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Girardi hints at seeing Andy and Mo in 2013

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07:45 AM ET 10.25 | Yankees Manager Joe Girardi said Wednesday he has not yet spoken to Andy Pettitte, who is again mulling retirement, or Mariano Rivera, this offseason. In fact, [Girardi] said that he has never spoken with the 42-year-old Rivera about his future plans. "I never asked," Girardi said. "That way I don't have the answer." But, Girardi added, "I don't think you push your rehab as hard as he pushed it unless you have some interest in coming back." He gave a similar statement regarding the 40-year-old Pettitte, whom has not yet announced whether he would return for another year after coming out of retirement to pitch this season. "There's a lot of hunger and fire in him, I know that," Girardi said.

The New York Times

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October 25, 2012  08:27 AM ET

I'm sure Mo will be back and be as good as ever. But as far as Andy goes, it will be interesting to see how the Yankees handle that situation. IMO, he only good for maybe 20 starts, so if he does want to return, when will they want him and for how much. Of course if CC's elbow is worse than expected Andy's price will go way up.

October 25, 2012  09:19 AM ET

Meh. The old get older...

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October 25, 2012  09:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Hell, Yogi and Whitey Ford are still around, bring them in to spring training...

That could work.

October 25, 2012  10:18 AM ET

I think it would be great to have both guys back. The only thing is, at some point we have to make way for the younger guys. If Mo comes back, what's to come of our closer from this season that did a good job? With Andy back, is Nova knocked out of the rotation?

October 25, 2012  10:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Meh. The old get older...

You're going to get there too sooner than you think with that overweight 1st baseman. That is, unless he gets himself in shape. Obese every day players are pretty much done by 34-35.

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October 25, 2012  12:58 PM ET

I'm glad it's the Yankees who are clinging to the past.

October 25, 2012  01:13 PM ET

It sounds like the Yankees will be the same old Yankees next year.

October 25, 2012  01:30 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Meh. The old get older...

Girardi should expect this two guys return but as his assistant coaches but nothing else:-)

October 25, 2012  01:32 PM ET

Its not good to give high hopes to a players that use to be good,rather try to in courage them to learn the managerial position:-)

October 25, 2012  01:36 PM ET
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It sounds like the Yankees will be the same old Yankees next year.

Yankees would need to use a different strategy, and new tough young players as well,Michael pineda its just the start for the new core of players:-)

October 25, 2012  01:36 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

You're going to get there too sooner than you think with that overweight 1st baseman. That is, unless he gets himself in shape. Obese every day players are pretty much done by 34-35.

We'll see. There are 25 men on the roster, most of whom are in good shape and still in their 20s. The Yankees are on the verge of getting an AARP discount.

October 25, 2012  01:38 PM ET

I'm glad it's the Yankees who are clinging to the past.

October 25, 2012  01:42 PM ET
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The Yankees are on the verge of getting an AARP discount.

At some point you can't violate the laws of Nature. Unless they have better (undetectable) pharmaceuticals, then biology rules.

October 25, 2012  01:55 PM ET

It would be great to see them both back on the field next season http://nysportsexchange.blogspot.com/

October 25, 2012  03:10 PM ET

Like Arnie, they'll be baaach!

October 25, 2012  03:36 PM ET

They Did have The best record in the AL!

October 26, 2012  08:29 AM ET
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IMO, he only good for maybe 20 starts,

I think thats about right. the yanks need to get creative if they want andy to be effective down the stretch.
only a few years removed from a WS title and a couple division titles but the yanks need a youthful shot in the arm

 
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