Much to the chagrin of Yankee fans everywhere, Bob Klapisch announced today that the team “heard it from a friend” of Andy Pettitte’s that the lefty will retire following a solid-but-injury-plagued 2010 campaign. Though he does say that this “friend” told the team this three weeks ago and the Yanks are still waiting on an official announcement from Andy himself.
It seems to me that this is some sort of negotiating ploy for the free agent, so, as Jimmy Dugan would say, avoid the Klap.
However, Craig Calcaterra chimed in with a conflicting report and said sources close to Pettitte expect that the 38-year-old will return for the 2011 season.
I don’t know what to believe anymore.
In conclusion, there is really no new news on whether or not Pettitte will return for a 17th MLB season. Thanks for jerking us around with all these different rumors, MLB writers.