It seems even the man who some think could be the primary reason Andy Pettitte might join the Dodgers doesn't think he's going to be playing there in 2009. When asked about the possibility, Torre reportedly responded by saying, "I don't think that's going to happen."

From Newsday's Ken Davidoff:

While Torre and Pettitte have a strong relationship built during those championship years, Torre said that he didn't initiate contact with Pettitte this offseason, and that he thinks Pettitte's strong desire is to return to the Yankees. Pettitte, nevertheless, has refused to agree to a $10 million salary for 2009, after making $16 million each of the last two seasons.

"I talked to Andy," Torre said. "His agent had called the Dodgers to find out about interest, and that's when I called him. I had talked to Andy much earlier, asking him to come to my (Safe at Home) Foundation dinner. He was always married to the Yankees, the excitement playing for the Yankees.

Seems more and more like any inquiry by the agent into the Dodgers' interest in Pettitte was simply a move to draw in a competitor and bump up the Yankees' offer a bit.