Here’s the conference call audio from Andy Pettitte:
and Brian Cashman:
Andy was with his agent, Randy Hendricks. Cashman then got on and gave a series of extensive answers to questions about the book and Pettitte. Basically, it was a negotiation. They wanted more, the Yankees wanted to pay less. In the end, they made a deal.
Other news: Jorge Posada was in New York today to get his his shoulder checked. He did his throwing program at the Stadium and Cashman said he is progressing well. Mariano Rivera has not yet started his throwing program and will be brought along slowly in spring training. Hideki Matsui will be a rehab player as well. Cashman said he isn’t concerned with Godzilla.