How bad did Hiroki Kuroda want to be a Yankee?
Via Andrew Marchand, Hiro had received offers of multiple years (guaranteed or by player option) but decided to return to the Bronx. This is actually Kuroda's 4th MLB contract, and each time he's left money on the table. Goes to show you that Hiroki is more about comfort than he is about making the most money, something that makes him different than the vast majority of pro athletes.
Friday, November 23, 2012
According to the greatest source in the world, a "personal friend" of Andy Pettitte to Jon Heyman, the Pettitte decision is expected to come by the end of next week. The Yankees have yet to offer Pettitte a contract this off season but with Hiroki Kuroda back in the fold the Yankees feel confident that Andy will give us one more year. I personally feel confident that 12 starts plus two in the post season and 75 IP is not going to be enough to get that out of Andy's system or we would have already heard that he is retiring but maybe that is just the fan in me and wishful thinking. I know that sour taste that Detroit left in our mouths also cannot hurt the Andy decision so next week cannot come fast enough.