Saturday, January 21, 2012

Posada To Officially Announce His Retirement On Tuesday

Wait, What? They Traded Montero & Need A DH?

Borrowed from one of our partners, River Avenue Blues, about Jorge Posada officially calling it a career on Tuesday . Here is the write up. 

Via Mark HaleJorge Posada will announce his retirement at a press conference on Tuesday. We heard this was coming a few weeks ago, but now it will be made official. I don’t know the exact time or place of the press conference, but I’ll liveblog it if possible.
The now vacant DH spot had some thinking that Jorge could change his mind and come back for another year, but that won’t happen. “I’m not getting ready for another season,” said Posada to Dan Martin recently. “I tried and it wasn’t in me. I’m still fighting it, but the more I did, the more I realized I’m not gonna play.” Sadface.

Very excited to see Posada go out when he obviously needed to and very excited to see him go out as a New York Yankee. I had a write up about his declining defense in 2009 and 2010 and his DH abilities, or lack there of, but I decided the man has done enough for all of us to forget that and celebrate a great career. The question I pose to you, our fans, is this:

Is Jorge Posada a Hall of Famer? Yes or no?