Cafardo’s Latest: Pettitte, Millwood, Blanton

Even now that Andy Pettitte has announced his retirement, it seems the debate over whether he'll pitch again won't die. Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe talked to one scout who, following Pettitte's press conference, was still unconvinced the left-hander is done for good.

"I get the feeling his career isn’t over. For one, he can still pitch at a high level. Secondly, he didn’t retire with any conviction. The stuff about going back and forth on whether or not to pitch leads me to believe he’ll decide to pitch again."

Whether or not the scout is on to something, the Yankees are looking elsewhere for starting pitching. Cafardo has a couple notes on their search among this week's hot stove updates….

  • We heard yesterday that the Indians were "making progress" with Kevin Millwood, who is talking to multiple clubs. Cafardo names the Yankees, Mets, and Tribe as teams still in on the right-hander, with salary as the primary hang-up. Given Scott Boras' success so far this offseason, it would actually be somewhat surprising if he and Millwood don't eventually get what they're asking for.
  • The Yanks will "see what they have" with pitchers like Freddy Garcia, Bartolo Colon, and Sergio Mitre before they consider trading for someone like Joe Blanton.
  • The Red Sox are eyeing former Yankee Alfredo Aceves as a potential injury rehab project.
  • According to Cafardo, it would be the "shock of the century" if Adrian Gonzalez and the Red Sox don't come to terms on a contract extension by the end of Spring Training.


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41 Comments on "Cafardo’s Latest: Pettitte, Millwood, Blanton"


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Jon
4 years 5 months ago

More “shocking” than Cliff Lee signing wi

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Jon
4 years 5 months ago

Fail

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jmcbosox
4 years 5 months ago

calling out your own fail is one of the funniest things ive ever seen on here, i dont know why but i found that hilarious

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4 years 5 months ago

It’s like he fell on his face in pile of poo and he laughs it off. Classic.

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Jon
4 years 5 months ago

More “shocking” than Cliff Lee signing with the Phillies?!

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MB923
4 years 5 months ago

Or the Angels trading for Vernon Wells and paying for his full contract?

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GoAwayNow
4 years 5 months ago

uhh they got a 5 million dollar discount….

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FrankTheFunkasaurusRex
4 years 5 months ago

that save the deal i guess

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NomarGarciaparra
4 years 5 months ago

It would indeed be shocking if Gonzalez isn’t signed to an extension before the end of Spring Training…but “shock of the century” is just over the board.

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MB923
4 years 5 months ago

Lol seriously. There have numerous “shocking” events over the years, even though the century is only 11 years old.

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jmcbosox
4 years 5 months ago

honestly. the 2004 ALCS was way more shocking than anybody could imagine.

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MB923
4 years 5 months ago

Hate to agree, but I have to

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4 years 5 months ago

I actually agree with that scout. I feel like even if it’s only for half a year, I can see Pettitte coming back. He started working out again, he said he wanted to do some “job” at the press conference (he was talking about something else, but he’s going to be bored at home all day), and he can still pitch.

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4 years 5 months ago

HE said (and his wife agreed) that he’d be interested in working with MLB Network. HE said he will never pitch again. Why not listen to HIM as opposed to some anonymous scout? A SCOUT? Not a player, coach, front office person…just some scout? Seriously…the guy has hung it up…he has no interest in competing anymore. May have something to do with Clemmens Trial coming up this Summer…he’ll be testifying and I think there’ll be some unwanted publicity coming out from that.

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FrankTheFunkasaurusRex
4 years 5 months ago

did we learn anything from Favre?

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4 years 5 months ago

Yes, we learned Farve should have retired sooner. What does Farve have to do with Baseball or Andy Pettitt? Farve took a lot of heat for his back and forth non-sense….do you think Pettitt would want to go through that? Also Pettitt, unlike Farve is a family man a with a handful of kids.