I recently asked Yankees Rumor Royalty winner Dan Graziano about free agent Andy Pettitte. Graziano covers the Yankees for the Newark Star-Ledger.
MLBTR: What’s your best guess on Andy Pettitte’s decision for 2008?
Dan Graziano: Among the players I’ve ever covered, if there’s one who might leave a guaranteed $16 million on the table in exchange for early retirement and an increase in time at home with his family, it’s Andy Pettitte. However, I don’t believe there is such a player. My gut says Andy will agonize for a while — maybe even long enough to scare the Yankees into adding another year or an option to the deal — and then come back and play for the Yankees for $16 million in 2008. But that’s a guess. Which is all I have, and all you asked for.