End Of The Road For Pettitte?

If I were a betting man, I'd say Andy Pettitte is coming back to the Yankees. It makes sense for both sides and tonight could be the time we could get an answer on what happens with the lefty.

Brian Cashman left the winter meetings early so he could fly to Houston to meet with Andy and discuss a contract for 2009. Knowing Cashman, he probably has an idea already set in his mind and will tell Andy to take it or leave it. As things look now, it's almost certain that the Yanks will bring in another top free agent pitcher to go along with CC Sabathia. Pettitte could very well fit into the Yankees plans as the no. 5 starter. Let's hope this meeting between Andy and Brian work out for the better.

As I've stated before, I really want Andy to come back and pitch for the Yankees. I hated to see him leave a few years ago and go pitch for the Houston Astros. I couldn't stomach it and I was very happy when he came back 2 winters ago. Last year he had us in limbo but ultimately re-signed. Now he's holding out because he doesn't want to take a pay cut? Come on Andy, after a really bad second half and a winter of steroid scandals and things alng those lines, I think you need to accept whatever the Yanks offer. It will probably be in the $10 million range so how could you accept that?

The Yankees are very serious about putting together a solid top of the line rotation for 2009 and are moving aggressively on making sure that happens. Pettitte is the next stop on the Yankee express and if he doesn't decide soon that train will leave the station and the Yankees will move on and someone else will gladly take his spot. If the Yankees get who they want this winter then this will be the best rotation in years. Pettitte needs to be apart of that and I think at 36, he still has alot left to help this team win a world championship. Andy isn't a man of greed so I can't really see money being the issue here. The Yankees want him back, the fans do, his teammates do and Andy himself wants to come back so what's the hold up? Make the right choice Andy, and come back to the Bronx, it's where you belong.
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