The Return of Andy Pettitte!

William Tasker grew up in Bergenfield, New Jersey but has lived in New England since 1975 and in the far reaches of northern Maine since 1990. Tasker is the author of nine (non-baseball related) books and, besides writing here for three years, has written for his own site at www.passion4baseball.blogspot.com since 2003.

About William Tasker

William Tasker grew up in Bergenfield, New Jersey but has lived in New England since 1975 and in the far reaches of northern Maine since 1990. Tasker is the author of nine (non-baseball related) books and, besides writing here for three years, has written for his own site at www.passion4baseball.blogspot.com since 2003.

34 thoughts on “The Return of Andy Pettitte!

  1. No way Pettitte is coming back as "insurance" only. He's gonna pull rank and go for a rotation spot. Bye bye Phil Hughes in July.

  2. I recommend that we give ourselves 24 hours to just be HAPPY about this. Then we can figure out the ramifications.

    That 24 hours starts just AFTER I post this comment.

    Can anyone say "seven man rotation"?

    OK, NOW the 24 hours start.

  3. Let me start by saying that I'm glad to see Andy coming back. However, I really think the Yankees are incapable of handling young starting pitching. Nova and Pineda are Major league pitchers, Hughes has been making strides and is only 25, and the AAA rotation is completely full. It makes no as to me to delay their development or possibly hurt it by taking them away from the rotation. The only way this makes sense to me is if they trade Garcia as soon as he can make another start (to show he's healthy), and don't start Pettitte until June (which is possible, he's probably going to need some time to come back) in order to give the young guys (particularly Hughes) a fair chance of success. And if they are all successful at that point, the Yankees would be in position to trade Hughes when his stock is up, which is something I am for.

  4. When I saw this I double-checked the calendar to make sure it wasn't April 1. Well, like they say, you can never have enough pitching. Andy isn't a kid, Garcia and Hughes have had health problems, Nova still has to prove he's the real deal, and who knows how Pineda will do. I have a feeling the excess of pitching will sort itself out.

  5. Actually, now that I'm thinking about it (AND HAPPY DAMMIT, LARRY!), is there any chance this is really just Pettitte being paid $2.5mm to teach Pineda how to throw a huge curve and a change-up, freeing up Rothschild to work with Hughes, Nova and Joba. They're of a more similar build than CC / Pineda…

    He said he loved Spring Training, but not nececssarily the grind…

  6. Well I've got baseball practice tomorrow, maybe they'll swing a deal for a new DH?

  7. So happy I cannot contain it! My favorite pitcher for hopefully a full season will be great!