I really didn't think the Yanks were going to get him back this year, because I thought that their $10 million offer was too low. Turns out that Andy is getting many milliions less money up front -albeit with incentives that can raise the contract to $12 million. Did Andy Pettitte go to the same negotitating school as Jason Varitek?
This is a perfect move for the Yanks,and gives them the best,and most stacked, rotation in baseball. Kudos to Andy for staying in the fold, and to Brian Cashman for re-signing him.
In yesterday's press conference, Andy had to answer questions on, among other things, Joe Torre's book. I thought Wallace Matthews made a good point in his Newsday column:
The irony of it all is that the people Torre is most angry at - Randy
Levine, Hank and Hal Steinbrenner, Lonn Trost and now, clearly, Brian Cashman -
are the ones who will be the least affected by it.
The ones who will have to bear the brunt of it are the ones Torre
professes to care about the most - Jeter, Mariano Rivera, Jorge Posada, Joe
Girardi - and the one he claims to have tried so hard to help, A-Rod.
Yes, I think we have a pretty good idea of what the first questions at spring training will be about. Thanks, Joe!
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