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Saturday, December 27, 2008

Pettitte's offer still on table

Anthony McCarron spoke to an anonymous Yankee official about the fifth starter spot. According to the official, Andy Pettitte's one-year, $10 million deal is still in effect. But the Yankees aren't so sure he'll return.

Now that the Yanks have landed their new first baseman, the odds of Pettitte being a Yankee next year are "55-45 against," according to a baseball official familiar with the Yanks' plans.

Instead, the official said, the Yankees may turn to Phil Hughes, who blew his chance in the rotation last year because of a combination of injuries and ineffectiveness, as a starter behind CC Sabathia, A.J. Burnett, Chien-Ming Wang and Joba Chamberlain. Hughes is still considered one of the Yankees' best young players, and many in the organization are eager for him to have another shot.

"It's less likely" that Pettitte returns, the official said on condition of anonymity. "Most (Yankee executives) are thinking of another direction."
Your time is running out, Andy.

Would you be confident in Phil Hughes manning the fifth starter spot?


She-Fan said...

Is there a deadline for Andy? I would think once we get into January, it's deal or no deal.

Anonymous said...

Joe says....
Did Andrew just use the words "Phil Hughes" and "manning" in the same sentence? As a Giant fan, I am perturbed.

Anonymous said...

If the Yankees want to turn younger, id suggest leaving the nose out on this one. Sure he is an innings eater, but we can save 10 million dollars on the 5th rotation spot with Hughes or Aceves going for it.

Raven King said...

"The Yanks have some surplus set-up relief to spice up a trade and I do not think it is inconceivable that they could try to do a huge trade that would include Wang, who is two years from free agency."

Do you think Joel Sherman was drunk or just joking?

Andrew Fletcher said...

Sherman says some wacky things sometimes, Raven. He's good for news, but I wouldn't believe anything he speculates.

Joe: Sorry, I didn't even realize I did that. All apologies to Mr. Manning. Go Giants!

Anonymous: I agree. I totally forgot about Aceves. I don't know if he can replicate what he did at the end of the year, but he could be a viable option out of spring training if he pitches well.

Jane: I haven't heard anything about a deadline, but it definitely seems like the Yankees are getting impatient.


Hughes got pounded in AAA

Check this out, search: IronPigs stomp Yankees



Hughes, Kennedy Headed To Scranton?


Duane Figueroa said...

I have seen Pettitte doing his job in a good way. But i think Joel Sherman would joke on this serious thing.

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