Unless you've been living under a rock the last few weeks, you know that the Yankees haven't exactly had a great winter with free agent acquisitions. And now, there's furthur proof that offseason failures could also lead to a disappointing 2011 season.

Ian Begley from ESPNNewYork.com is reporting that first baseman Mark Teixeira has kept in touch with pitcher Andy Pettitte throughout the offseason, and that the 38-year-old hurler is "leaning toward retirement." This story echoes the same thoughts Yankees GM Brian Cashman had about a month ago right before the MLB Winter Meetings.

While Pettitte is supposed to be entering the "twilight" of his career, he is coming off one of the best seasons of his storied career. The lefty finished with an 11-3 record and a 3.28 ERA in the regular season, as well as a 1-1 record with an ERA under 3 during the playoffs.