Morning Bits: Garcia, Robertson, Pettitte

Good morning all.  Another start to the work week.  What exciting news we had this weekend to learn that Andy Pettitte is coming back.  Lot’s to read about so let’s check out the links…..

* Jon Heyman reports that dealing Garcia won’t be easy.

* Robertson threw a bullpen yesterday and his return could be near.

* The Yankees are eager to start working with Andy Pettitte.

*  For new Yankee Raul Ibanez, spring training hits are hard to come by.

* Cashman has built a bench that all teams will envy such as the Mets.

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Posted on March 19, 2012, in Notes & Links and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. Don’t the Mets envy us anyway? 😉

  2. Sorry should have posted this yesterday since Garcia was mentioned in the morning bits. Anyway here we go. First the quote for the Heyman’s piece:
    “the Yankees would have to obtain permission from Garcia for any trade done before June 16, as he was signed this winter as a major league free agent…”

    I would think it’s in Freddy’s best interest at least money wise to request and get traded. His incentive clause this season begins at 25 STARTS. If he’s relegated to the bullpen that incentive doesn’t kick in. Even if he has to spend a month or 2 in the bullpen he’ll never hit the first incentive. So like I said I think it’s in his best interest to want to be traded.

    • I really don’t see a move being made till they have to. ie after the first month or two of the season. To see if an injury happens or someone is crapping the bed.

      • I’m not sure. I think the Yankees would like to hold onto him for the 1st 30 days of the season. After that Pettitte should be very close to being ready and even if Pettitte needs a couple of extra weeks the way Phelps and a couple of the other young arms have looked this spring they should be able to help with the rotation for a couple of weeks after that.

        Of course any trade talk is conditional on how Nova, Pineda and Hughes are doing at the time.

        • or if you look at it the other way depends if another pitcher goes down for another team and calls the Yankees with a decent deal.

          • In any event if everyone’s healthy and pitching reasonably well it’s my opinion that once Andy is ready, Garcia is gone. Just my opinion but I don’t think the Yankees want or need 3 pitchers (basically starters) that are all on the wrong side of 35 (Kuroda, Pettitte and Garcia).

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