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Why Did Andy Pettitte Get a Better Yankees Offer Than Mariano Rivera?

Pettitte and Mariano Rivera will both be in pinstripes in 2013. But after Pettitte agreed to a one-year deal on Wednesday with reports breaking on Thursday that Rivera’s deal could be done by Friday, many have been left with one lingering question:

Why is Andy Pettitte getting a bigger deal than Mariano Rivera?

The short answer is this: He isn’t—at least not if Rivera stays healthy next season.

Pettitte’s deal , according to the New York Daily News, is for one year at $12 million. Jayson Stark of ESPN.com reported on Thursday that Rivera’s deal was expected to be between $11 million and $12 million, but Jon Paul Morosi of FOXSports.com tweeted the deal was lower:

The Daily News was also reporting ...

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