Found March 19, 2012 on Razzball:
Andy Pettitte signed to a minor league deal with the Yankees.  I guess the Yankees cause mass hysteria, so I shouldn’t have been surprised by how many people asked me if they should pick him, but, alas, you still surprised me, you.  In anything shallower than a 10 team AL-Only league, I wouldn’t go near him.  He wasn’t even that good his last few years of pitching, so I don’t see how you can expect anything from him a full year after retirement.  What this does show us:  Never trust a Southerner who says they are retiring early – Favre, Oswalt, Pettitte, Strom Thurmond…  “I just want to spend time with family, God and my tractor.”  Yeah, right.  Anyway, here’s what I saw in spring training for 2012 fantasy baseball: Scott Baker – The Twins are saying Baker could start the season on the DL.  I’m saying he will start the year on the DL.  The good news, he’s getting one of his half dozen DL trips out of the way early. Kendrys Morales – Felt no pain as he hit against minor leag

Andy Pettitte back for another run

The Yankees and Andy Pettitte shocked the baseball world by announcing a comeback for the Deer Park native. Pettitte retired following a very solid 2010 season that saw him go 11-3 with a sub 3.50 ERA. Immediately, people speculated as to whether he would have enough on his resume to get inducted into the baseball Hall of Fame by 2016. It looks like that clock will be...

Pettitte throws in bullpen, says arm feels great

Andy Pettitte says his arm feels great after throwing his first bullpen session with the New York Yankees since ending his brief retirement. The 39-year-old lefty threw 50 pitches to catcher Russell Martin, and even joked that he may be ready to pitch in the big leagues in three weeks. Pettitte says his target date is May 1. Pettitte arrived in camp Tuesday, took physicals and...

Do You Approve of Pettitte’s Return?

Andy Pettitte‘s comeback will be the headline topic on tomorrow night’s radio program. I wrote yesterday that I am not optimistic that Pettitte will be able to provide the kind of performance that makes his presence worth the signing. This isn’t about money; it’s about the fact that he will create the kind of distraction that could potentially add pressure to Michael Pineda...

It's tough to know just when to go: nice Newsday article on Andy Pettitte's return

As y'all are aware, Andy Pettitte is officially un-retiring today from the New York Yankees. I wrote about this just the other day, but I had to write again because there was a really thoughtful, well-written article in Newsday today by Mark Herrmann where a few ex-Yanks like Joe Girardi, Reggie Jackson, and Goose Gossage talk about the decision to keep playing or not, and how...

Michael Kay Reacts to Andy Pettitte’s Prodigal Return

*Special cap tip to the one and only Prince of New York, whose new book, Paul Lebowitz’s 2012 Baseball Guide, (a must-have for any serious baseball fan or fantasy baseball junkie) has just come out on Kindle. Don’t do any baseball drafts until you’ve read this tome. It’s a tradition I’ve come to love. Goes well with beer. Don’t hate me ‘cuz I’m right. Peace, Jeff...

The Warning Track, 3-20-12. Wilpons Settle and Andy Pettitte Returns

Co-hosts Karen Vankat and Korbid Thompson discuss on The Warning Track the Wilpons settling out of court. Can the franchise now concentrate on baseball? What are the expectations for this Mets franchise going forward? Andy Pettitte returns to the Yankees! What does this mean to an already over crowded starting rotation? Who will crack under the pressure? Robinson Cano becomes another...

Andy Pettitte – Embarrassed but Returning to the Yankees

One of the most painful sights in sports is watching an athlete who refuses to retire way after his prime.  We watch these athletes because they were our heroes and we hope they succeed.  Sometimes, they do and they go out on top.  Other times they do not and our last memory is of that player struggling to once again regain his prime.  However there are times when an athlete...

Jeter: Pettitte had desire to return

Derek Jeter sensed that Andy Pettitte wanted to pitch again. Three months shy of his 40th birthday, Pettitte ended his brief retirement Friday. The left-hander signed a minor league deal with the Yankees with an invitation to spring training. ''I knew he was itching . . . thinking about it, but a lot of people say that,'' Jeter said before Saturday's game against...

Andy Pettitte Ended His Retirement and We Think This Is Why..

Andy Pettitte met his wife, Laura, in high school. Together, they have four children: Joshua Blake (1994), Jared (1998), Lexy Grace (2001), and Luke Jackson (2005).  When Andy retired after the 2010 season, the reason he gave for hanging up his cleats was "to spend more time with my family." As a 38 year old, five time world series champion it seemed like a valid reason...

Your Morning Dump... Where Valentine reacts to Pettitte's return

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. Bobby Valentine meant no disrespect to Andy Pettitte, but he chuckled at the suggestion that the longtime Yankees lefty’s decision yesterday to come out of retirement will have a profound effect on the American...

The Yankees Stacked Triple-A Rotation

Forgot Andy Pettitte for a minute, since we don’t know how long or where he will be pitching in the minors. The Yankees Triple-A rotation will probably consist of: Manny Banuelos (2-2, 4.19) – Age 21 Dellin Betances (0-3, 5.14) – Age 23 Adam Warren (6-8, 3.60) – Age 24 David Phelps (6-6, 3.19) – Age 25 D.J. Mitchell (13-9, 3.18) – Age 24 The numbers provided are...
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