Early Injuries Plague the New York Yankees Starting Lineup

The New York Yankees haven’t won a World Series title in seven years. Since then, the team has drastically transformed from a great team, to simply a team with potential. The retirement of players like Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, and Jorge Posada have been hugely felt by the Yankees, and it has been a process to find talented players to create a decent starting lineup. Rookie...
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QUIZ: New York Yankees career leaders in games played

Can you name the top 10 leaders in games played for the New York Yankees?
November 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Analyzing the trade market for Gary Sanchez

The New York Yankees have always had a great abundance of catchers over the years —  Yogi Berra, Thurman Munson, Joe Girardi, and who could forget, Jorge Posada. Truth be told, 2016 is no different. The Yankees currently have Brian McCann, who finished first in home runs among catchers in 2015, and John Ryan Murphy […]
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November 09, 2015  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Most RBI in postseason history by position

Can you name the career postseason RBI leader by position? Note: Outfielders are not broken out by LF, CF and RF since the top three leaders all started games in the postseason at different outfield positions. There is a two-player tie for the lead at 2B. RBI totals listed to the right of player name.
October 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Letter to the Editor: Yankees need gimmick

Herald News (Passaic County, NJ)August 31, 2015 Monday  Dear Editor,As a New York Yankees season ticketholder for nearly 30 years, I was in the Bronx last week watching theYankees lose a game 15-1. Besides the atrocious score, I had trouble deciding which part of the experience that night bothered me the most. Was it not getting a cap for my son on Cap Night because the Yankees give...
September 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Derek Jeter and Jorge Posada Were Gay for Each Other?

We’ve all got skeletons in our closet and, according to former New York Yankees assistant equipment manager Paul Priore, the team has enough to fill all three Yankee Stadiums and, for good measure, the Polo Grounds as well. Until his dismissal from the team in 1997 (Priore claims he was fired because he revealed he was HIV positive), the author of Abused by the New York Yankees...
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September 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Yankees retire Pettitte's No. 46 in pregame ceremony

NEW YORK -- Andy Pettitte had his No. 46 retired by the Yankees on Sunday, one day after longtime teammate Jorge Posada was honored by New York. Known for his intensity as a pitcher, Pettitte was visibly emotional as the team unveiled his plaque in Monument Park at Yankee Stadium during a pregame ceremony. Pettitte made a nearly 12-minute speech and talked about his first experience...
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August 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Evaluating Andy Pettitte and Jorge Posada’s Hall of Fame chances

Last week I looked at the Hall of Fame chances for members of the 2015 Yankees and identified several current players who appear perched on the Cooperstown borderline. Meanwhile, this weekend shone a spotlight on a pair of retired Yankees whose career numbers also put them at the Hall’s doorstep: Jorge Posada and Andy Pettitte. Pettitte and Posada, half of the so-called Core Four...
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August 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Retiring Numbers a Rare Task for Tribe

With the Cleveland Indians in town this weekend, the New York Yankees are eliminating two more numbers from the already long list of digits never to be worn again by the storied Major League franchise. Saturday, the Yankees retired the number 20 worn by longtime catcher Jorge Posada in a ceremony prior to the game, a 6-2 win by the hometown team. On Sunday, left-handed pitcher Andy...
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August 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Yankees retire Posada's No. 20 in Monument Park

NEW YORK (AP) The Yankees most recent championship teams were built around a group of players that came to be known as the ''Core Four.'' There was the suave leader Derek Jeter, the homespun starter Andy Pettitte and the classy closer Mariano Rivera. Jorge Posada was the fiery one. He spoke his mind in a clubhouse of singularly focused players. The catcher called out teammates and...
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August 22, 2015  |  Discuss

The 2015 vs 2009 Yankees: Looking back at the 2009 ALCS

One of the many perks of being a Yankees fan is that, when the team is struggling in a series, it’s usually always possible to look back to a happier series against that same opponent. With the Yankees struggling against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, a flashback to 2009, when the Yankees beat the Angels 4-2 in the A.L.C.S, on their march to the their most recent World Series...
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July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Voodoo Yankeenomics: The sickly, anemic Yankees are second in MLB in overall runs scored per game

Numbers can't lie, right?No lie: The Yankees are 4th in MLB in runs scored, and second in runs-per-game.So where are the Yankees stashing all these runs? Do they have an offshore account in the Cayman Islands? Are they moving them late at night into underground silos, and shuffling them onto Superfund cleanup sites? WHERE ARE THEY KEEPING THEIR RUNS?Aside from mighty Toronto, which...

Yankees announce Old-Timer’s Day lineup and no ‘Core Four’ members on roster

The New York Yankees on Thursday announced the lineup of former Bronx Bomber greats expected to attend Old-Timer's Day on June 20 when Willie Randolph will be honored with a plaque in Monument Park. This year's Old-Timers' Day will feature its usual share of former icons and legends. Seven Hall of Famers will be involved, including Yogi Berra, Wade Boggs, Whitey Ford, Rich "Goose...
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June 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Jorge Posada: Company Man

Jorge Posada has a book coming out, so he’s had a few moments in the media spotlight this last week to plug his memoir, “The Journey Home: My Life In Pinstripes.” Despite being an insane Boston Red Sox fan, I always liked Posada. I say this as a disclaimer so that you are clear that my following response to Posada is not just opportunistic Yankee-bashing. I still like Posada...
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May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

A thing like that: Why I loved, loved, loved the series finale of "Mad Men"

Stan's reaction when Peggy says she loves him.Warning -- there are "Mad Men" spoilers in this Squawk. And very little baseball talk. Be forewarned. * * * Wow! That last episode of "Mad Men"  was amazing! I was worried that Matthew Weiner, a former "Sopranos" writer, was going to end the show in an ambiguous way (read: running out of ideas and not being able to come up with...
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May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Who would win in a celebrity boxing match between Jorge Posada and Pedro Martinez?

So, Jorge Posada has been in the news a lot this week, thanks to his new book, and the interviews he has done about them. The A-Rod kerfuffle regarding his remarks has been all over the news this week, so we don't need to rehash the whole thing, other than to make two quick points: Contrary to  Posada's claim on Boomer and Carton that he was "cornered" into saying what he did...
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May 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Jorge Posada and Hall of Fame hot takes

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May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Jorge Posada apologizes for disparaging comments about Alex Rodriguez

Jorge Posada took to the radio waves Thursday to apologize for unflattering comments he made about Alex Rodriguez in which he disparaged his former New York Yankees teammate’s Hall of Fame credentials. Posada, who ripped A-Rod during an interview Wednesday on “CBS This Morning,” insisted on WFAN’s “Boomer & Carton” radio program that he felt...Read More The post...
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May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Posada: Umps would fart on me behind plate, but I got 'em back

For a guy who hasn't played since 2011, Jorge Posada has sure been in the news quite a bit lately. He's currently on a book tour. He told "CBS This Morning" on Wednesday that former teammate Alex Rodriguez does not deserve to be in the Hall of Fame because of his admitted PED use. And he was accused by Pedro Martinez of igniting the famous brawl in which Martinez tossed Don Zimmer...
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May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Doesn’t Sound Like Jorge Posada is Fond of Alex Rodriguez

Former Yankees catcher Jorge Posada is making his rounds these days because he is promoting his new book which chronicles his time in Pinstripes. To that end, Posada was on CBS’ “This Morning” today where he was asked about his […]
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May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Jorge Posada: Alex Rodriguez should not be allowed in Hall of Fame

Former New York Yankees catcher Jorge Posada played alongside Alex Rodriguez for eight seasons. The two do not seem like very close friends. During a segment with “CBS This Morning” that aired on Wednesday, Posada was asked if he believes known performance-enhancing drug users should be allowed into the Hall of Fame. His answer was...Read More
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May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Posada: A-Rod, Roger Clemens shouldn't be in Hall of Fame

By Sam Galanis Plenty of people already think that Roger Clemens and Alex Rodriguez don’t deserve a spot in the Baseball Hall of Fame, and you can add their former New York Yankees teammate Jorge Posada to the list. The retired catcher, who spent his entire 17-year career in pinstripes, is on tour promoting his new book. And on “CBS This Morning” on Wednesday, Posada had...
May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Jorge Posada says Alex Rodriguez should not make the Hall of Fame

Just when Alex Rodriguez was having a good season on the field and a controversy-free one off of it, ex-teammate Jorge Posada comes along and say that A-Rod shouldn't make the Hall of Fame. In an interview with "CBS This Morning" to promote his new book, Posada was asked if players who used steroids should be in Cooperstown. "No," Posada answered without hesitation. He elaborated...
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May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Jorge Posada: Alex Rodriguez shouldn’t be allowed in Hall of Fame

Jorge Posada may have been Alex Rodriguez’s teammate for several seasons with the New York Yankees, but that doesn’t mean he has a very flattering opinion of one of baseball’s biggest pariahs. The former Yankees catcher blasted A-Rod while promoting his new book, “The Journey Home: My Life in Pinstripes,” during an appearance on CBS’...Read More The post Jorge Posada...
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May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Sorry, folks, but Jorge Posada sounds like a crybaby in his new book

Oh, goody. I am in a secure undisclosed location tonight – you will hear about it in due time, but I cannot yet reveal what I was doing this evening! But when I heard that my old New York Daily News colleague Sherryl Connelly had the scoop on Jorge Posada’s new book:  The Journey Home: My Life in Pinstripes, I figured it was worth getting on the ol’ laptop and writing a Squawk...
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May 10, 2015  |  Discuss
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