Cashman On (Retired?) Pettitte
At a fundraiser in mid-Manhatten for prostate cancer, Yankee GM Brian Cashman, while bar tending, had some enlightening words on the status of Andy Pettitte, a pitcher the Yankees REALLY need this year. Here are some of his revealing words...
"He's made a decision to retire. He's decided not to play. If he decides to play, I think that's the rub. The only thing is, I'm left to constantly talk about it because I have to fill a void in the rotation. The obvious area to ask about is Andy Pettitte. He's not delaying anything, he's not pushing us back, he's not hurting us," Cashman said. "He was honest up front from the very beginning. Of course we'd like him to play. He cares deeply about this franchise, whether it's in 2011 or 2020. He wants us to always win and be successful. He knows he'll always be a Yankee, but whether he decides to pitch again is what's at issue. He has, at this stage, decided not to pitch."
Fun and family in Texas may just seem more inviting to Andy now. We wish him the best (off the ball field). You can click on this post's title for something about our Red Sox. There's news...Boston landed another pitcher. Click on this post's title and look to the right side of screen. As always, BE WELL.