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News of the Day – 11/29/08
Posted By Diane Firstman On November 29, 2008 @ 9:51 am In Diane Firstman,News of the Day | Comments Disabled
Back from my day off, and armed with this news:
“Some,” Colletti wrote in an e-mail about the level of the Dodgers’ interest in Pettitte, who said often at the end of the season that he didn’t want to work for any team other than the Yankees in 2009.
Pettitte apparently has changed his mind after not getting a deal done quickly with the Yankees.
With Monday’s deadline for offering salary arbitration to their free agents looming, the Yankees are faced with a dilemma now that Pettitte has expanded his choices beyond retirement or the Yankees.
If the Yankees offer Pettitte arbitration and he accepts (Dec. 7 is the deadline), he is a signed player and his one-year salary would be determined through the arbitration process.
Considering that is based on the past two seasons, Pettitte would receive an increase from the $16 million he made last year. The Yankees have balked at signing Pettitte, whom they view as a back-end starter, because he doesn’t want to take a pay cut.
Should the Yankees not offer Pettitte arbitration they wouldn’t receive two draft picks as compensation – a first-round pick from the team that he signs with and a sandwich pick.
Pettitte’s dance with the Dodgers could be a ploy to get the Yankees to give him the $16 million he wants.
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 News: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/2008/11/27/2008-11-27_cc_sabathia_buyers_beware_100_million_pi.html
 LoHud: http://yankees.lhblogs.com/2008/11/28/ranking-the-yankees-1-20/
 Post’s: http://www.nypost.com/seven/11272008/sports/yankees/dodgers_see_opportunity_for_pettitte_141125.htm
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 River Ave. Blues: http://riveraveblues.com/2008/11/black-friday-with-the-yankees-6078/
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