Andy Pettitte And His Future

Bernadette PasleyContributor IDecember 29, 2010

ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 22:  Andy Pettitte #46 of the New York Yankees looks on from the dugout late in the game against the Texas Rangers in Game Six of the ALCS during the 2010 MLB Playoffs at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on October 22, 2010 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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If we are to believe what we read, Andy Pettitte still has not made up his mind as to whether he'll pitch in 2011, although he is leaning toward retirement; from what I've been reading on blogs and on Twitter, most Yankee fans want him to return.

I'm not so sure that is a good idea.

Pettitte is 38 years old and even though he had a good year in 2010, he suffered a groin injury during the regular season and back stiffness during the playoffs.

Who's to say this (or something worse) won't happen in 2011?

Anyway, I think Pettitte is taking too long to make up his mind. The Yankees need to give him an ultimatum. Tell him to decide by a certain date and, if he has not decided by then, the Yankees should cut their losses and move on.

Very simple—but then again, that wouldn't be showing the patience Brian Cashman has been talking about.

I don't care. He needs to decide.

Now. Got that, Andy?