Monday, January 9, 2012
The Yankees news silence was broken last week with the announcement that Jorge Posada has chosen to retire. There had been talks that the Rays were interested in him, and honestly I wouldn't have been mad if he signed somewhere else had he felt like he had more left in the tank. He's certainly earned the right to leave the game on his own terms. And he did, forever a Yankee. There will be lots of talk about his Hall of Fame credentials and his accomplishments as one of the great Yankee catchers. It was hard seeing him relegated to such a limited role last season, and even to see how little respect the Yankees seemed to have for him last year. Regardless of what happened though, Posada joins Pettitte, as one of the homegrown greats from the dynasty era. For those interested, Chris Jaffe at the Hardball Times wrote an article on Posada's career highlights worth reading.