On the heels of signing C.C. Sabathia, Brian Cashman met with Andy Pettitte in Texas presumably to hammer out a deal. It has been revealed that Andy’s agents rejected a $10 million one year deal previously, and they are pushing for Andy to make exactly what he did last year: $16 million.
Of course, Andy doesn’t deserve that type of money anymore, and Andy had said to the MEDIA that money wasn’t an issue. Why does Andy allow himself to be pulled in many directions and have people speak for him?
Let’s hope Cashman and Andy can meet somewhere in between- maybe $12 or $13 million for 2009 because I really don’t want Derek Lowe or Ben Sheets (injury prone) to become Yankees.
In other news, the Braves and Yankees are officially bidding for A.J. Burnett‘s servives- it looks like A.J. will get big money and a lot of years from one of those teams.
It looks like Cashman wants a 2009 Yankees pitching staff to be:
with Phil Hughes and Alfredo Aceves as fill-ins.
Ben Sheets and Derek Lowe are backup plans if A.J. or Andy don’t resign.
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