Andy Pettitte is close to joining the Yankees but he got lit up in a Triple A start yesterday. Our old pal is also drawing attention for his off-field activities.
I have a very ominous feeling that the Andy Pettitte 2012 Experience is going to end badly. Of course, I hope I'm wrong about this.
 well, he isn't exactly setting the minor leagues on fire.
How's Mr. Moyer doing again?
I honestly think he'll be fine. I mean he's not gonna blow anyone away or anything, but do I think he'll more often than not give them 6 IP and finish up with an era of something like 4.25? Yeah, probably
 As a wise person once told me, when looking at minor league numbers, ignore everything but the Ks, BBs, and HRs. Fields are not always in great shape, and the defense behind a pitcher is not always, shall we say, major league quality.
MiLB.com has Pettitte with 17 IP, 13 K, 3 BB, 0 HR; add in his 5 IP in extended spring training, and its 22 IP, 18 K, 3 BB, 0 HR. Looks just fine to me.
 The ways in which Heyman and others in the baseball media world have completed gotten Pettitte's testimony and actions wrong anger me greatly. Craig Calcaterra may be a former lawyer , but how long would it have taken Heyman (or his editor) to contact an actual lawyer to find out if they were accurate or not? Sheesh.
 Depends on how long the lawyer would have kept them on hold >;)
 I agree. It's not as if Andy was getting knocked all over the park when he walked away in 2010.
Last year around this time, I was really impressed with Theo E for securing Adrian Gonzalez. He was raking, and Fenway looked like his private batting cage.
Since the 2011 AS break, his line at Fenway is .284/.357/.381 with 3 homers.
Not a huge sample, but it doesn't look like a fluke, either. Pressure?
(8) Eric Wilbur sure seems to think so
 Sure, but that was more than a year ago, when he was already 38. Plus, didn't he miss a bunch of time that season due to injury? I'm just not that sold on a 40 y.o. coming back after more than a season away from the game. But I could be wrong. We'll see.
 Sure, normally. But what I read seemed to indicate that he was getting hit hard. It doesn't surprise me that a wily old veteran can strike out AA players. But if they are smacking him around, what will big leaguers do?
 As you know RI, Fenway is not a good park for a power, pull hitting LH Batter. Imagine him in YSIII.
And talk about old-school...
Hamels says: "Welcome to the big leagues".
Yeah, old school.
I don't know what to think about that. He's a punk, but we know all or most pitchers do it, so he's getting smacked down for admitting it.
Also  A-Gon's projections for Fenway were enormous. Remember, he'd been playing in Petco. If his homers were down, that would be one thing, but everything's down.
(Eric Wilbur is kind of a dickhead, though.)
Andy will be just fine, Jesus.
Hm, this Middlebrooks kid is the answer to a Sox fan's prayers.
Felix Dubront is now through two innings, 33 pitches, two runs. This should be verrrrrrry interesting.
Okay, Middlebrooks still a work in progress (threw away a grounder for a 2-base error and a run).
Good Will Middlebrooks.
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