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Old 11-05-2007, 10:02 PM
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Andy Pettitte opted out of his contract and declined $16 million. Amazing trust between him and the Yankees. He's not sure if he wants to retire or not, so he opted out so NY could get a roster spot open. His agent says if he comes back they will make an agreement w/ NY within 24 hours.

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Old 11-05-2007, 10:06 PM
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If he doesn't want to be a Yankee, the Yankees don't want him.
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Old 11-05-2007, 10:35 PM
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If he doesn't want to be a Yankee, the Yankees don't want him.

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lol at equating this situation with the A-Rod situation.
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Old 11-05-2007, 10:45 PM
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If he doesn't want to be a Yankee, the Yankees don't want him.

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lol at equating this situation with the A-Rod situation.

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Because I'm being 100% serious.

Also, this is actually awful for the Yankees. Teams are only allowed to sign a limited about of type A or B free agents depending on the amount of free agents in a given class. I assume Pettite would be at least a B, probably an A? I'm not sure of the class size, but I think it's a pretty small or moderate class, which would limit the Yanks to 3 A/B free agents.
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Old 11-05-2007, 10:49 PM
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Re-signing Mo and Posada will use up 2 of their free agent signings.

This could be a blessing in disguise [img]/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]
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Old 11-05-2007, 10:49 PM
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If he doesn't want to be a Yankee, the Yankees don't want him.

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lol at equating this situation with the A-Rod situation.

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Because I'm being 100% serious.

Also, this is actually awful for the Yankees. Teams are only allowed to sign a limited about of type A or B free agents depending on the amount of free agents in a given class. I assume Pettite would be at least a B, probably an A? I'm not sure of the class size, but I think it's a pretty small or moderate class, which would limit the Yanks to 3 A/B free agents.

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Considering that he actaully talked to Hank Steinbrenner and Cashman before doing this tells me that the Yankees are OK with him taking his time. Besides, this free agent class sucks anyway.
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Old 11-05-2007, 11:04 PM
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Re-signing Mo and Posada will use up 2 of their free agent signings.

This could be a blessing in disguise [img]/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]

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Yeah, this could save us from a really bad Hunter/Jones signing.
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Old 11-05-2007, 11:13 PM
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Default Re: Pettitte opts out

I've never heard of this limit per class, could anyone elaborate on it? I know of the designations of A/B and the draft picks, I just didn't realize your signings were limited.
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Old 11-05-2007, 11:17 PM
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I've never heard of this limit per class, could anyone elaborate on it? I know of the designations of A/B and the draft picks, I just didn't realize your signings were limited.

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I didn't know about this either. Is this part of the new CBA?
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Old 11-05-2007, 11:19 PM
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http://www.metsblog.com/2007/10/30/e...ompensation-2/

Edit: It's the last bullet point.
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