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.

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18 Comments on "Quick Hits: Pettitte, Granderson, Alomar Jr."

4 years 2 days ago

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

4 years 2 days ago

ha, love it 

4 years 2 days ago

Good quip…thankfully, God’s a Yankees fan

4 years 2 days ago

satan* is a Yankee’s fan 

4 years 2 days ago

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

4 years 2 days ago

he’s also a rangers fan 

4 years 1 day ago

Miroslav Šatan?

4 years 2 days 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.

4 years 2 days ago

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

4 years 23 hours ago

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

4 years 1 day ago

Was it God who told you to use steroids Android?  

4 years 2 days ago


4 years 2 days ago

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

4 years 2 days ago

Are you mentally challenged?

4 years 2 days 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. 

4 years 2 days ago

You trying to be a comedian? 

4 years 2 days 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?

4 years 2 days ago

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