Tuesday, January 6, 2009
AL NEWS: PETTITTE NIXES YANKEES' OFFER
They broke the bank in the last couple of months to sign C.C. Sabathia, A.J. Burnett and Mark Teixeira to long term deals and even re-upped with Chien-Ming Wang for one year. But the Yankees aren't willing to go above and beyond the one-year, $10 million deal they offered Andy Pettitte, who has performed so well for the team in past post-season play. With his rejection of the Yanks' offer and if the Mets' pursuit of Derek Lowe is unsuccessful, Pettitte might present an intriguing option for General Manager Omar Minaya to consider, along with other available free-agent lefties Oliver Perez and Randy Wolf and job-searching righties Jon Garland and John Smoltz.
Posted by Gil Griffin at 12:21 PM