• Sheets Coming, Pettitte Going?

    Posted by on December 9th, 2008 · Comments (11)

    So, while the Red Sox kick the tires on Andy Pettitte, the Yankees are looking at offering Ben Sheets a two-year deal at $13 each season.

    Me? I’d rather offer that $26 million to Pettitte than Sheets. But, the Yankees aren’t asking me.

    Comments on Sheets Coming, Pettitte Going?

    1. antone
      December 9th, 2008 | 9:56 am

      Why can’t they have both?

    2. December 9th, 2008 | 10:21 am

      “Why can’t they have both?”

      they can.

      and if you buy for one second Andy Pettitte is going to pitch in Boston, I’ve got a bridge to sell you, too.

    3. antone
      December 9th, 2008 | 10:32 am

      “Why can’t they have both?”

      they can.

      and if you buy for one second Andy Pettitte is going to pitch in Boston, I’ve got a bridge to sell you, too.
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      The question was for Steve…but thanks anyway.

    4. December 9th, 2008 | 10:41 am

      “The question was for Steve…but thanks anyway.”

      yeah, i wasnt really answering you specifically so much as just responding to the general notion using your question.

      but i dont see any reason why they couldnt, and wouldnt, have both starters if they want to.

      actually, i would think they would need Pettitte, still, with the risk of Sheets having DL time during the season.

    5. Jake1
      December 9th, 2008 | 10:52 am

      someone needs to replace Pavano at the Tampa facility rehabbing

    6. antone
      December 9th, 2008 | 10:58 am

      but i dont see any reason why they couldnt, and wouldnt, have both starters if they want to.

      actually, i would think they would need Pettitte, still, with the risk of Sheets having DL time during the season.
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      Agreed…just a side note, looks like the Cardinals are interested in Pettitte too.

    7. Corey
      December 9th, 2008 | 11:09 am

      someone needs to replace Pavano at the Tampa facility rehabbing
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      ya those poor trainers need work

    8. butchie22
      December 9th, 2008 | 11:21 am

      But what team is gonna pay Andy over 10 mill? That is the question. Will cheap sabremetric Theo offer him even 7 mill? Probably not…. The Cards won’t offer anything close to 10. And the Dodgers? Maybe Colletti and McCourt would be stupid enough to give Pettitte 16 mill a year, even though McCourt and Co are held back financially.

      Sheets for that much money? Can anyone say Pavano/Igawa part Deux? The inmates are running the asylum in the Bronx.

    9. antone
      December 9th, 2008 | 11:27 am

      Sheet for 2 years and $26 million is worth the risk as long as you have Pettitte back and Hughes, etc in the wings to spot start.

    10. MJ
      December 9th, 2008 | 11:27 am

      Didn’t Bernie talk to Boston so he could get Steinbrenner’s attention? I’m sure the Hendricks brothers are doing their due diligence, talking to Boston just to be comprehensive in their representation of their client.

      And if Boston wants Andy Pettitte, that’s fine. It’s up to Andy where he pitches in 2009.

    11. Corey
      December 9th, 2008 | 1:36 pm

      idn’t Bernie talk to Boston so he could get Steinbrenner’s attention?
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      those were scary times for me..bernie is my fav player

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