Yeah, I realize most people won't think of Andy Pettitte as an Astro first. They'll think of him as a Yankee, which is probably why he chose to un-retire to join said New York Bombers.
Petttitte sat out all of last season and now will have to work his way back through the minor leagues before he makes a big league appearance. If he does make the majors, Pettitte can earn up to $2.5 million, which is a lot of money, but the kind of change the Yankees spend on middle relievers. If they can get a starter for that cheap? That's a steal.
There's also an outside shot that Pettitte could get to 250 victories this season. At 39, his durability will be a question, but I wonder if that magic round number might bump his Hall of Fame credentials up a little more. Pettitte has won at least 10 games in every season he's been in the majors, with the exception of 2004, when he missed a big chunk of time with an elbow injury in his first season in Houston.
I'd like to see the big Deer Park guy end up in the Hall, even if it'll be wearing a Yankees uniform.