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DieHardCubbie wrote:I have had a feeling that he would end up with the 'stros....definately will keep them near the top of the NL Central....Might slightly hurt Pettite's value though....pitching half his games in Minute Maid Park.....
HOOTIE wrote:Pettitte's run support numbers the last 4 years is so off the charts, he should spend a week in Vegas. Translation, Andy has been lucky, and shouldn't be close to his prior won loss record if he leaves NY.
shortsavage 12/2/03 wrote: Wasn't Steinbrenner pulling to trade Pettitte last fall ? Wouldn't Houston's offer be a good opportunity for Pettitte to get back at Steinbrenner for loosing confidence in him and to take some wind out of the Yankees' sail ? My prediction is that Pettitte will surprise the baseball world and sign with his home town team .
wrveres wrote:If on the off chance he does find himself in the NL Central, his value will most definetly plummett ... Looking at this career numbers don't suggest anything 'great'. His W/L looks nice, but considering the run the Yankees have been on, a great pitcher would have had alot more wins.
The Yankees continue to sound confident that they'll re-sign Pettitte. But officials of two clubs who have spoken recently with either the Astros or Pettitte's agents, Randy and Alan Hendricks, say they think Pettitte's chances of landing in Houston are stronger than ever.
The Astros have continuously denied that they've made an offer to Pettitte. But one NL executive says his understanding is that Houston has let Pettitte know informally that if he's serious, they're prepared to pay him $30 million over three years.
And an executive of one AL club went so far as to predict that Pettitte will sign with the Astros.
"This guy has already made a ton of money," the executive says. "And he's a family guy. He's not a New York guy. He's done the New York thing and done it very well. But my feeling is, if three for $30 million is there from Houston, he'll take it."
If Pettitte does listen to his inner Texan, don't look for the Yankees to turn to Kevin Brown. According to clubs that have spoken to the Yankees and Dodgers, that option was alive only as part of a three-team or four-team deal that would have ended with Richie Sexson in L.A. Once Sexson became a Diamondback, that killed the Brown-to-New York plot lines.
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