Jorge Posada To Announce Retirement

Jorge Posada will announce his retirement within the next two weeks, a source tells Sweeny Murti of WFAN (via Twitter).  Previously, it was reported that Posada wanted to continue playing in 2012 if he could find the right situation.

Posada spent his entire 17 big league career with the Yankees after being drafted by the club in the 24th round of the 1990 draft.  The catcher hit .273/.374/.474 for his career with 275 home runs.  In total, Posada earned five All-Star nominations, including his resurgent 2007 campaign.  That year, Posada hit .338/.426/.543 with 20 home runs and finished sixth in the voting for AL MVP.

According to Baseball Reference, Posada earned more than $117MM lifetime from the Yankees.  The catcher re-upped with the Bombers prior to the 2008 season with a four-year, $52.4MM deal.

Two weeks ago, the catcher's father said that Posada was receiving interest from the Rays, Phillies, and Orioles.  It's unclear how strong the interest was from those clubs as he didn't seem to be a clear fit for any of them.  The O's were said to be after someone who could catch everyday if neccessary and the 40-year-old Posada likely couldn't provide that.


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163 Comments on "Jorge Posada To Announce Retirement"


3 years 6 months ago

Surprise!

Guest
3 years 6 months ago

i wasnt expecting him to go anywhere else, he is a lifetime yankee, and had a great career, but his playing days are definetely over.

Jon Melton
3 years 6 months ago

Not a Yankee fan but a baseball fan and he was a great Yankee,  numbers alone wont get him in the hall but the 5 Rings just might.  Its a rare thing to have a player play a whole career with one team and i am sure they loved him all the more for it.

Red_Line_9
3 years 6 months ago

The Yankees are one of the rare organizations that can possibly afford to keep their players together for an entire career.  People can say what they want about the Yankees, but they pipelined some major talent out of that farm system in the 1990s.  Sure, they spent money that only they could afford to spend….but the greatest parts of those teams were built from the system.  I got tired of their domination, but it was interesting for a few years…after they’d been fairly lousy since the early 80’s.  Those early teams with Wetteland, Brosious, Williams, O’Neill..etc were exciting.  To me something changed once they started really pouncing the FA market with Giambi and Rodriguez.

Vmmercan
3 years 6 months ago

It’s more like Kevin Brown and Giambi…The Yankees’ pounced the trade market with A-Rod.

Red_Line_9
3 years 6 months ago

My bad, you’re right…but it seemed to change the complexion of the team and the team chemistry.  Scott Brosious certainly wasn’t A-Rod….but the Yanks seemed to have a deeper soul when he and Paul O’Neill were on the team.

jjs91
3 years 6 months ago

brown was traded also

Vmmercan
3 years 6 months ago

haha sad, you’re right. I guess we can call it the Jaret Wright Experience then. 

Vmmercan
3 years 6 months ago

Or Carl Pavano.

jjs91
3 years 6 months ago

The worst part is i remembered wanting both to sign that season

3 years 6 months ago

I never knew Posada has 5 rings.You must of started watching baseball in 1998

jjs91
3 years 6 months ago

If he started watching in 98 he would only known of 4 instances of the yankees winning the ws so i dont get your joke…

Lastings
3 years 6 months ago

Hip Hip Jorge! Finally, it was about time he called it a career.

3 years 6 months ago

I would say something good about him, but he’s a Yankee, so I can’t.

bonds2425
3 years 6 months ago

I wish I could like this comment 1,000,000 times.

wintwins
3 years 6 months ago

you can. Make 1,000,000 accounts

3 years 6 months ago

I would say something good about him, but he’s a Yankee, so I can’t.

Joveoak
3 years 6 months ago

Not surprised at all.  The verdict in New York for Posada was either retirement or wearing a non-Yankee uniform.

MaineSox
3 years 6 months ago

Probably for the best at this point.  Even as a Sox fan I’ve always liked Posada, but it’s time.

towney007
3 years 6 months ago

I hope Jason Varitek is somewhere hearing this, too.

towney007
3 years 6 months ago

I hope Jason Varitek is somewhere hearing this, too.

3 years 6 months ago

Great career. he shouldnt drag it out forever like some do. Thats 2 of the “core 4″ gone! 

Melvin McMurf
3 years 6 months ago

hope he can live off the 117 million he made over his career

3 years 6 months ago

I agree about time I hate that little winey excuse for a catcher oh but wait I hate all Yankees couldnt even stand Reggie even after he made the wisest choice in his career becoming an Angel still hated him cause he was a Yankee

Rangersfan32
3 years 6 months ago

Jeff Mathis ftw!

jjs91
3 years 6 months ago

Why do the angels and angels fans hate offensive catchers?

MB923
3 years 6 months ago

Boo hoo hoo.

3 years 6 months ago

Why don’t you concentrate on the teams in your own division?  Not a team that has beaten you ONCE in the playoffs in the last two decades.  Not to mention, the Angels have the greatest record against the Yankees in the last fifteen years.  Hater in the house…

3 years 6 months ago

Big fan of Sado, he got a lot of flack last year and I’m glad he was able to show off a bit in the post-season even if it was brief.  I’m glad he will retire a life long Yankee and look forward to seeing him one day at Old-Timers’ Day.  Congrats on a great career!

LifeLongYankeeFan
3 years 6 months ago

Thank you Posada on a great career I’m glad u didn’t decide to end up playing anywhere else

bonds2425
3 years 6 months ago

It wasn’t his decision. No one would even look at him. That’s how bad he was.

LifeLongYankeeFan
3 years 6 months ago

Thank you Posada on a great career I’m glad u didn’t decide to end up playing anywhere else

Leonard Washington
3 years 6 months ago

Congrats to Posada! All the respect in the world for the guy. He was a life long Yankee and played the game the right way. Enjoy your retirement Posada. HOF.

Leonard Washington
3 years 6 months ago

Congrats to Posada! All the respect in the world for the guy. He was a life long Yankee and played the game the right way. Enjoy your retirement Posada. HOF.

3 years 6 months ago

It’s best this way. He’s a lifetime Yankee and that’s how it should be.

Blake_HawksWitt
3 years 6 months ago

He had a great career and I liked when he fought Jesse Carlson.

philpbarnes
3 years 6 months ago

Good for him. Would have been wrong to see him wearing another teams jersey. 

YanksFanSince78
3 years 6 months ago

I salute you! Congrats on a borderline HOF career. Now mentor Montero and teach him how to master the art of being a below average C who manages to have a great 15 year career.

JacksTigers
3 years 6 months ago

He had a very good career. There’s no taking that away from him. But a borderline HOF career? I don’t really see any stats to back that up. Of the core four, Jeter and Rivera are HOF’s, but Pettitte and Posada are not.

jjs91
3 years 6 months ago

Only 5 catchers in the history  of the game have put a a bwar over 4 for 6 seasons, i’m sure offensively he is top ten in evry offensive catergory for catchers as well.

Devon Henry
3 years 6 months ago

Agreed. 275 HR  273 AVG under 1000 Runs are NOT Hall of fame material. This is like me saying Torii Hunter is a HoFer right now he has better stats in nearly every category but he is obviously not in yet.

jjs91
3 years 6 months ago

Hunter isnt a catcher though, and until he starts hitting  .200 i doubt your manager will let him try it out

YanksFanSince78
3 years 6 months ago

not to mention bat avg and runs aren’t the best ways to judge someone. 

3 years 6 months ago

It seems to be a consensus that Posada is a borderline borderline hall of famer. At least you don’t have to worry about an asterisk next to his name when you talk about him a few years down the road. 

arod188
3 years 6 months ago

Congrats on a great career Jorge. I do not believe you are a Hall of Fame catcher, but you are without a doubt a Hall of Fame Yankee. There have been very few players in MLB the last 15 years that have been as fiery and passionate as you about the game and about winning. Enjoy retirement, you earned it. Congratulations

michael hughes
3 years 6 months ago

He had a hell of a career, probably a little short of the hall of fame but a great player. I was never a Yankees fan but it was hard to follow baseball as a kid in the late 90s/early 200s and not be a fan of Jorge.

Leonard Washington
3 years 6 months ago

Jorge is def borderline HOF, and I see him getting in. Just a guess though. Guy was a great offensive catcher and has alot of rings. He should get in.

Kevin
3 years 6 months ago

It’s about time

Matt Giorno
3 years 6 months ago

Great player great player have a great retirement

wintwins
3 years 6 months ago

and if Bernie makes it I’m boycotting baseball

jjs91
3 years 6 months ago

same and saying worse players are in isnt a good defense

3 years 6 months ago

He won’t. Its still the Hall of Fame, not the Hall of Very Good.