Andy Pettitte was put back on the roster when he accepted arbitration last week. His contract is now official and the Yankees will have a conference call with the big lefty this morning.
Brian “Ask Hank” Cashman will not be doing the call, unfortunately.
Pettitte will pitch for $16 million in 2008. At some point, the Yankees will get around to admitting they have signed Mariano Rivera and Alex Rodriguez. We should hear about LaTroy Hawkins around the Super Bowl.
Exchanged a few e-mails with Chien-Ming Wang yesterday and wrote today that he wants a multi-year deal with the Yankees.
It’s a mystery to me why the Yankees don’t sign players like Wang and Cano to long-term deals. The Indians have done that with their players and the Mets made team-friendly deals with Jose Reyes and David Wright.
But the Yankees wouldn’t do it for Derek Jeter, so they’re probably not doing it for Wang and Robinson Cano.
Finally, Japanese outfielder Kosuke Fukudome signed a four-year deal with the Cubs. The Yankees were never interested and it’s probably just as well. I’m trying to picture what John Sterling’s home-run call would be for him.
“It is high, it is deep … ”
I better stop there and keep my job. Just dropped a lot of money on Christmas presents.