Monday, November 19, 2012

Andy Pettitte To Give Timetable This Week

Dan Martin makes another appearance at this blog, this time because of Andy Pettitte.

Andy has said that he'll give the Yankees a "timetable" some time this week. Whether that means he'll make a decision about returning next year, or he'll let the Yankees know when he'll make the decision, is unclear. Pettitte had said he was going to make his decision soon after the ALCS, apparently meaning about a month, and we're about at that point.

Unlike Hiroki Kuroda, who has interest from other teams, when it comes to Andy it's Yankees or retirement. We all want what's best for Andy and his family, but I don't think I'm alone in hoping he comes back for another season.

Yankees Looking At Scott Hairston

You want to know how slow things have been lately? Here's the guy I'm writing about now...

That uniform probably doesn't make Yankee fans any more excited.

According to Dan Martin of the NY Post, the Yankees have been speaking with Scott Hairston. I'm sure the Yanks are looking at Hairston to fill the hole left by Andruw Jones, which honestly isn't that difficult after Andruw put up a line of .197/.294/.408 last season, which included only .202/.294/.411 vs. left-handed pitchers.

Hairston did smack 20 home runs last season, but his batting average of .263 and on-base percentage of .299 probably doesn't excite many people in the Yankee Universe. But against lefties Scotty did hit .286/.317/.550.

Hairston is also a decent corner outfielder, while being able to fake center field in an emergency.