The deadline for being offered arbitration is Monday, and the Yankees have yet to act on Andy Pettitte's contract status. He's said in the past that he wanted nothing to do with any other team, but perhaps being reconnected with his old boss, Joe Torre, could help to change his mind. George King of the New York Post sent along an email to Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti, asking him what the Dodgers' level of interest was in the veteran left-hander. "Some," was his reply.
I guess he just likes being succinct. You know, we started the season, yada yada yada, traded for Manny, yada yada yada, and then it was over!
If the Yankees decide to offer Pettitte arbitration, he'd end up making more than $16 million. While he's a nice player whose had a very solid career, can you really justify paying that much money to 37 year-old-to-be who compiled a below average ERA last year?
From the Dodgers perspective, I still think Pettitte has enough gas left in the tank to help them, especially when he'd be helped by the move back to the NL and into a pitcher's park this time around.
Hat-tip: MLB Trade Rumors