December 09, 2006

Andy Pettitte Returns to the Yankees


Andy Petitte, originally uploaded by dgriffin_ice9.


So, its announced today that Andy Pettitte has been re-signed by the NY Yankees. That's good news. A Southern gentleman and a "money player" , there isn't a Yankees fan that won't welcome him back with the loudest of cheers.



One of the best performances I ever saw was Pettitte's shutout of the Atlanta Braves in the 1996 World Series. The Braves had plenty of runners on base that game, but any time he got into trouble, Pettitte gutted his way out of it. A fearless, effective lefty who comes up big in an important name--that's Pettitte.



Roger Clemens observes the situation from his home in hell.

Let's hope that Clemens does not follow Andy Pettitte to NYC. Roger Clemens' act has gotten very old by now, with the retiring-and-unretiring for ten years in a row it seems, and I'm not sure that there's anyone left for Clemens to betray anymore. Clemens, stay away from the Bronx: I'm warning you.

6 comments:

mahons said...

Phantom: I have mixed emotions. While Pettite was a trusty lefty (a number of years ago) his value (if not price tag) has sank. At 16 million per year he may be getting paid about 2 million per victory, but I'll keep hope alive.

Anonymous said...

I can't comment here any more.

Irish_Eagle said...

Okay, that worked thus proving me a liar. So, let me try again with my name.

Just to let you know, I tried a dozen times before it posted that last stupid comment.

Irish_Eagle said...

Okay, looks like I've mastered this new system. Here's what I meant to say ...

I'm not sure Pettite has that much left. The only way this makes any sense for the Yankees is if they protect Pettite the way the Mets use Glavine (6 innings and gone). Pettite pitched a lot of innings last year, but he wasn't that effective for long stretches of the season. The Yankees seem to be paying for the fact that Pettite finished well, but I don't think that necessarily means he'll follow up a good last 6 weeks in 2006 with a good season in 2007.

Irish_Eagle said...

The problem seems to be that I can't use the "log in to Google/Blogger" function, which I should be able to do. I'm still not able to make that work. And, once you've tried that and it hasn't worked you have to go back to the blog page before trying again.

Anonymous said...

There is a Roger Clemens update here: http://weebro.blogspot.com/2007/04/scoop-on-clemens.html