"I think we’re good enough to go all the way, I really do. I’m at the point where, if I didn’t feel like we had a chance to win it deep down, I wouldn’t do this. I feel like we’ve got a certain group of guys that are still there and that know how to win and know how to get it done, and we can go do that."
The other things that ever-aging the Yankees will be able to do next year:
- Collectively qualify for Medicaid
- Darn their stirrup socks
- Expound on why New Coke was actually better than Coca Cola Classic
- Quote every line fromthe original Wall Street
- Enjoy JAG reruns
In signing Pettitte, the Yankees made what we all more or less already knew was going to happen official by inking him to a one-year, $12 million deal. It seems like a shrewd move for Brian Cashman to make, as New York ended up committing just the single year and a reasonable salary to a pitcher who finished last year with a 2.87 ERA and a 69/21 K/BB ratio in 12 starts last year. Of course, Pettitte will turn 41 in June, so the deal isn’t without risk.
However, when taken into consideration alongside Huroki Kuroda’s one-year, $15 million contract that was finalized last week, it becomes that much better of a deal for New York, who will begin next season with CC Sabathia, Kuroda, and Pettitte at the top of the rotation. Sure, the team is getting even older than it was last year, but there will be no shortage of Nirvana tunes and Singled Out re-runs playing in the clubhouse.