Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Kernan: Posada Open To Playing Somewhere Else Next Season

From Kevin Kernan:
Jorge Posada will turn 40 this season. This is not the end of the line, though. If all goes well in his new designated-hitter role, Posada wants to come back to the Yankees again in 2012.

If they don't want him back, Posada admitted, it would be difficult after playing in the Yankees organization his entire career, but he would look elsewhere to find a place to play.

"I feel like I can keep playing, I feel like I can still contribute," Posada told The Post yesterday.

"That's the toughest one," Posada said of the possibility of moving to another team. "I really don't want to go anywhere else. I would like to stay here."

If the Yankees closed the door on him, though, and Posada still thought he could contribute, he said he would look to other teams.

"I would, if it's the right situation," he explained. "It's got to be the right situation."
I hate the idea of Posada playing anywhere else, but at the same time it's unfair to blame him if the Yankees don't want to bring him back and he feels like he can still play. I hope it doesn't come to that.

Either way, now isn't really the time for this discussion, I just wanted to pass along the quote to you guys. There will be plenty of time for this after the season is over, but for now it's time to focus on Opening Day and the season ahead.

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