Monday, December 6, 2010

Cash: I think Andy is leaning towards retirement

From Chad Jennings:
When the season ended, Andy Pettitte told Brian Cashman that he was leaning toward retirement. As far as Cashman is concerned, that’s still the case.

“I talked to his agent about it maybe a week to 10 days ago, that position hadn’t changed,” Cashman said. “That’s where it’s at as of right now.”

Pettitte’s retirement decision is nothing new, but a stated preference for staying home is unprecedented.

“That’s the first time he’s ever done that, told me that directly,” Cashman said. “That’s not an official anything, other than that he’s a very honest communicator. I just think that as every year goes by, that tug is a lot harder.”

We're not going to know one way or another until he decides so I'm going to keep an open mind. However, this report is a bit unsettling. Cashman probably knows Andy better than most and if this is his read on the situation there's a good chance he's right.

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