16 year veteran Andy Pettitte has come out of retirement to sign a 1 year deal worth 2.5 million dollars. Pettitte has won 240 games over his career, and his life time winning percentage is 635. He is well known for his dominance in the post season, where he has risen to occasion and won 21 games. I believe this move is beneficial for players such as Michael Pineda, and Ivan Nova and in September he could help young south paw Manny Buenalos. Pettitte was a member of the core four including Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, and Jorge Posada. As a Yankees fan I love the move and hope for the best.
Yankee fans all over the world are saddened to hear that a key member of the Yankees 5 World Championships from 1996-2009, also a member of the core four, has officially announced his retirement. After 17 Yankee years Jorge Posada is hanging up the number20 jersey, never to wear it on the baseball field again. Posada is the second member of the core four to retire. Andy Pettite did it about 50 times(!) before officially announcing his retirement. The now remaining members are Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera who stated he will retire after the 2012 season.Posada’s career 273 batting average is one of the best in the modern era for catchers, along with 275 home runs and 1065 R.B.Is. I believe he is Cooperstown bound what do you think?http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120124&content_id=26447846&vkey=news_nyy&c_id=nyy