Andy Pettitte was asked whether the Yankees needed to get Johan Santana. He gave an interesting answer:
â€œI guess there has been a lot of speculation that we need a true power arm, ace or whatever. I disagree with that,” he said. “I think Wang is an absolute stud. I think he is an ace. I understand he struggled in the postseason but thatâ€™s going to happen. Iâ€™ve struggled in the postseason before then come back and pitched extremely well. … To say we need (Santana) to be successful, thatâ€™s hard for me to say.”
Pettitte later said that pitching in 2009 at the new Stadium is something in the back of his mind.
UPDATE, 11:19 p.m.: Pettitte signed a one-year deal for $16 million, no option for 2009. He essentially took the same deal that was in the option.