As I'm sure you've all heard by now, Andy Pettitte has declined his 2008 option. Pettitte says that he needs more time to figure out what he wants to do.
"Obviously we want Andy to stay with the Yanks and pitch for us in '08," general manager Brian Cashman said last night. "In fact, I'd say I need him to. He's an important piece for us...I appreciated the fact that he called me directly. He's not ready to make a decision about playing or retiring yet, and he's earned the right to take some more time as far as we're concerned." (Feinsand, Daily News)
In 2003, I was all for the Yankees moving on without Pettitte. Now, it's crucial that the Yankees keep him. Go figure, man.