A slight majority of fans don’t think the Yankees can win the AL East without Andy Pettitte in their rotation.
It’s already Jan. 3 and Pettitte still hasn’t decided if he wants to keep playing. This marks the fifth straight offseason in which the Yankees have had to wait for the southpaw to make a decision.
He reached an agreement with the Yankees in December three of the last four years, but waited until Jan. 26 to return in 2008. So fans are in luck after all, I guess.
The latest on Pettitte came from Mark Teixeira, who told reporters his latest text exchange hinted at Pettitte retiring.
Assuming Pettitte doesn’t return, are fans really counting the Yankees out of the division race? We know the Red Sox will be good, maybe not 116-win good, but they’ll be more competitive than last year if healthy.
Still, I think the Yankees have a great team and currently have room in the payroll to upgrade at the midseason trade deadline.
Next poll: On Opening Day, who is the Yankees’ setup man?