May have just killed our Hamilton dreams blake lol..

    From the Morosi article:

    ‘John Perrotto of Baseball Prospectus reported recently that Hamilton’s asking price is seven years and $175 million.’

  19. Shame Spencer November 7th, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    If Hamilton gets $25 million though…. Cano…

    I can’t even finish that sentence.

  20. G. Love November 7th, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    I just can’t see the Yankees sitting in an office saying let’s alienate & push away the fanbase the next 2 years by looking like penny pinching misers who are afraid of paying a payroll tax and then once we’ve cleared that sign everyone in 2015 in the hopes of winning the casual fan back.

    It’s not just taking a hit in ticket sales. If people are “meh” about the team, ratings go down on YES and advertising rates are adjusted.

    I cannot imagine Hal or anyone standing in front of the media and fans the next couple of years defending this strategy while still asking fans to pay top dollar to go to the ballpark. If that’s what they are doing, it’s tanking the business. They have no idea if they’ll be able to recover from that and could destroy one of sports biggest assets.

    They don’t have to go sign every star, but they need to improve the team and incremental short term fixes aren’t going to do it.

    They’ve lost the romance of fans showing up to see Arod chasing Bonds or even Mo & Jeter chasing history.

    That being said, I wouldn’t be attached to any of the Yankee hitting prospects. I’m not sure many of them are going to survive this winter.

    I think if Cashman is hamstrung by the budget he’s going to sell the farm for young cost controlled hitting.

  21. blake November 7th, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    Hamilton won’t get 7/175…..,5/115 is where I see his market being closer to

  22. Against All Odds November 7th, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    I think if Cashman is hamstrung by the budget he’s going to sell the farm for young cost controlled hitting.

    ——————–

    And then he’ll tell us how hard it was for him to trade those guys lol

  23. blake November 7th, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    “I think if Cashman is hamstrung by the budget he’s going to sell the farm for young cost controlled hitting.”

    I’m not sure they can even get young cost controlled hitting that’s already in the big leagues…..the guys that can allow them to actually reach their goals of being good and cost effective are the guys that you control for 6 years for peanuts……

    Even if they traded for Upton….they’ll have rework his contract because the Yankees are on his no trade and Chase Headley will be a FA in two years……

  24. DONNYBROOK November 7th, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    Cashman sells the farm for “young cost controlled offense”, and he’s admitting he blew it with the Montero deal. NOT gonna happen.

  25. blake November 7th, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    They should sign Hamilton and keep their prospects….that would allow them to improve short term and also still give them a chance to have players that can really offset payroll in the coming years…….they should especially do this if its looking like Cano is going to cost too much for too long…..

    If the Yanks try to trade their way out of this it may work great…..it may also blow up in their face all together and doom the franchise for years

  26. Warning Track Power November 7th, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    Shame Spencer November 7th, 2012 at 1:03 pm
    If Hamilton gets $25 million though…. Cano…

    I can’t even finish that sentence.
    ——————————————————————————————
    Hamilton won’t get the money he’s currently asking for.

  27. yankeefeminista November 7th, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    blake says:
    November 7, 2012 at 12:54 pm
    “Hughes was a slightly below league average pitcher this year”

    The average #3 starter in baseball over the last 3 years has put up a 4.12 ERA. #4 a 4.51 ERA…..
    ——
    Hughes was much better in the second half. First he was still coming back from the layoff and still tinkering with his pitches. Second half Hughes is likely more representative of the Hughes we’ll see going forward. He is more a 3 than a 4, and still improving. I still hope that we lock him up.

  28. yankeefeminista November 7th, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    As for Andy, I still think he returns for one more year.

  29. Villa Nova-Ya November 7th, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    There is something wrong with a fanbase that has trouble being excited that their team is in the playoffs, wins their division, has the best record in their league.

    You want perfection? Ain’t ever gonna have it.

  30. comet November 7th, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    Wasted potential:

    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/e.....1;mlb.html

  31. Cashmoney November 7th, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    cano or hamilton it’s more about the length than avv. as far as the winter of discontent goes, i think i be happy personally if i see a coherent plan to make team better down the road by that i mean in 2 years or maybe little longer. signing hamilton , cano or not all makes sense if it is part of well though out plan to improve in imminent future. I think everyone here are intelligent enough to know aint shiit gonna happen til QO period is over. but carry on.

  32. Shame Spencer November 7th, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    :(

    :arrow:

  33. G. Love November 7th, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    Villa,

    Spare me. The team from the All Star Break on was mediocre and boring to follow. Their playoff struggles were highly anticipated by anyone following the team the past 3 years.

    You want to love them just the way they are, that’s your prerogative. But to chastise people who want the team to do better and field a more competent offense in the wake of massive declines from some players is just silly.

    Let’s just keep running the same lovable lumps out there because they’re Yankees!

    We’ll be in last place consistently by 2014.


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