Given the Yankees recent indications of fiscal restraint, the Bronx Bummers are leaning towards not resigning Andy Pettitte to a one-year deal. Pettitte wants $16 million. For 14-14 with a 4.54 ERA (the AL average was 4.44), the Yankees are strongly encouraging Honest Andy to take a $6 million pay cut.
Says Kat O'Brien of Newsday:
Still, even the Yankees have limits. As of midday Wednesday, a final decision had not been made on whether the one-year, $10-million contract offer to Pettitte still was on the table. An inside source said the Yankees at that point were inclined to stick with their team as is.
Pettitte seems willing to move down from $16 million, but not as low as $10 million. You know what the cost of living in Deer Park is, don't you? So if Pettitte gets pissed about getting the cornhole from the Yankees, could he grow disgruntled and take it out on the NL Central? Would you even want him to?