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Fenway
10-31-2007, 12:53 PM
Pettitte is one player I believe

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/baseball/mlb/10/30/bc.bbn.pettitte.ap/index.html

HOUSTON (AP) -- Pitcher Andy Pettitte isn't ready to say whether he will exercise his option to play for the New York Yankees, but he's certain that if he doesn't play for them he won't play for anyone.

"The New York Yankees committed an awful lot of money to me and put it in my hands, gave me a player option and trusted me with that option," Pettitte said in a story posted on Houston television station KRIV's Web site. "It probably wouldn't be real honorable for me not to do anything other than if I shut it down, shut it down or go back and play for the New York Yankees."

Paulwny
10-31-2007, 01:45 PM
Pettitte is one player I believe

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/baseball/mlb/10/30/bc.bbn.pettitte.ap/index.html

HOUSTON (AP) -- Pitcher Andy Pettitte isn't ready to say whether he will exercise his option to play for the New York Yankees, but he's certain that if he doesn't play for them he won't play for anyone.

"The New York Yankees committed an awful lot of money to me and put it in my hands, gave me a player option and trusted me with that option," Pettitte said in a story posted on Houston television station KRIV's Web site. "It probably wouldn't be real honorable for me not to do anything other than if I shut it down, shut it down or go back and play for the New York Yankees."

I thought Pettitte was one of the yankees who said he wouldn't return if Torre left?
Add Mariano Rivera to the list, it's all about the dollar. Rivera has let it be known that he wants to end his career as a yankee however, he made it clear that he wants to be treated with respect. Does he mean respect = more $$$$$$$ ?

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/yankees/2007/10/31/2007-10-31_mariano_rivera_hopes_to_stay_with_yankee.html

Nellie_Fox
10-31-2007, 02:49 PM
...however, he made it clear that he wants to be treated with respect. Does he mean respect = more $$$$$$$ ? Absolutely. In pro sports talk, any time a player says it's about respect, it's about money. Money = respect, respect = money.

Paulwny
11-06-2007, 09:08 AM
Pettitte is one player I believe

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/baseball/mlb/10/30/bc.bbn.pettitte.ap/index.html

HOUSTON (AP) -- Pitcher Andy Pettitte isn't ready to say whether he will exercise his option to play for the New York Yankees, but he's certain that if he doesn't play for them he won't play for anyone.

"The New York Yankees committed an awful lot of money to me and put it in my hands, gave me a player option and trusted me with that option," Pettitte said in a story posted on Houston television station KRIV's Web site. "It probably wouldn't be real honorable for me not to do anything other than if I shut it down, shut it down or go back and play for the New York Yankees."

Well, now we'll see how it goes:
Pettitte declines option:
http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/yankees/2007/11/06/2007-11-06_andy_pettitte_declines_player_option_wit.html

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Will Andy Pettitte stay or will he go?
That question remains undecided despite Monday night's somewhat surprising announcement that the lefthander is declining his $16 million option for 2008. But unlike Alex Rodriguez, whose tenure in pinstripes ended abruptly when he opted out of his contract, the Yankees are still hoping to bring Pettitte back next season.

russ99
11-06-2007, 11:30 AM
Wow, I'm surprised he wouldn't consider going back home to Houston again, especially if buddy Clemens retires and takes his longstanding personal services job with the Astros... Guess it's all about the cash for Pettitte.

Plus the Astros really need a #2 guy to balance the rotation.

soxinem1
11-08-2007, 07:57 PM
Wow, I'm surprised he wouldn't consider going back home to Houston again, especially if buddy Clemens retires and takes his longstanding personal services job with the Astros... Guess it's all about the cash for Pettitte.

Plus the Astros really need a #2 guy to balance the rotation.

I'm not surprised at all.

Pettitte has one little stat no one says much about, and that is he has NEVER had a losing record in MLB. He knew in 2007 HOU would have a **** team, and they may well again in 2008.

SOXPHILE
11-09-2007, 08:54 AM
It struck me as odd that he went back to the Yankees in the first place. I had heard a rumor or two, back when he went to the Astros, that his wife was the reason he left New York. I guess she demanded that he get out of New York to save their marriate, due to...umm...some "Bill Belichick type behavior" with another woman there.