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Cashman: The Yankees need Pettitte

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Nov 05, 2007 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

“Obviously we want Andy to stay with the Yanks and pitch for us in ’08,” Brian Cashman said a few minutes ago. “In fact I’d say I need him to. He’s an important piece for us.”

Cashman spoke to Pettitte for approximately 15 minutes and told him the Yankees would give him time to decide. The $16 million deal remains on the table. But as Cashman builds his roster, he will need a decision sometime in the next two months.

“We’ll have to talk about that,” Cashman said. “Right now, believe me, I understand where he’s coming from. We’ll wait.”

Direct from the lobby of the hotel, here is Cashman talking about Andy Pettitte’s decision to decline his option for 2008:

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