Yankees close to re-signing Pettitte on a 1-year, $11 million deal

It looks like workouts went well for Andy Pettitte because Buster Olney of ESPN has reported that he and the Yankees are close to finishing a one-year $11 million deal.

This is great news for the Yankees, who will not only have their pitching rotation returning next season, but get it in place in time for the Winter Meetings next week so they can now focus on other aspects of their roster heading forward without worrying about the rotation or their budget concerns.

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4 Responses to Yankees close to re-signing Pettitte on a 1-year, $11 million deal

  1. Mike Sommer says:

    While I love seeing Andy and Mo back, my biggest concern is of a team getting too old. Jeter (39 next June), A-Rod (38 next July), possibly Ichiro (39), Ibanez (41 next June), Kuroda (38 next spring), Ibanez (41 next June), Chavez 35, Mo (43), Pettitte (41 next June). …. and if they all hit the wall at the same time? It's nice seeing a bunch of legends play, but you can't make every game an "old timer's game". At what point does a team become too old?

  2. Mike Sommer says:

    While I love seeing Andy and Mo back, my biggest concern is of a team getting too old. Jeter (39 next June), A-Rod (38 next July), possibly Ichiro (39), Ibanez (41 next June), Kuroda (38 next spring), Chavez 35, Mo (43), Pettitte (41 next June). …. and if they all hit the wall at the same time? It's nice seeing a bunch of legends play, but you can't make every game an "old timer's game". At what point does a team become too old?

    • Hardcore Yankee Fan says:

      What other viable options are there? Their prospects aren't ready. No exciting young free agents who are even remotely cost effective. I'm hearing $25M+ a year for 6 years for Greinke, a guy who has barely been slightly above average over the last three years. I wouldn't mind taking a run at Hamilton (and putting Cano out to pasture) but that would be an AAV of $25M+ making the 2014 budget difficult and he has plenty of risks that the team would be taking on.

      The good thing about all those guys you mentioned (except ARod) is that they will all come off the books at the end of 2013. Of course, Jeter has a player option which I assume he will exercise for 2014.

      • Mike Sommer says:

        That is the problem. There should be viable options. Blame the farm system. Because, as I mentioned, if they all hit the wall at the same time, things could get ugly.