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Report: Pettitte to retire

Posted on: February 3, 2011 12:33 pm
Edited on: February 3, 2011 12:37 pm
 
The Andy Pettitte watch -- and career -- is reportedly coming to a close.

Yankees announcer Michael Kay (also of 1050 ESPN Radio in New York) tweets :
I have learned that Andy Pettitte will officially retire tomorrow. Mote details to come....Michael

UPDATE: Others, including Sports Illustrated's Jon Heyman, are starting to confirm the report. Heyman tweets Pettitte has informed the team he will retire.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Since: Jan 29, 2008
Posted on: February 3, 2011 5:59 pm
 

Report: Pettitte to retire

s-s-see ya!



Since: Feb 20, 2008
Posted on: February 3, 2011 2:53 pm
 

Report: Pettitte to retire

Love Maddux and Pettite....and I'm a Yankee fan but don't bother comparing them....it's ridiculous...Maddux will be a first ballot and probably 90% vote getter for the hall....andy may never get there.....nuff said



Since: Sep 15, 2008
Posted on: February 3, 2011 1:16 pm
 

Report: Pettitte to retire

thanks for the compliment and stay classy, softballguy. Petts was like Maddux cept for the years. but i like to compare Pettite to White Ford.



Since: Dec 5, 2009
Posted on: February 3, 2011 1:06 pm
 

Report: Pettitte to retire

 To be fair to the last statement, can we not say that Pettite could be on a bigger level than Maddux due to the fact that Andy has been the centerpiece of the rotation for 5 World Championship teams? Nobody has more postseason victories (19) or postseason series clinching victories (6) than Andy. That's saying alot, and this is coming from a Braves fan.



Since: Sep 15, 2008
Posted on: February 3, 2011 1:04 pm
 

Report: Pettitte to retire

Hahaha! you ignoramus haters NEVER say anything positive about the Yankees. Petts was more like the Modern day Whitey Ford. always shows up even in pain. always comes up BIG during the Postseason. there are debates whenever he's a HOFer or not because the use of HGH. well.... HOFer or not, Pettite will always be THE MAN of the Yankees. the Yankee Universe will sorely miss him.



Since: Jun 16, 2008
Posted on: February 3, 2011 1:00 pm
 

Report: Pettitte to retire

Pettite was good, but to say he was on the level of Greg Maddux is giving him FAR too much credit. 

Mad dog pitched 23 seasons (the first 5-6 with an awful cubs teams)
Pettite 16 and at that, many of them were halfers... Mad dog stayed healthy his entire career.

Mad dog's career era is nearly a half point lower, and won 110 more games then pettite, who enjoyed pitching behind some very very good yankee teams (mad dog did benefit from some good braves teams as well, but that does not make up for 110 wins).

Pettite definitely was good, but, Maddux is on another level.

Their styles were similar though, so from that perspective, your statement is accurate.

Maddux - http://www.baseball-reference.com/p

layers/m/maddugr01.shtml

Pettite - http://www.baseball-reference.com/p

layers/p/pettian01.shtml



Since: Jul 24, 2009
Posted on: February 3, 2011 12:57 pm
 

Report: Pettitte to retire

I don't see this as real surprising to the Yankees or their fans.  I think most Yankee fans are aware that the back of the rotation could be an issue this season.  If Nova can continue to develop and Burnett has a bounceback year, the Yankees will be right in the mix with the Sox and the rest of the elite teams in the AL. 




Since: Dec 5, 2009
Posted on: February 3, 2011 12:54 pm
 

Report: Pettitte to retire

 Andy Pettite was the left-handed Greg Maddux of this league. He didn't need to throw 95-100 mph to get you out, and was able to have a long and prosperous career because of the way he took care of his arm and stayed within himself on the mound without having to think that he could jack up the radar gun.

 Here's to a great career, Andy.



Since: Oct 24, 2009
Posted on: February 3, 2011 12:53 pm
 

Report: Pettitte to retire

You are so hateful with that comment. Typical Yankeehater. anyway, thanks for the memories as a Member of the Core 4. Cashman did absolutely nothing in the Offseasn. heck, even the Rays sigened Damon and ManRam to fixed their depleted, lineup. Yankees now has gone from WC contenders to now 4th place team. heck, they may challenge the Jays for last place. Petts will be missed.



Since: Jul 24, 2009
Posted on: February 3, 2011 12:51 pm
 

Report: Pettitte to retire

Nothing pleases me more than to hear this. I love it when the Yanks get screwed.


It makes me laugh when I read ignorant comments like this. 


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