Pettitte Will Likely Return to Yankees Next Year

Andy Pettitte gave the Yankee Universe a scare early this winter when he told reporters that he was leaning toward retirement. Another scare came after the Rangers had supposedly reached out toward the native Texan.

Now we get our first piece of good news.

Via Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated:

According to a friend of Andy Pettitte’s, “he will return to the Yankees as long as the offer isn’t insulting.” Pettitte has been thought unlikely to retire after a dissatisfying season, but so far Pettitte hasn’t indicated officially that he wants to keep playing, at least not to the Yankees. The Rangers would have interest, as well, but people close to Pettitte say he prefers to remain a Yankee.

Even after Pettitte announced he was leaning toward retirement, not many believed him. The general consensus was that he says that every year and that his last year will be the year he comes to spring training acknowledging that it’s his last year. So this goes along with that idea.

If nothing else this gives us a good idea that if/when Pettitte returns he will be returning to the Yankees and not the Texas Rangers.

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2 Responses to Pettitte Will Likely Return to Yankees Next Year

  1. Tanned Tom says:

    For sure we need Andy back. I no longer care whether Jeter returns or not, there's no point in paying a singles hitter like Carl Crawford. What I'm really waiting for is the surprise announcement that the Yanks have traded A.J. Burnett for Carlos Zambrano.

  2. #1yankeegram says:

    We have to have Andy…and Jeet will sign also when all is said and done. But AJ? Would love to trade him but who would take him? Mickey Mouse would be better!

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