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Thinking About Andy Pettitte

Pettitte might be done.

Pettitte, who has 201 career victories and four World Series rings, typically joined Roger Clemens for intense off-season workouts. But Tom Pettitte said that his son was spending most of his time with his wife, Laura, and their four children and had not been working out like someone preparing for another season.

I was looking at Andy's stats last night and I noticed something very surprising:

#1: 214.1 IP, 238 H, 178K, 1.437 WHIP
#2: 215.1 IP, 238 H, 141K, 1.426 WHIP

Year 1 is 2006 in the NL Central.  Year 2 is 2007 in the AL East.  I will grant you that given his stellar 2004 and 2005, 2006 looks like the outlier.  Either way, Pettitte is hardly an ace.  He's a workhorse, but I'm not sure he's the answer to my prayers.

That WHIP is on par with such luminaries as Kenny Rogers, Jon Lieber, Paul Maholm, and Joe Borowski.  I think Pettitte was lucky to have the results he had considering how he pitched.  

The league hit .286/.338/.415 off him.  The more I think about it, the less likely a repeat performance seems.

Maybe he feels that way too.