Jorge Posada will announce retirement soon

The Yankees Core Four is down to two.

After 17 seasons in the majors and five World Series rings, Jorge Posada is set to announce his retirement within the next two weeks, according to Sweeny Murti of WFAN.

There was little doubt that Posada’s Yankees career was over, but the catcher who will at least get Hall of Fame consideration was reluctant to call it quits. Over the past few weeks we’ve heard rumors attaching his name to the Rays, Marlins, and other clubs. Like Bernie Williams, in the end Posada couldn’t do it and will finish his career as a lifelong Yankee.

I’m going to miss Posada, but after a year in which he turned 40 and had a measly .315 OBP and .714 OPS, he was done.

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2 Responses to Jorge Posada will announce retirement soon

  1. DSRG says:

    Retiring is the right call. We all knew he would look wrong wearing a uniform other than pinstripe.

  2. John says:

    Exactly. Wouldve hated seeing him DH for a 90plus loss As or Orioles.
    He was bad last.year.but after 17 years with a 374 obp it probably dropped after.the 315.
    He will be missed alot, I dont feel like he ever got his due from the general baseball public.
    Several writers tweeted that he is a better HOF candidate than people think.
    We will see but this was the right time.