Andy Pettitte has declined his option, according to Pete Abe, though he still may re-up with the Yankees—it’s either that or retirement, according to his agents, the Hendricks brothers. By declining the option, he gives himself more time for his decision, though the Yanks probably aren’t happy to be waiting on his decision. Depending on your perspective, this is either a disaster (he was the team’s best 2nd half pitcher) or a blessing (it clears the way for Hughes, Chamberlain, and Kennedy to join the rotation along with Wang and Moose). Big news. Talk amongst yourselves.