The Yankees have been waiting patiently for Andy Pettitte to make up his mind on whether or not he will pitch in 2011 or retire. We know they want him, they’ve even made it known that they’re willing to offer him a raise to come back, but they haven’t said much about it.
Well it seems like the Yankees general manager could be getting anxious.
Read this quote Erika Heyer published in the Trentonian yesterday:
“Andy has talking about being home for years,” said Cashman. “Being from Texas and having to be in New York for six months out of the year can be hard because he has kids and he’s missing important time with them. He’s opting not to play right now but that might change it might not. I told him don’t ‘Brett Favre’ us. You got to be all in and fully dedicated to play. Do I need him? I need him, but I don’t want him to play if his heart’s not in it.”
Pettitte told the Yankees to go on without him, but realistically without another obvious starter available he is making it hard. They would like to sign Freddy Garcia or Bartolo Colon, but realistically they don’t want to and wouldn’t have to if Pettitte would just come back.
That could be the reason why nothing has happened with the rotation despite Cashman saying that the rotation was the priority since the day the playoffs ended.
Pettitte has got to make up his mind.