Andy Pettitte is a free agent who we all know can handle pitching in New York. Could the Mets be making a play for the longtime Yankee?
According to Jon Heyman, an unnamed team supposedly has a three-year, $36 million offer on the table for Pettitte.
Hopefully, that team is not the Mets.
I would take Pettitte on a one year contract worth $8 million, though he likely won't sign for that. How about a two year deal worth $14 million? It's a bit off from this suggested $12 million a year he's supposedly getting from Team Anonymous (which I suspect doesn't exist). Pettitte also supposedly turned down a one-year, $10 million offer from the Yankees.
Last year, he was on the mound for 204 innings. The three years before that he threw 215.3, 214.3 and 222.3 innings respectively. Don't expect his ERA to dip below 4.00, the last time that happened was in 2005 with Houston when he put up a spectacular 2.39 for the year.