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Teixeira: Pettitte leaning toward retirement

Posted on: December 28, 2010 6:03 pm
Edited on: December 28, 2010 9:33 pm
 

PettitteMark Teixeira believes that starting pitcher Andy Pettitte continues to lean toward retiring, reports ESPN New York.

"I think, like everyone else [thinks], if he's leaning one way, he's probably leaning towards retiring," Teixeira, who has swapped text messages with the lefty, said. "I think that's what he's publicly said. It's no secret right now. That's probably where he's leaning. But in a month and a half, a lot can happen."

If Pettitte retires, he will have spent 13 years with the Yankees, sandwiched around a 2004-06 stint in Houston and won 240 games with a 3.88 ERA. He was the club's second-best pitcher in 2010, posting an 11-3 record with a 3.28 ERA in the 21 starts he was able to make.

Even if Pettitte does not return, Teixeira is confident the team can contend.

"We basically have the same team that won the World Series two years ago," he said. "We're going to miss Andy of course but we have some young guys who are going to try to step in and do the job."

Yep, because Sergio Mitre and Ivan Nova are just as good as Andy Pettitte and Joba Chamberlain...

-- Evan Brunell

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Comments

Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: October 20, 2011 12:05 am
 

Teixeira: Pettitte leaning toward retirement

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Since: Jun 19, 2007
Posted on: January 16, 2011 9:31 pm
 

Teixeira: Pettitte leaning toward retirement

@lumpoco while I dont mean to argue but its not fair to say that because Tex is not a pitcher or "friend" of Andy Pettitte that he should not be taken seriously. Being his teammate for the past 2 years I think he knows Andy a little bit better than we do and can also contact him. So unless you have Andy on speed dial you should also zip it. I do agree though that Tex should've just stayed out of the topic but if you read this article carefully youd realized how much of a hyperbole it really is. In fact its really just reiterates the same storyline that has been going on since the beginning of the offseason, Andy is leaning towards retirement.



Since: Dec 23, 2008
Posted on: December 31, 2010 1:39 pm
 

Teixeira: Pettitte leaning toward retirement

I will be sorry if and when Andy retires. He is one of the best post season pitchers the major has ever had. I shutter at the thought that cbs so called experts thing Joba is a good replacement. Joba has a long ways to go before he can be mentioned in the same sentance as Andy.

With all the free agent signings of Boston we need to have Andy as a starter before we can rely on Joba. Either way I wish Andy all the best. If he does infact retire all I can say is Thank you for all the great years and we will miss you dearly.



Since: Oct 20, 2008
Posted on: December 30, 2010 11:55 am
 

Teixeira: Pettitte leaning toward retirement

Stupid comment!  You should be banned from this site!



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: December 30, 2010 9:31 am
 

Teixeira: Pettitte leaning toward retirement

"Tex" should keep his mouth shut. He is neither a pitcher nor a close friend of Andy so anything he says about Andy Pettitte should not be taken seriously. It would be like Alex Rodriguez saying "Derek Jeter is a good friend of mine and I really felt bad when the media leaked his contract negotiations to the public. He deserves respect and privacy. I wish him nothing but the best!". *Alex mumbles under his breath..."yeah...right"*.



LOL...  You arent the sharpest knife in the drawyer, are you? They are teamates. You realize this, right?



Since: Apr 24, 2009
Posted on: December 29, 2010 10:49 pm
 

Teixeira: Pettitte leaning toward retirement

Yup my beloved Yankees will be the underdog to the free spedning Bosox. Keep buying players. The Yankees proved it doesnt really work with only 1 ring since 2000



Since: Dec 2, 2010
Posted on: December 29, 2010 10:43 pm
 

Teixeira: Pettitte leaning toward retirement

As a Red Sox fan I would be very pleased to see Pettitte retire.  He's a solid pitcher and is as dependable as it gets in the playoffs.  Losing Pettitte makes an already vulnerable NYY lineup that much weaker.  He'll be tough to replace.  Gotta love this off season so far.  Go BOSOX!



Since: Dec 29, 2010
Posted on: December 29, 2010 6:06 pm
 

Teixeira: Pettitte leaning toward retirement

Its sad but understandable. Leaving on a good note is far better then a bad one. 



Since: Jul 6, 2009
Posted on: December 29, 2010 4:22 pm
 

Teixeira: Pettitte leaning toward retirement

   Andy would be a 2 or 3 in the Yankees rotation. I sure want him to come back and add 15 victories to his total. Can't help but like the hell out of Andy Pettite - a TRUE Yankee.



Since: Dec 27, 2008
Posted on: December 29, 2010 1:56 pm
 

Teixeira: Pettitte leaning toward retirement

"Yep, because Sergio Mitre and are just as good as Andy Pettitte and ... "


as a Yankee fan I cna say in alll honesty this tool lost any shred of credibility he had by adding Joba to that mix.  The year they won the world series he was an unmitigated disaster, a train wreck (aside form one good month in mid-season) because of the way they bounced his ass back and forth between the rotation/the bullpen/extra days off etc...

I will point out that a pitcher who is an all-star but is injured isn't wporth shit also.  Pettite wwas great and I want him back, but if any one of the kajillion young arms the Yankees have right now makes the slightest step forward it will make his retirement a whole lot more palatable.

Now run along and tell me how great the Red Sox offseason was, even though they subtracted Beltre and Martinez, their two best bats last year, 3 of their top 5 prospects and 150 million plus in payroll differential in order to bring in two bats makes them far and away the best team in baseball you douche.


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