“I don’t,” Pettitte told The Post fresh off his two-week vacation in Hawaii. “I’m just chilling out, hanging. I’m relaxing. If I had something, y’all would know. If I knew exactly what I was doing, y’all would know.”
“I don’t want to be a story,” he said. “I really don’t want [the Yankees] to worry about me. I just want them to go, just go on.”
There you have it, Pettitte himself doesn’t know what he’s doing so at this point you can’t really listen to those to assume that they know. It does certainly sound like he’s ready to retire though. When somebody says ‘go on without me’ it doesn’t sound like they’re going to come back.
Even that much is pure speculation though. If he knew he was going to retire he would have said it already. We’re just going to have to wait until he makes an announcement.
We do know that if he does decide to come back he’ll have a raise waiting for him. He made $11.75 million last year and the Yankees seem ready to offer him at least $12-$13 million perhaps more.