Friday, January 7, 2011

Pettitte-Gate: Yankees Willing to Pay Andy $12-$13 Million

Until he makes his decision, all news concerning Andy Pettitte will be referred to as Pettitte-Gate. Just thought it would be

So the latest is this: Jon Heyman tweeted last night that the Yankees are willing to pay Andy $12-$13 million for 2011. It's clear by this price that the Yankees are not only trying to lure Andy back, but they also realize the mistake they made with Andy's paltry $6 million contract for 2009. Andy proved during the playoffs and the WS that year that he is still one of the best on the big stage, and the Yankees realize that he is now their best chance to get back to the big stage this year.

Brian Costello of the NY Post, who visited Andy at his Deer Park, TX home last night, reported this morning that Andy remains undecided and is just "chilling out."

"I'm just chilling out, hanging," Andy said. "I'm relaxing. If I had something, y'all would know. If I knew exactly what I was doing, y'all would know."

In Heyman's tweet he compared Andy to Brett Favre, you know him, the superstar quarterback-turned-posterboy-for-sexual harassment, that played chicken with the media by announcing his retirement more than once only to come back each time. Andy hasn't done this, as his personality makes him a more stand-up kind of guy, but he has to know that he's driving Yankees Universe into a frenzy as he sorts out his priorities. Hopefully, this will all be over soon, and we fanatics can move on and have our biggest concern be getting through the upcoming weeks leading to Spring Training.

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