Monday, January 26, 2009

Pettitte to re-sign, finally?

According to Buster, it's imminent:

The New York Yankees and Andy Pettitte are close on a deal that will bring the veteran left-hander back for a year, Major League Baseball sources told Buster Olney on Monday.

The deal, sources told Olney, could be done as soon as Monday afternoon. It would pay Pettitte nearly $6 million, with incentives that could make it worth as much as $12 million.
I have NO idea what Sheets' MRI's look like and even if I had a peek at them, I couldn't read them. I have to trust that the Yanks' brass doesn't like what they showed. I know it'd be blasphemy to even utter this, but if Pettitte and Sheets were equal in terms of health risk, I'd rather have Sheets on a one year deal (with a team option for the 2nd).

Nonetheless, I am happy that Andy's coming back. It's only a shame that we had to run through so many walls, shed the tears and whatnot. Woulda, coulda, shoulda been done earlier.

Your 2009 Yanks rotation: Sabathia, Burnett, Wang, Pettitte, Joba/Hughes.

UPDATE: It's final. He's back.

1 comment:

tHeMARksMiTh said...

I'm looking for a bounce-back and those bonuses to be paid in full.