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Non-Rodriguez notes: Pettitte, Dickerson, Garcia

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jan 29, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Obviously the Alex Rodriguez report is the big story of the day, but there are a few smaller items worth knowing.

• Ken Rosenthal cited major league sources who say Andy Pettitte has decided not to pitch for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic. Pettitte was left off the roster, but Joe Torre made it clear that the invitation remained open if Pettitte wanted to pitch. Instead, Rosenthal writes, there’s still a chance that Justin Verlander will decide to pitch for Team USA.

Chris Dickerson signed a minor league deal with the Orioles. I thought he might have a chance to get a big league deal somewhere, but apparently not. He was released by the Yankees earlier this month. The Orioles already have left-handed hitters Nick Markakis and Nate McLouth in their outfield. They also have lefty Xavier Avery and switch hitter Trayvon Robinson available for their bench.

• Freddy Garcia might have settled on a minor league deal, but he’s getting big league money. Jon Heyman reports that Garcia’s minor league contract pays $1.3 million with another $1.25 million in incentives.

• One of the best catchers still on the market — if not the best catcher still on the market – Kelly Shoppach is reportedly on the verge of a deal with the Mariners.





19 Responses to “Non-Rodriguez notes: Pettitte, Dickerson, Garcia”

  1. Warning Track Power January 29th, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    Ray Lewis accused of PED use
    Uh oh
    Must be true.
    He should be thrown off the team and not allowed to play in SB this


  2. Run it Out January 29th, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    I’d believe very little of Marchand’s stuff. Matthews is not much better. Yankees will let this play out then address their options. Way too early to speculate on what the Yankees are doing regarding Alex’s contract.

  3. joeman January 29th, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    If the allegations were true, the Yankees would face high hurdles to get out of the final five years of Rodriguez’s contract, which call for him to receive $114 million. Because management and the players’ union have a joint drug agreement, an arbitrator could determine that any action taken by the team amounted to multiple discipline for the same offense.

    The Yankees said “this matter is now in the hands of the commissioner’s office” and said they will not comment further until MLB’s investigation ends.

    Read more here:
    this story will not go away anytime soon…

  4. theREALkevin January 29th, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    It would be really nice if they could somehow void his contract but I just don’t see that happening. Already would have happened last time.

  5. mick January 29th, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    Shoppach to M’s…Montero Era over?

  6. blake January 29th, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    @jnorris427: Judging by the wallpaper on the @MLBPipeline page, Gary Sanchez is the No. 36 prospect and Tyler Austin is No. 58. #Yankees

  7. blake January 29th, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    mick says:
    January 29, 2013 at 7:52 pm
    Shoppach to M’s…Montero Era over?

    Nah…shoppach will back up or split time

  8. CompassRosy January 29th, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    blake January 29th, 2013 at 6:51 pm
    @JonHeymanCBS: Kelly shoppach to #mariners

    Montero insurance


    but, he doesn’t fit the pattern….

    OlivO, JasO, MonterO, ZuninO, PaulinO


  9. Jerkface January 29th, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    What a funny article

    Title: “Yankees to explore every avenue to void A-rod’s contract”

    Body: “There is basically no avenue for the Yankees to void A-rod’s contract”

    Good job, ESPNNY~

  10. Against All Odds January 29th, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    They’ll do anything to dive traffic to that site. Does anyone even visit ESPN NY on a regular basis

  11. Against All Odds January 29th, 2013 at 8:41 pm


  12. CompassRosy January 29th, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    MLB Network ?@MLBNetwork
    Tune in at 9pE to find out who tops the list of @MLBNetwork’s #Top50Prospects of 2013, hosted by Greg Amsinger w/John Hart & @JonathanMayo3B

  13. Stoneburner - The Return of Wax January 29th, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    but, he doesn’t fit the pattern….

    OlivO, JasO, MonterO, ZuninO, PaulinO


    There is an easy solution to this – just use the Joe Girardi method – instead of adding a “y” to the end of every player – just add an “O”. So while Shoppach on the Yankees, Girardi would call him ShoppY – just call Shoppach – ShoppO or ShappachO – Shappacho might be better because it sounds retro like Seripico – - – -

  14. CompassRosy January 29th, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    SB ~


    btw ~ Girardi isn’t the only baseball guy to do that adding the “y” thingy
    various M’s managers have done it too (well, not Lou, he never read/spoke a name he couldn’t mispronounce ;)

  15. Stoneburner - The Return of Wax January 29th, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    The Mariners didn’t find much interest in John Jaso at the trade deadline last summer and shopped the catcher for much of the offseason, writes Geoff Baker of the Seattle Times. The M’s attempted to deal Jaso to the Pirates in exchange for Garrett Jones and explored sending the catcher to Arizona as part of a possible Justin Upton trade before finally sending Jaso to the Athletics as part of a three-way deal with the Nationals.


    Jaso was shopped – - – -

    The Yankees did not bite – - – -

    The lohud Kracken will awake – - – -

  16. Stoneburner - The Return of Wax January 29th, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    AndrewMarchand A-Rod has a unique talent. He has won 2 MVPs and led Yanks to one WS title & he couldn’t be more hated by the team’s fans.


    I dunno Marchand – have you been around these waters? The team’s fans here hate the following more than ARod: (1) the #189, (2) Hal, (3) Cashman, (4) Eppler and (5) Girardi & Pena – - – -

  17. blake January 29th, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    Mason Williams #41 on MLBNETWORKs top. 50

  18. blake January 29th, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    Gary Sanchez # 36

  19. comet January 29th, 2013 at 9:48 pm

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