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Did Pettitte’s 250 Lock Him for Hall of Fame?

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

Andy Pettitte locked up his 250th career win this past weekend against the Mariners. It now could be said the win also locked up his Hall of Fame candidacy, something that many thought was dead and buried after his retirement in 2010. The naysayers will point out how Pettitte is the anti-Hall of Famer. He is […]

Farnham in Spotlight Catching Andy Pettitte

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

Given the amount of catching prospects in the Yankees system – even with the trade of Jesus Montero to Seattle – Jeff Farnham has gone about his career as a farmhand mostly out of the spotlight. The 24-year-old , a native of Las Vegas drafted in the 27th round in 2009, is not mentioned with […]

Weekly Digest @ 10pm on 1240 AM WGBB

Sunday, April 29th, 2012

Tonight I will be live from the studio of 1240 AM WGBB. Former big leaguer Frank Catalanotto will kick off the show. Frank recently published a book called “Heart and Hustle: An Unlikely Journey from Little Leaguer to Big Leaguer.“ I will talk about the homegrown Mets and their surprising April start. MLB.com contributor Jed […]

Pettitte Will Help, But He is No Savior

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

TRENTON, N.J. – Yankees fans, rightfully so, are a bit concerned about their favorite team’s starting rotation. Yes, Phil Hughes and Freddy Garcia have been inconsistent. The injury to Michael Pineda throws another monkey wrench into the picture. Help will be coming from veteran Andy Pettitte, but not immediately.  The 39-year-old,  who has made 479 […]

Pettitte Not Big League Ready, Still a Question Mark

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Yankees fans have been penciling in Andy Pettitte to takeover either Phil Hughes‘ or Freddy Garcia‘s rotation spot. On a day where the organization received bad news regarding Michael Pineda‘s shoulder, Pettitte made another rehab start with Double-A Trenton. According to Mike Ashmore of the Hunterdon County Democrat Pettitte’s velocity was between 86-87 mph. His average in 2010, his last full […]

Andy Pettitte, Michael Pineda, and the Latest on the Yanks Rotation

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

The setback to Michael Pineda this past weekend where he was shut down after only 15 pitches on Saturday, along with the recent struggles of the Yankees rotation, have turned the signing of Andy Pettitte from a “luxury item” to a thing of urgent necessity. So how concerned are the Yankees with Pineda’s latest setback? I spoke with a […]

Cody Johnson’s Resurgence, The Pettitte Effect, Minor League Recap

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Back in 2006, the Atlanta Braves thought they had their slugger of the future in 6-foot-4, 240-pound Cody Johnson. Atlanta spent its first-round pick on the strapping Johnson, luring the native of Panama City, Fla., away from a scholarship at the University of Florida. Johnson did not disappoint. In 2007, playing with the Danville Braves […]

Putting the Pettitte Cart Before the Horse

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Andrew Marchand of ESPN NY has consistently been concerned about Michael Pineda‘s velocity this spring. He, along with some other members of the media and blogosphere, have almost comically tracked each Pineda pitch. The thought of sending Pineda down to the minors seemed absurd earlier in spring, but the signing of Andy Pettitte gave the meme a more […]

Andy Pettitte Stunts Yankee Pitching Prospect Growth, Again

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Andy Pettitte returned to the New York Yankees spring training camp yesterday, this time for keeps. He will throw batting practice and bullpens again, but throwing pitches with conviction and intent. All reports indicate Andy’s bullpen session on Tuesday went better than expected. Pettitte is once again a New York Yankee starting pitcher. And his […]

The Yankees Stacked Triple-A Rotation

Monday, March 19th, 2012

Forgot Andy Pettitte for a minute, since we don’t know how long or where he will be pitching in the minors. The Yankees Triple-A rotation will probably consist of: Manny Banuelos (2-2, 4.19) – Age 21 Dellin Betances (0-3, 5.14) – Age 23 Adam Warren (6-8, 3.60) – Age 24 David Phelps (6-6, 3.19) – Age 25 D.J. Mitchell (13-9, 3.18) – […]