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Andy Pettitte and Roger Clemens
15 years ago  ::  Nov 30, 2006 - 7:42PM #1
NYSportsFan84
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Dear Yankees YES Network Message Board Colleagues,


A New York Post Article entitled Yanks on Hold for Andy, Rog by Peter King addresses the possible return of Andy Pettitte and Roger Clemens to the Yankees. Here is a little bit of the King article I thought would interest some Yankee fans: ""We have talked to the Yankees about [Pettitte and Clemens]," agent Randy Hendricks told The Post via e-mail yesterday. "We have also talked to other teams as well. No decision has been made, but I expect one to be made before Christmas by Andy. Who knows about Roger?""Later in the article King addresses Lilly and Meche as signs that the Yankees are interested in Pettitte. In King's opinion the Yankees are going after Lilly and Meche in a "lukewarm" manner which will lead one to speculate that the Yankees would rather spend the 9 to 10 million dollar contract they would spend on Lilly or Meche on a proven Yankee post-season pitcher in Pettitte. As far as Clemens is concern, neither I nor Peter King nor Clemens agent nor Clemens himself knows what is in his baseball future. If you are interested in reading the entire article pick up the New York Post or visit the New York Post on-line edition at www.nypost.com


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NYSportsFan84

15 years ago  ::  Nov 30, 2006 - 7:51PM #2
baronbp
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I could see Pettitte coming back, the skinny is his wife does not want to come back to NY, as for Clemens, he should stay in houston.

15 years ago  ::  Nov 30, 2006 - 7:53PM #3
MyYESNetwork
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Thanks, SportsFan84.. I read that earlier today and it is interesting.


Here's my concern: Pettite hasn't yet even decided if he wants to pitch, and we KNOW how Clemens is. So, here's the concern: Cashman won't be able to wait a long time for them to get off their rear-ends to decide. He has to make a move, so he may have to go harder after Lilly than he wants to right now, if Pettite, Clemens or both don't tell them something and SOON!


So, I don't expect to see either Pettite or Clemens in Pinstripes next year. Sad to say.

15 years ago  ::  Nov 30, 2006 - 7:57PM #4
NYSportsFan84
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I agree with you 100%, its a very tense situation. If Pettitte DOES want to pitch in 2007 with the Bombers he better recognize that the Yankees are not going to wait for him forever, and the Yanks would probably get Lilly and/or Meche right when Pettitte decides what he wants to do. If I was Pettitte's agent I would urge him to make a decision as soon as possible.


Thank You


NYSportsFan84

15 years ago  ::  Nov 30, 2006 - 11:19PM #5
Sorianodude12
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I would love for Roger to come back. He may be old but he's probably the best pitcher on the market right now. He can pitch 7 innings on a regular basis. He's still got 93-94 on his fastball, topping out between 97-99 a few times per game. His splitter is still the best pitch in baseball and he has one of the best repertoires of anybody. After half a year of rest, I think he'll be good for 30 starts out of the #2 or 3 spot in the rotation. We only need him for 1 year so we can get out young guns in Hughes, Clippard, and Sanchez ready. Also, the lineups in the AL have gotten a lot younger and a ton of these young hitters have never faced him which is a big advantage. And those who have been up against him, haven't faired very well. I think Roger could be a great fit for us and could benefit us a lot. And think of this too, who better to help our young pitchers while they get ready than the best right handed pitcher baseball has ever seen?
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