Friday, February 4, 2011
Its Official: Andy Pettitte Retires
Its official, Andy Pettitte has announced his retirement from baseball, and will not pitch this season. I'm happy for Andy, because it seems like he's been wrestling with retirement for a few years now. He's finally at that point, and who can blame him? He wants to spend more time with family, and he's certainly has that right. Where that leaves the Yankee rotation is basically where it was prior to his retirement only without the speculative hope that Pettitte may return. I think the good thing is that we're not left wondering. We now know that he is not coming back, and we need to pull our attention to the next pipe dream. My new pipe dream is actually an old one, Felix Hernandez. Once the Mariners start sucking this year, I think the Yankees can make a strong push for him. I'd say June or July perhaps.