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2 years ago  ::  Jan 14, 2013 - 7:27PM #11
go4broke
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I dont think its as bad as some are acting. The first game for the U.S. is March 8th which is basically a full month after pitchers and catchers report. Its actually more then a week later then the Yankees start playing spring training games. Its a minimum of 3 games in 3 days and a maximum of 8 in 11 days so its not likely that Andy will get overworked. Its much more likely he will see action in 1 game or 2 at the most.

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2 years ago  ::  Jan 15, 2013 - 11:11AM #12
laurenfrances
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So far Team USA includes..


Pettitte, Teixeira, Dickey, Kimbrel, Chris Perez, Luke Gregerson, Vinnie Pestano, Victorino, Wright, Mauer, Braun, Brandan Phillps, Adam Jones, Giancarlo Stanton, Jonathan Lucroy.

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2 years ago  ::  Jan 15, 2013 - 2:56PM #13
nc01
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Jan 14, 2013 -- 3:45PM, laurenfrances wrote:


As someone pointed out...Given Teixeira has a history of starting slow, it might not be a bad idea for him to get an earlier start to the season by playing in WBC....





Hadn't really thought about that Lauren, LOL. You make a good point, as long as he doesn't get hurt.


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2 years ago  ::  Jan 15, 2013 - 3:56PM #14
doubleplay643
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Jan 14, 2013 -- 3:45PM, laurenfrances wrote:


Jan 14, 2013 -- 2:59PM, nc01 wrote:


Jan 14, 2013 -- 2:53AM, doubleplay643 wrote:


While I respect Pettitte's decision to play in the WBC, he needs to focus on getting ready for the regular season. Sorry to the WBC fantastics out there but this is a good way to get hurt, especially a guy that is no spring chicken. Yanks have plenty of those! I'll repeat it, this team cannot afford an injury. 





I have to agree DP. This is just plain stupid for Andy to do, and Teixera too by the way. March is just too close to the regular season.


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As someone pointed out...Given Teixeira has a history of starting slow, it might not be a bad idea for him to get an earlier start to the season by playing in WBC....




No, no, no, no. Tex is getting paid too much to be an important bat and expected to exert himself more given this is the WBC. No one can convince me this is good for him other than he is a slow starter. If this is where he got his reps in and called it a day, I might not have this position but the Yankees are going to need Tex to produce and stay healthy. Just take a look at Tex when the Yanks were down to their last out against the O's down the stretch and Tex ran despite his injury. What if USA is down by a run and Tex takes it upon himself to dive to first? That's my problem with this. 

2 years ago  ::  Jan 16, 2013 - 12:31AM #15
laurenfrances
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Jan 14, 2013 -- 2:53AM, doubleplay643 wrote:


While I respect Pettitte's decision to play in the WBC, he needs to focus on getting ready for the regular season. Sorry to the WBC fantastics out there but this is a good way to get hurt, especially a guy that is no spring chicken. Yanks have plenty of those! I'll repeat it, this team cannot afford an injury. 




With owners concerning about their starting pitchers..new ruling for WBC in regards to pitch counts.....


New WBC rules reduce pitch counts


A perpetual concern associated with the World Baseball Classic — the workload on pitchers — has been addressed in the rules for this year’s tournament.


Pitchers will be limited to 65 pitches per game in the first round, 80 in the second round and 95 in the semifinals and finals, according to a source with knowledge of the changes. For the most recent tournament, in 2009, the caps were set at 70, 85 and 100 pitches, respectively.


Still, it’s not clear how many of the top American pitchers will participate. The United States roster will be announced Thursday, and stars Justin Verlander, Clayton Kershaw and Cole Hamels have yet to declare whether they intend to play. David Price and Matt Cain already have decided they won’t participate.


Among the other changes instituted for the tournament, which begins in March:


• Pitchers may not appear in more than one game on the same day.



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2 years ago  ::  Jan 16, 2013 - 8:22AM #16
laurenfrances
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Yikes!!! Torre is "all in to win"...full gun blazing!!!!


Yankees' Pettitte to join Torre on WBC team

  • Last Updated: 11:19 AM, January 15, 2013
  • Posted: 1:58 AM, January 15, 2013


Seventeen years after they first started working together, Andy Pettitte and Joe Torre are headed toward a reunion.


According to an industry source, Pettitte has agreed to pitch in the upcoming World Baseball Classic for Team USA, which will be managed by Torre. The two were together with the Yankees as manager and player from 1996-2003 and again in 2007.


The official roster announcements won’t come until Thursday.


“Andy told us it’s something he’s thinking about doing, but that’s all I know,” Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said yesterday. “He’s on the eligible pool list and he just gave us a heads up that Joe Torre had been campaigning for him to join the squad, which I can understand why, because Andy is a hell of a pitcher.”


Cashman indicated he has no concerns about the 40-year-old left-hander participating in the WBC. The GM said he would expect Pettitte to be treated like any other player.

“If Joe Torre signed up to be the manager and if Andy Pettitte signs up to play, they are going all-in to win,” Cashman said. “Joe’s not managing that team for a hobby, he’s managing it to win, and he’s certainly not going to sign onto something unless he feels he can win, so they’re all-in.”


Pettitte is not the only Yankee eyeing the WBC. Mark Teixiera is expected to represent Team USA and Robinson Cano likely will join the Dominican Republic’s roster. Francisco Cervelli is a candidate for Team Italy and Ivan Nova a possibility for the Dominican Republic.


David Wright will be the Mets’ representative. It will be Wright’s second appearance in the WBC, after playing for Team USA in 2009. That team, managed by Davey Johnson, lost in the semifinals.


Wright will be reunited with R.A. Dickey — who was traded to the Blue Jays last month — on Team USA. Giancarlo Stanton, Ryan Braun, Joe Mauer and Craig Kimbrel are among the other stars expected to represent the United States.


Team USA’s first game is March 8 against Mexico at Chase Field in Phoenix.



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2 years ago  ::  Jan 16, 2013 - 4:55PM #17
pinstripezac
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Derek Jeter's best seasons after age 30 came in years he participated in WBC -- 2006 and 2009.

2 years ago  ::  Jan 19, 2013 - 4:51PM #18
GottaGoToMo
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Yikes, this is not good news ... just wrote in another thread that I didn't want to see Pettitte pitching in exhibition games that mean nothing to our Yankees.... grrrrrr

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