Waiting on Andy
Once upon a time, Andy Pettitte‘s return to the Yankees almost seemed like a problem. The Yankees already had one man too many for their starting rotation, and with Freddy Garcia and Phil Hughes pitching well in the spring, it was hard to see how an even bigger bottleneck would be sorted out by adding Pettitte to the mix as well. Oh what a difference a month makes. These days, of course, Hughes and Garcia have been terrible in the regular season while Michael Pineda is officially out for the season without throwing a single pitch in a game that counted and, suddenly, Pettitte’s return feels like less of a heartwarming human interest story and more like a crucial piece of the Yankees’ 2012 season.