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Pettitte coming back for at least $10M

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08:11 AM ET 11.28 | Andy Pettitte isn't ready for another retirement just yet. According to a source, Pettitte has decided to pitch in 2013, ending his six-week deliberation about his future. "He has committed to playing next year," the source said. Now it's up to Brian Cashman and Pettitte's agent, Jim Murray, to hammer out a deal for the lefthander. Sources said the Yankees are expected to give Pettitte $10-11 million next season, a substantial raise from the $2.5 million he earned in 2012 after coming out of retirement. Although Pettitte hadn't made any official decision before Tuesday, the fact that the 40-year-old recently began working out to see how his body felt was an indication that he had received the blessing of his wife and children to pitch next season.

New York Daily News

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November 28, 2012  08:34 AM ET
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Why?

Because they need to spend some money.

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November 28, 2012  08:42 AM ET
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$10 million will buy a lot of PEDS.

Yes. Yes it will.

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November 28, 2012  09:04 AM ET

Only in America can a 40 year old pitcher earn 10 million next year with an worn out arm.

November 28, 2012  09:07 AM ET

Just keep sucking that cash cow nipple.....if the Yankees are dumb enough to give it to him why not take it....

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November 28, 2012  09:32 AM ET

I didn't know people got paid to come back for Old-Timer games.

November 28, 2012  09:42 AM ET

For one year? Sure. What are the the options for a middle of the rotation starter?

November 28, 2012  10:00 AM ET
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For one year? Sure. What are the the options for a middle of the rotation starter?

They could always sign Dice K.

November 28, 2012  10:12 AM ET

Seems like a sensible signing to me. Pettitte proved he could pitch at a high level last year. Durability is always a risk. But given Pettitte's track record and a full offseason of training, the Yankees have every reason to expect him to hold up. I think that he and Mo will be extra motivated to make their last seasons memorable. If the Yankees get a bounce-back year from Nova, or Pineda recovers well form his injury (and lays off the snacks!), they might be in a position to do some damage next year.

November 28, 2012  10:14 AM ET
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They could always sign Dice K.

Ha!!

November 28, 2012  10:16 AM ET
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They could always sign Dice K.

That is just plain mean.

November 28, 2012  10:18 AM ET
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That is just plain mean.

Yeah. that was kind of cold.

November 28, 2012  10:24 AM ET

Andy can still pitch and you'll see when he's out there on the mound pitching against your team.

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November 28, 2012  10:51 AM ET
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Of this there is no doubt..he will be right behind Roger Clemens in the Yankee rotation

<Susyn Waldman faints>

November 28, 2012  11:33 AM ET

Let him pitch for as long as he wants. He is a good pitcher. Every time I try to watch him pitch in Oakland he gets injured or does not pitch. Hopefully in 2013 that will change. If he keeps winning he may end up a hall of famer.

 
November 28, 2012  11:38 AM ET
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I didn't know people got paid to come back for Old-Timer games.

this can only happen at the bronx, why?? too many old guys in the roster,,

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