How did Yanks let it come to this?
The Astros couldn't outbid the Yankees so they played up the local angle with Pettitte, who grew up in Houston.
This is not to suggest that the deal is done and the parties are merely waiting to announce it. No, the feeling is that the final details will be hammered out in the course of the next several hours. Astros general manager Gerry Hunsicker and Pettitte's agents, the Hendricks Brothers, are all optimistic that their hard work on this deal will pay off very soon. "I'd be disappointed if we weren't able to get anything done as far as we've gone," Hunsicker told Ortiz.
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