For anyone who cares, Jorge Posada isn’t interesting in making a comeback. According to recent quotes that appeared in the New York Post, the long-time Yankee is enjoying the extra time spent with his family and has no desire to return to the game after announcing his retirement following the 2011 season.
Posada, 41, spent at least part of 17 total seasons for the Yankees, playing the great majority of his games behind the plate. Considering how little offense teams are accustomed to getting from their backstops, Posada’s career numbers are particularly impressive: he’s a .273/.374/.474 hitter with a .367 wOBA, and despite being pretty awful defensively based on UZR data, he still managed to produce a total of 46.7 WAR according to FanGraphs.
Certainly, Posada can expect to go down as one of the better hitting catchers in history, but his 2011 numbers (.714 OPS) indicated a sharp decline at the plate, and his days of squatting behind it were clearly over. The former 24th round pick in the 1990 amateur draft had a very nice career with a very successful franchise, but a comeback would not appear to be a very wise decision, even if a few other former Yankees have displayed a penchant for such acts in the past.