There were a few notable stories from yesterday that should be highlighted this morning. Enjoy!
As most of you are well aware, Jorge Posada officially retired from Major League Baseball yesterday. And no, I don't think he'll be making a Brett Favre type of comeback. Whether he got to this point because he couldn't pay another team for his services or he actually felt in his heart of hearts that he was done, Posada's realized he's no longer of service.
"Playing for the New York Yankees has been an honor," he said. "I could never wear another uniform."
Despite his recent decline as he aged, I'll always remember him as the catcher of the Yankees that I grew up with. It was a pleasure to watch him play and his leadership will be missed.
- Mixed emotions about Kim Jones leaving her position as a reporter for the YES Network after seven years. I'm sure Michael Kay is likely crying in a corner somewhere in New York City tonight. There's speculation Kim may land a job with NFL Network or fill a more meaningful role with WFAN. Wherever she ends up, best of luck.
- Brian Cashman thinks that Jesus Montero just might be the best player he's ever traded away. The deal was finalized yesterday afternoon and young Michael Pineda is on his way to the Big Apple. Jose Campos will obviously enter the minor league system.
- With Jorge Posada calling it quits, Russell Martin has agreed to a one-year, $7.5 million deal, according to the New York Times. Martin and the Yankees avoided an arbitration hearing upon agreeing to a new contract.