Big News!!!!

Astros expect major offer from YankeesBy JOSE DE JESUS ORTIZCopyright 2003 Houston Chronicle ANDY PETTITTEPitcher Age: 31Date of birth: June 15, 1972Place of birth: Baton Rouge, LAHT: 6-5 WT: 225Bats/Throws: L/LSalary: $11,500,000MLB Seasons: 8Drafted: NY Yankees in 1991 (22nd round). Barring a tremendous recovery by Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, the Astros will complete their deal to lure veteran lefthander Andy Pettitte to pitch close to his Deer Park home today. Either way, Astros owner Drayton McLane anticipates the decision to be made by "mid-morning." The Astros and Pettitte's agents, Randy and Alan Hendricks, are mutually optimistic a deal can get done to land Pettitte in Houston for the next three years. McLane, who has monitored the situation closely since general manager Gerry Hunsicker stepped up the negotiations last week, wouldn't divulge the terms of his offer. LINK

i am not a happy Yankees fan

i'm a happy baseball fan...no petitte no sheffield no arod, no schilling, no championship

Go MLB

3 years, $31.5 million. It's about what they would have had to pay Wagner, and you get the added bonus of the experience that 4 rings gives you. Kent last year, Pettitte this off-season, what's next??

**Leaves to go find a #46 Astros jersey**

astors are going to be sorry they ddint sign Darryl Ward and Juan Aceveido go Pirates woohooo!!!

LOL.

They traded away Daryle Ward last winter :)

and they are upset about it still

More news in the 'stros organization.

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+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++Owner Drayton McLane has stepped up his efforts to bring Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan further into the Astros' fold, meeting with the legendary right-hander Dec. 1, the Houston Chronicle reported. McLane has vowed to reach an agreement with Ryan, who has had a personal services contract with the Rangers. Ryan already is affiliated with the Astros as the owner of Houston's Double-A affiliate, the Round Rock Express, which will likely become the Astros' Triple-A affiliate in 2005. "The only thing I can say is to just confirm that Drayton has had an exploratory meeting with Nolan about the possibility of him helping the organization in some type of adviser capacity," general manager Gerry Hunsicker told the newspaper.

_Owner Drayton McLane has stepped up his efforts to bring Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan further into the Astros' fold, meeting with the legendary right-hander Dec. 1, the Houston Chronicle reported. McLane has vowed to reach an agreement with Ryan, who has had a personal services contract with the Rangers. Ryan already is affiliated with the Astros as the owner of Houston's Double-A affiliate, the Round Rock Express, which will likely become the Astros' Triple-A affiliate in 2005. "The only thing I can say is to just confirm that Drayton has had an exploratory meeting with Nolan about the possibility of him helping the organization in some type of adviser capacity," general manager Gerry Hunsicker told the

newspaper.

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/clubhouse?team=hou

Pettitte is trying to convince Clemens to come to Houston instead of retiring...

*** waiting for a red sox fan's optimistic prediction of a world series win****

sox for the series!!!

lol... and there he is.

Looks like the ARod for Manny deal is off

Tom Hicks, the rangers manager can go fuck himself! let his team keep losing all that money!