Air not so apparent

Will 2004 be Joe Torre's last as manager of the Yankees? If so, it could also serve as a test run for his successor.

Originally Published: November 5, 2003
By Bob Klapisch | Special to ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- The Yankees are only a few weeks into their offseason refurbishing project, and already a fresh rumor weaves its way through the Pinstripe community at the rate of one a day:

Andy Pettitte, who met with the Astros on Tuesday and is also being pursued by the Red Sox, has thrown his last pitch as a Yankee. Or maybe not.

Alfonso Soriano has played his last game at second base, ready to begin a new career in the outfield in 2004. Or maybe not. He could be part of a trade ...

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