Madison wrote:BronXBombers51 wrote:Madison wrote:Depends on your definition of "Pettitte's level", which is of course, all depends on the person looking at him.
An experienced lefty who will likely post an ERA around 4.00 and win 15-17 games if healthy. He also brings New York and postseason experience to the table.
Change the ERA to 4.20-4.40 or so, toss win totals in the trash as anyone wins games with the Yankee's offense, and all you've got left is an average pitcher with postseason experience. While the experience is beneficial and him being a lefty is nice, I still don't see this signing as that big of a deal.
Why are in inflating the ERA by 20-40 points? Pettitte has had an ERA over 4.05 once in the last seven years, and that was in Houston, not New York. He's also a great second-half pitcher.
Is this a huge deal? No, but it's a bigger deal than you're making it, I think. You didn't answer my original question, though....who are you going to get instead of Pettitte? Where's the better move to be made?