Brandon Tierney and Scott Ferrall, yesterday on SNY’s WheelHouse, prior to the Yankees game last night, discuss whether or not Andy Pettitte should retire after this season. Here’s the video:
Me? I think Andy Pettitte has learned many things at the knee of Roger Clemens. And, this includes the “I’m going to retire. I’m not going to retire – if you’re willing to pay me well” trick. It would not shock me to hear about Pettitte possibly retiring at the end of every season for the next five years. Should he retire? Hey, he’s left-handed and durable. There will always be a need for starters like that – even if they’re not Cy Young Award quality. As long as someone is willing to pay, and he wants to keep making money, why should he retire? Should he return to the Yankees? Well, if Mussina goes, I think the Yankees have to bring Andy back. You cannot count on Kennedy and Hughes for next season. That leaves Wang and Chamberlain. The Yankees will need bodies for the rotation next season. So, why not bring Pettitte back?