Quick Hits: Pettitte, Granderson, Alomar Jr.

Some late-night linkage for your reading pleasure as the Phillies and Rangers celebrate victories, and the Yankees appear poised to join them …

  • Former Yankees lefty Andy Pettitte is enjoying retirement is highly unlikely to return to pitching, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post. "I feel the desire [to play] is gone," Pettitte said. "I am retired. I would never say never, but God would literally have to give me desire again… I’m really doing good. I just had a good peace about [retiring]."
  • Anthony McCarron of the New York Daily News has an in-depth look at the three-way trade between the Yankees, Tigers and Diamondbacks following the 2009 season. There are some interesting insights within the piece regarding the relationships between the general managers, Brian Cashman, Dave Dombrowski and Josh Byrnes, and how they met face-to-face to complete the deal.
  • The White Sox will likely consider Indians bench coach Sandy Alomar Jr. for their managerial vacancy, tweets Jon Heyman of SI.com. We learned earlier today that Rays bench coach Dave Martinez is among the South Siders' primary targets.


18 Responses to Quick Hits: Pettitte, Granderson, Alomar Jr. Leave a Reply

  1. NathanielS 4 years ago

    Did God tell you to take PED’s too, Andy?

  2. paul_oneills_lovechild 4 years ago

    Good quip…thankfully, God’s a Yankees fan

    • Lunchbox45 4 years ago

      satan* is a Yankee’s fan 

      • start_wearing_purple
        start_wearing_purple 4 years ago

        I would have thought satan would be a hockey fan because of all the ice.

      • Vmmercan 4 years ago

        That’s not a good outlook for the rest of civilization if Satan is consistently overruling God….I mean, if we’re going to get all biblical.

        • Lunchbox45 4 years ago

          well we’ll see when the rays meet the yanks then won’t we?

          • RonWashingtonISinsane 4 years ago

            What’s this about the Rays have won the series?

  3. Six_Eight 4 years ago

    Was it God who told you to use steroids Android?  

  4. MaineSox 4 years ago

    No

  5. Theo’s 9 main FA signings since ’05: Renteria, Lugo, Drew, Matsuzaka, Lackey, Cameron, Scutaro, Crawford, Jenks. Best one’s Marco

  6. Nikka 4 years ago

    Are you mentally challenged?

  7. shysox 4 years ago

    Best one is Drew. But I think Crawford will eventually be the best. Even though Scutaro has been really good for the better part of 4 years and has gone unnoticed. 

  8. You trying to be a comedian? 

  9. YanksFanSince78 4 years ago

    How about you defend your position instead of acting like a jerk? In reality, it’s probably the JD Drew but in terms of WAR vs $$$$ spent it’s not by much?

    1-Crawford- 0.2 WAR at $20 mil in 2011 (incl bonus $)= $20 mil for less than 1 WAR
    2-Lackey- 5.6 WAR at $36.75 mil in 2010-2011 = $6.5 mil per WAR
    3-JD Drew- 13 WAR at $70 mil in 2007-2011 = $5.3 mil per WAR
    4-Dice K- 10.6 WAR at $103 mil (incl posting fee) in 2007-2011 = $9.7 mil per WAR
    5-Cameron- 0.3 WAR at $15 mil in 2010-2011 = $15 mil for less than 1 WAR
    6-Jenks- 0.1 WAR at $6 mil in 2011 = $6 mil for less than 1 WAR
    7-Lugo- 1.3 WAR at $36 mil in 2007-2010 =  $27.7 mil per WAR
    8-Renteria- 1.8 WAR at $18 mil in 2005 + $11 mil sent in trade =$10 mil per WAR
    9-Scutaro – 5.3 WAR at $11 mil in 2010-2011 = $2.07 mil per WAR

    Woooo….so what da ya know? Scutaro, by bang per buck vs WAR, IS the best signing Theo has made.

    Obviously, the Crawford, Lackey and Jenks deals can prove themselves better and while I am not a fan of the usage of WAR, it would seem that Benjamin Alcantra was right.

    Maybe think about or investigate the issue before dismissing it completely?

  10. mwagner26 4 years ago

    You never answered his question.  Judging by your response, is a possibility.

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