Interesting Take

Bob Klapisch posted this article the other day speculating that Andy Pettitte is going to retire because of the upcoming Roger Clemens trial.

It’s an interesting theory and certainly worthy of consideration. Andy is going to have to admit to lying in his original statements about HGH when he is called to testify and he will have to confront his current/former friend Roger Clemens. If he is still an active player, he would then have to return and face the press in the clubhouse. As a private citizen he can certainly avoid a big chunk of that scrutiny.

Ultimately, we will probably never know the reasons, but it sounds like Andy Pettitte is finished. He hasn’t started throwing which is a pretty big sign and he said the other day “I really don’t want [the Yankees] to worry about me. I just want them to go, just go on.” That sounds like a guy ready to hang it up to me and the Yankees had better wake up to that possibility.