Andy Pettitte didn’t call Torre to ask about pitching for the Dodgers. His agents called Ned Colletti. Joe then called Andy. “I jumped at it,” Torre said. “I took the opportunity to let him know we have interest.”
Pettitte told Torre he wanted to stay with the Yankees. “They’re his first choice,” Torre said.
Torre also spoke to Joe Girardi said. He said he firmly believes that Girardi will be better in his role next season. “He had a lot of pressure on him,” said Torre, who is very close with Girardi. “I think it ate on him a little bit.”
Torre talked about how difficult it can be for a young manager to come to a successful team with established players.
Torre also said he felt Robinson Cano could bounce back because he’s too talented not to.