Andy Pettitte Speaks, Still Unsure About Yankees Return 11


Andy Pettitte on if he knows about his future yet via Brian Costello of the NY Daily News:

“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.


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11 thoughts on “Andy Pettitte Speaks, Still Unsure About Yankees Return

  • Robert G. Kramer

    This latest bit of Pettitte news is encouraging to me. It sounds like he's come back to neutral after leaning toward retirement.

  • NYYank55

    Enough already!!! I love Andy as much as the next guy and appreciate his competitiveness throughout his career. But this "indecision" is really starting to irk me and many NYY fans as well. This is not Green Bay or Minnesota, and the longer he stalls in making a decision the more fans he is going to alienate.

    Andy keeps talking about doing what is right for his family. Well, what kind of a father and husband leaves $12-15 million on the table? Especially when we're only talking about one more year. I'm sure at this stage of the game one more year will not make that big of a difference. Plus he would get the chance to say good bye on the big stage. A sort of farewell tour if you will. But this waffling has got to STOP!!! Crap or get off the crapper already!!!

  • Mike S.

    A friend of mine brought it up before Christmas. I wondered about it myself. ESPN1050 in NYC mentioned it today or yesterday.

    Could Clemens’ upcoming federal perjury trial (this summer) be impacting Pettitte’s decision? Would Andy be called to testify?

  • michael occhipinti

    if andy really wanted to retire i think he would have actually done it by now.he still is an effective pitcher and he knows he is needed.my bet is he will come back.

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