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Posted by: nwyankees on Feb 3, 2011 at 05:03:50 PM

Even though Andy Pettitte is retiring, and the Yankees will truly miss him in the rotation, the Yankees still have starting pitchers capable of holding their own until the trading deadline.

They will be without his patented stare down, has always clutch play in big-time games, and one of the best pick-off moves of all-time, but he is retiring in a classy way.  He is not continuing to play past when he is still productive and is retiring before Spring Training which is what a former Yankee was not able to do. It was unfortunate that Cliff Lee choose to pitch for the Phillies instead of the Yankees, but they were wise to sign Freddy Garcia and even Bartolo Colon to minor league contracts.  Since there were not many free agents worth signing it made sense to gamble low even though

Posted by: nwyankees on Jan 27, 2011 at 02:56:26 PM

Andy Pettitte should keep in mind how his good buddy Roger Clemens dealt with the topic of retirement and try and do the opposite.  The Yankees could really use his talents back in the Bronx, and he has a 12 million offer on the table which he would be wise not to turn down if he wants to further cement his Hall of Fame credentials.

He should make his decision before Spring Training so that the Yankees will be able to be fully prepared for the season.  It makes sense that he wants to spend more time with his family but he should give himself one more chance at a World Series.  The addition of Rafeal Soriano only increases his chances of adding to his current 240 win total.  Given that he has so many reasons to come back, he should come to the realization that leaving