Pettitte: I can have another season like ’09
“I wouldn’t have come back if I didn’t feel I was going to put together a year like that, for sure,” Pettitte said. “You all know what I expect out of myself.
“When those [numbers] drop, that’s when I know that it’s definitely time to not do this. I’m not coming along for the ride. I expect to push myself, I expect to be successful, I expect to push the other guys in this rotation and [have] us feed off each other and have another great year.”
- Mark Teixeira showed up today and expects a World Series encore. The rest of the position players will be on the field tomorrow morning, trying to overshadow Jesus Montero’s power displays.
- Teixeira on Chan Ho Park: “Chan Ho has got great stuff. I really did not enjoy facing him the last couple years. I’m glad he’s on our side. I think he’s going to be a great addition to our bullpen.” (That is, when he arrives and the Yankees actually announce the deal.)
- Catchers began throwing to bases today, with the instructions to not air it out 100 percent. … Everyone is expected in camp Wednesday. Alex Rodriguez briefly stopped by the clubhouse to drop off bags. … Christian Garcia was sidelined with a tender elbow. … More pictures from today here.