As Pettitte and Rivera exit, Yankees face uncertain future

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After 15 seasons in the Bronx, Andy Pettitte bid farewell to Yankees fans on Sunday afternoon.

After 15 seasons in the Bronx, Andy Pettitte bid farewell to Yankees fans on Sunday afternoon.

Every team faces uncertainty, but most do not have $189 million -- and, remember, that is a cap to which the Yankees will limit themselves for just one season -- with which to address it. As much as Andy Pettitte and Mariano Rivera will be missed, we would be wise to hold the wreaths and consoling phone calls to the Yankees and their fans until we hear the sound of dirt landing upon pinstriped cherrywood.