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New York Yankees: Andy Pettitte you missed us too much

As I was sitting down to watch the Yankees host the Washington Nationals today, the YES networkboys dropped a bomb.

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That pitcher Andy Pettitte has un-retired and had signed a minor league, 1-year, 2.5 million deal with a plan to return to the Bronx again.

It was said that Pettitte is allowed to take all the time he needs to get ready and that a rotation spot will be ready for the 39-year old southpaw.

The last time Pettitte was on the mound was back in 2010, making 21 starts and finishing 11-3 with a 3.28 ERA. Pettitte was having a career year but he missed 4-5 weeks with a groin injury and Yankee fans were forced to stomach Sergio Mitre during that time.

Pettitte’s return was a total shock, as I knew he was invited to camp to be a guest instructor but the NY Post writer George E. King declared that, ….the legendary lefty won’t be attempting a comeback if he accepts.

Shows how much King knows, as GM Brian Cashman said this has brewed since late December.

Around Christmas time, Pettitte had heard the GM on the Michael Kay Show talking about how much the Yankees would still want him if he ever wanted to return, and that got his juices flowing.

That sparked a whirlwind of back and forth between the two, which at first didn’t pan out because of the Yankees overflow and money but Pettitte did not stop throwing the entire time. And after more back and forth, followed by throwing a good secret bullpen for Cashman, Girardi and Rothschild a few days ago all led to Pettitte now being officially back in the pinstripes.

It is nuts what just transpired from me sitting down, to honestly watch Nationals prodigy prospect Bryce Harper or as Sports Illustrated nicknamed Baseball’s LeBron.

Well, now the Yankees rotation is overflowing again but Pettitte won’t be ready for some time so Girardi can still focus on the start of the season.

Maybe Pettitte just missed the Captain Derek Jeter too much, as he is popular with the ladies but I am sure Andy has a few signed Jeter balls already.

I guess all that is left to say is Welcome Back Andy Pettitte!

4 Comments

  1. Richard Griffith says:

    What does this mean??

    "It is nuts what just transpired from me sitting down, to honestly watch Nationals prodigy prospect Bryce Harper or as Sports Illustrated nicknamed Baseball’s LeBron"

    • LLP says:

      I meant that I was so shocked by the Andy Pettitte news, as it was the last thing I expected to hear as I was sitting down to watch Bryce Harper. That is all….

      • Richard Griffith says:

        Ok…. and your right King sometimes gets it wrong but his articles are still front and center in the Post.

        • Richard I hear you….and I read King's articles all the time but lately I have found that many of the old-school baseball experts to be making bold statements that get contradicted a lot more.