I'm going to continue this discussion from the IGT. How do you feel about Andy's performance this season and do you want him to comeback next season or do you want him to hang it up? Do you think he will do the opposite of what you want?
Some of you may be surprised that his peripherals are not really that off this season in comparison to his career averages.
Career: 6.68 K/9, 2.82 BB/9, 0.78 HR/9, 3.74 FIP
2013: 6.80 K/9, 2.53 BB/9, 0.87 HR/9, 3.76 FIP
His FB velocity has been pretty consistent for the past few years with no substantial drop this season. Nothing really sticks out as to show a huge decline. Andy might not being pitching like he did at his peak but the Andy we have now is not really that different than the Andy we have had in some previews seasons.
The only difference is that Andy is no longer that horse that pitched 200+ innings 10 times in his career. He missed substantial time in 2010 and then retired. In his return season he had a freak injury that puts him on the DL. This season he has nagging injuries that have sidelined him.
Personally I would like to see Andy in the rotation next season if he can stay healthy for the reminder of this season. However I think he won't return with Mo retiring, Jeter getting on in years, and being a 42 year old SP is not going to get easier.