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    Andy scratched again

    Rotoworld:
    Andy Pettitte was scratched from Saturday’s scheduled start due to back spasms.

    It's the second start he's missed this spring. He was scratched 10 days ago because of a sore elbow. He still figures to be ready to go for the second game of the Yankees' season, but he might not be able to throw as many pitches as usual.

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    Sounds minor but hopefully he's not breaking down post PED's.
    With his minor ailments, Moose's age, Phil's spring struggles and Joba being JAG when he started this spring, the Yanks may increase their Blanton-Harden pursuit.

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    it's early yet....but it really is starting to look like the yanks made a big blunder not getting johan.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by neckdemon View Post
    it's early yet....but it really is starting to look like the yanks made a big blunder not getting johan.....
    It's more than early. Not one pitch has been thrown in the 2008 season.

    What does Petittte have to do with Santana? Was he involved in any package to the Twins? or do you really think the Yankees decided not trade for Santana and sign him to a long term contract because Andy is coming back for 1 season?
    Last edited by Tyler Durden; 03-22-2008 at 04:52 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean Ryan View Post
    It's more than early. Not one pitch has been thrown in the 2008 season.

    What does Petittte have to do with Santana? Was he involved in any package to the Twins? or do you really think the Yankees decided not trade for Santana and sign him to a long term contract because Andy is coming back for 1 season?

    no it's just that the yankees pitching, in general, has been looking mediocre at best. i agree it's a little early, but it still hasn't looked good so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neckdemon View Post
    no it's just that the yankees pitching, in general, has been looking mediocre at best. i agree it's a little early, but it still hasn't looked good so far.
    Are you worried about those 4 dingers Oliver Perez gave up?
    Last edited by Tyler Durden; 03-22-2008 at 06:22 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean Ryan View Post
    Are you worried about those 4 dingers Oliver Perez gave up?

    well it's not exactly comforting.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean Ryan View Post
    Are you worried about those 4 dingers Oliver Perez gave up?
    Nope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adb280z View Post
    Nope.
    Exactly, and you shouldn't be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean Ryan View Post
    Exactly, and you shouldn't be.
    Injuries concern me much more than performance in spring training.

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    I hate that it's a back problem, but lets not forget that Pettitte had his first start last year pushed back because of back spasms. It's not too big a deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neckdemon View Post
    it's early yet....but it really is starting to look like the yanks made a big blunder not getting johan.....
    Early yet? That's quite the understatement. We'll know if the Yankees made a blunder or not in about 6 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffWeaverFan View Post
    Early yet? That's quite the understatement. We'll know if the Yankees made a blunder or not in about 6 years.

    True ...somewhat. Remember Hank say's the Yanks best not miss the play-offs and I don't think he will be happy about a 4th straight divisional round dismissal either.

    The Yanks can talk future because of Hughes, Joba and Ian's ages but offensively this is a win now team. 6 years from now maybe we see Derek, Alex and Robbie on the team along with Melky out of the current group.

    With Abreu, Matsui, Damon, Giambi Posada and Mo either heading into the latter part of their careers productivity wise or at the end of curious contracts, the 08 staff best not be more media hype than actual productivity.

    Mets are in the same boat but it is a little more comforting to know all 5 starters have experienced Major League success.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffWeaverFan View Post
    Early yet? That's quite the understatement. We'll know if the Yankees made a blunder or not in about 6 years.


    lol. the yankees are a 250 million/year win now team. you will not be waiting 6 years to see if this was a blunder. this year will likely suffice. and i'd make a bet that johan's next 6 years will be above and beyond hughes' next 6 years.

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    I'd be mildly concerned that Pettitte is missing starts at this point. Seems to indicate that he'll be behind going into the season (If he's even able to begin the season on time).

    Granted if your schedule is like ours, you probably won't need a 5th starter for the First 2 weeks anyways so worst comes to worst you could always give him the extra time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neckdemon View Post
    lol. the yankees are a 250 million/year win now team. you will not be waiting 6 years to see if this was a blunder. this year will likely suffice. and i'd make a bet that johan's next 6 years will be above and beyond hughes' next 6 years.
    The Yankees are a $200M team this year and next year and the year after that (you get the point) for the next 6 years. They are a win now team and a win in the future team.

    And this is not a strictly Santana vs. Hughes thing for the next 6 years. It's Santana and player A vs. Hughes and Player B who we got because we weren't also paying Santana $20+M a year.

    And if you think that just this year will suffice, well then you are being pretty foolish. If Santana is awesome this year and Hughes isn't, then we still don't know. The idiot sports talk people will go on and on about that, but if that's who one is listening to when it comes to opinions, they have some serious problems.

    Fact is, in 6 years we will clearly know if the Yankees made the right decision or not. After this year we will start to form our very basic ideas. In 6 (and more likely 7) we will actually know. This isn't rocket science.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chad101 View Post
    True ...somewhat. Remember Hank say's the Yanks best not miss the play-offs and I don't think he will be happy about a 4th straight divisional round dismissal either.

    The Yanks can talk future because of Hughes, Joba and Ian's ages but offensively this is a win now team. 6 years from now maybe we see Derek, Alex and Robbie on the team along with Melky out of the current group.

    With Abreu, Matsui, Damon, Giambi Posada and Mo either heading into the latter part of their careers productivity wise or at the end of curious contracts, the 08 staff best not be more media hype than actual productivity.

    Mets are in the same boat but it is a little more comforting to know all 5 starters have experienced Major League success.
    And those guys will be replaced with the likes of Mark Texeira or Hanley Ramirez or Hunter Pence or Russel Martin... Not to mention guys like Austin Jackson and Jose Tabata could be producing for the big league team. The last thing we have to worry about is the Yankee offense not being great anytime soon.

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