Yankees Notes: Pettitte, Rivera, Jeter, Crawford

A few notes about the Bronx Bombers' own free agents and a potential offseason target…

  • Andy Pettitte told Matt Musil of KHOU.com that at the moment, he's leaning towards retirement.  "Right now, I can tell you my heart's right here in Deer Park," Pettitte said.  "If something happens and I play one more year that would be it. It would be one more year and that would be it."  The southpaw also confirmed that if he does return in 2011, he would only pitch for the Yankees.
  • Mariano Rivera and his representatives haven't indicated if the closer is looking for a one- or two-year deal from the Yankees, tweets FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal.
  • Baseball as a whole is better served by having Derek Jeter remain a one-team star for his career, argues MLB.com's Alden Gonzalez.
  • Benjamin Kabak of the River Ave Blues blog doesn't think New York should acquire Carl Crawford "when they already have three of the top outfielders in the American League."

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