As the New York Yankees’ season came to an end last night after a game five loss to the Detroit Tigers, Jorge Posada contemplated his future with the team. Posada is at the end of a four-year contract, which means that the Yankee stalwart could have just played his last game in New York.
After the team’s playoff loss last night, an emotional Posada only managed to answer a few questions from reporters. Posada said:
“I don’t want to look at it like (I’ve played my last game with the Yankees.) We lost, and we’ll see what happens in the off-season… They have been awesome. The fans have been unbelievable to this team and to me.”The New York Times reports that an emotional Posada spoke for a little over three minutes before tears came to his eyes and he cut the media session short.
Yankees manager Joe Girardi, who was also emotional when talking about Posada, said:
“He was awesome. He’s had a tremendous career and I’m sure he’s going to play, and I don’t know what’s to happen.”This was the final year in Posada’s 4-year, $52 million contract, and according to ESPN, it is unlikely that Posada returns.
The Yankees want “to open up the DH position as a place to rest Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter and others… the expectation is that Posada will not be offered a contract for 2012.”In 344 at bats during the regular season Posada hit 14 homers and 44 RBIs. During the five game stretch against the Tigers, Posada was the Yankees best offensive weapon. He went 6 for 14 for a .429 average.
Do you think the New York Yankees will say goodbye to Jorge Posada?