Yes I said it. I want Posada back in pinstripes. But not as an actual player, if that’s what you thought. No, since I believe the Yankees are going to primarily use Jesus Montero as the DH in order to get him his at-bats, and also use the DH spot for older players to get a half-day off such as Alex and Jeter, there really is no room for Posada on this team. But if the Yankees bring him back as a coach, well that could change.
Jorge will forever be remembered as one the key members of the “Core Four”, which also include Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, and the retired Andy Pettitte. This Core Four is the main reason the Yankees won five championships from 1996 to 2009, three of them being from 1998-2000. Jorge has always been a fan favorite. ; A proud Boricua, taking charge behind the plate, and showing power on the plate.
But sadly, those days of seeing Posada behind the plate, catching the Yankee pitchers are gone 😦 Luckily, he went out with a bang, getting the winning hit that clinched the division for the Yankees in that double-header game against the Rays. He also was one of the very few Yankees who consistently hit in the postseason.
So what’s next for Jorge? Well it very well seems like the Yankees will re-sign him to be a DH or anything. That’s why I want Jorge to come back as a coach. He was never the best defensive catcher, but he was pretty darn good. I have always admired Jorge, and I think he would be an excellent mentor to all of these young catching kiddies the Yankees have in the farm system. He would be contributing to the team, he would still be able to see all his friends on the team and be a part of the Yankee community, just in a different way.
Like I said, Jorge will always be a Yankee favorite and a Yankee legend no matter what happens. But the story isn’t over yet. I really think the Yankees should at least consider bringing him in as a coach. I think he would be wonderful at it 🙂