Thursday, February 3, 2011
Andy Pettitte set to announce retirement on Friday, leaving the New York Yankees with some big shoes to fill.
As the first member of the "core four" of Yankees to retire, Pettitte, Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera and Jorge Posada, this seems to be the sign that management needs to look towards the future and rebuild with some young talent.
Having seen the team through some incredible years, Pettitte will retire with 203 wins, placing him third on the Yankees' all-time wins leaders list just behind Whitey Ford and Red Ruffing.
Leaving a huge hole for the Yankees to fill, Pettite will be missed.