Sources say Andy Pettitte to retire tomorrow

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    Good pitcher, great career but not a Hall of Famer.
     
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    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

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    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.
     
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    The end of the Core Four.
     
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    An argument could be made. He is borderline HOF and he did have some important victories

    Could go veterans committee
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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