Jorge Posada didn’t hide his feelings on whether or not former teammates Alex Rodriguez and Roger Clemens, among other PED users, should be in the Hall of Fame.
That was Posada’s answer was asked directly if he believes that Rodriguez or Clemens deserve to be in baseball’s Hall of Fame.
“I don’t think it’s fair,” Posada told “CBS This Morning” on Wednesday. “I really don’t. I think the guys that need to be in the Hall of Fame need to be a player that played with no controversy.”
Posada is on a book tour for his new autobiography “The Journey Home: My Life in Pinstripes”. People on book tours often look to say headline-making quotes; after all, it always gets them a plug for their book, and in turn creates more money for them. But it sounds as if Posada is still bitter about the 2003 MVP voting. A vote he wouldn’t have won if it weren’t for Alex Rodriguez anyway.
Rodriguez won the MVP in 2003, a year in which Posada finished third in voting. Carlos Delgado finished second.
“I was almost there,” said Posada.”You know what could’ve happened if … you know, it’s tough. It’s really tough.”
Posada, a five-time All-Star, will return to Yankee Stadium on May 24th for the retiring of Bernie Williams’ No. 51. Posada will have his number retired on August 22nd.