Andy Pettitte will not be ready by Opening Day, but will he be ready by mid-season?

Months of rest, vacation, and time seem to not be enough for Andy Pettitte. He continues to leave fans and the Yankees anticipating his decision to return for the 2011 season.

After Brian Cashman told reporters that Pettitte is “choosing at this stage to not start 2011,” Pettitte’s decision seems to be made up. But why hasn’t he announced his retirement yet?

Or at least stated to his team and fans his decision?

His uncertainty is something the Yankees and fans can be optimistic of. Although there has been no talk about Andy Pettitte starting mid-season, this is something that can benefit both the Yankees and Pettitte.

The door is open for a mid-season comeback, and if awaiting a final decision by Pettitte means he needs more time to decide whether he will return mid-season, then I am prepared to wait. His Clemens-like comeback is a decision that will be beneficial to everyone. 

Here are 10 ways Andy Pettitte and the Yankees are better off if he decides to sign mid-season. 

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