Saturday, January 17, 2009

Andy Pettitte 2009

There hasn't been a lot of news regarding teams interested in Andy Pettitte this offseason. The assumption seems to be that he will probably sign with the Yankees, with a slight chance of Houston instead. Given how effective he still was in 2008, I would have expected other teams to make more of an attempt to lure him away. While his strikeout rate has declined some since his prime (6.9 BB/9 in 2008, 5.9 in 2007), his control is still good (2.4 BB/9 in 2008) and he does a good job of inducing groundballs (51.5%). Obviously, a move to the National League would make those numbers look even better. If he does sign with the Yankees, they're going to have a really scary rotation.

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