Sources say Andy Pettitte to retire tomorrow

Discussion in 'Sports' started by Article 15, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. Article 15
    Offline

    Article 15 Dr. House slayer

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2008
    Messages:
    24,673
    Thanks Received:
    4,827
    Trophy Points:
    183
    Ratings:
    +4,856
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  2. Article 15
    Offline

    Article 15 Dr. House slayer

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2008
    Messages:
    24,673
    Thanks Received:
    4,827
    Trophy Points:
    183
    Ratings:
    +4,856
    Good pitcher, great career but not a Hall of Famer.
     
  3. rightwinger
    Online

    rightwinger Award Winning USMB Paid Messageboard Poster Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2009
    Messages:
    134,496
    Thanks Received:
    21,698
    Trophy Points:
    2,190
    Location:
    NJ & MD
    Ratings:
    +55,314
    I wish him well..

    Big money pitcher when it counted and he had one of the best pickoff moves I ever saw

    Loved those eyes peeking out from over his glove

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2011
  4. Paulie
    Offline

    Paulie Platinum Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2007
    Messages:
    34,911
    Thanks Received:
    5,257
    Trophy Points:
    1,130
    Ratings:
    +20,938
    I think the HOF thing is definitely debatable, and I don't necessarily mean that I think he's HOF status.

    If he's not though, he's DAMN CLOSE. I don't like the idea of 300 wins being any kind of barometer, first of all. He's always been a winner, and his numbers are pretty fucking good.

    The jury is still out in my opinion.
     
  5. Mr Clean
    Offline

    Mr Clean Gold Member

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2009
    Messages:
    11,062
    Thanks Received:
    2,446
    Trophy Points:
    255
    Ratings:
    +4,819
    The end of the Core Four.
     
  6. rightwinger
    Online

    rightwinger Award Winning USMB Paid Messageboard Poster Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2009
    Messages:
    134,496
    Thanks Received:
    21,698
    Trophy Points:
    2,190
    Location:
    NJ & MD
    Ratings:
    +55,314
    An argument could be made. He is borderline HOF and he did have some important victories

    Could go veterans committee
     
  7. Paulie
    Offline

    Paulie Platinum Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2007
    Messages:
    34,911
    Thanks Received:
    5,257
    Trophy Points:
    1,130
    Ratings:
    +20,938
    I thought for sure we would have rocked his geriatric ass all over the place in the '09 world series, but instead he shut us the fuck down.

    He's a great pitcher. He's at the "crafty veteran" status that Jamie Moyer's been at for so long now.
     
  8. Article 15
    Offline

    Article 15 Dr. House slayer

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2008
    Messages:
    24,673
    Thanks Received:
    4,827
    Trophy Points:
    183
    Ratings:
    +4,856
    You don't have to tell me doubt about Pettitte's big game prowess :lol:

    It's the career ERA of nearly 4.00, career WHIP of 1.357, and lack of strike out punch that I can't get beyond.

    I mean, he won lots of big games and has a nice winning percentage but I wonder what his record would look like if he was putting up a 4.50 ERA and 1.50 WHIP for a bad (or even decent) team and not for the Yankees during their dynasty years.

    I'm with RW ... if he gets in it will be via the Veteran's Committee.

    I could make a much better case for a borderline guy like the Baconator who was known as a big game pitcher than I could for Pettitte.
     
  9. xotoxi
    Offline

    xotoxi Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2009
    Messages:
    31,337
    Thanks Received:
    5,284
    Trophy Points:
    1,110
    Location:
    your mother
    Ratings:
    +6,680
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1

Share This Page