Former Yankees catcher Jorge Posada is making his rounds these days because he is promoting his new book which chronicles his time in Pinstripes. To that end, Posada was on CBS’ “This Morning” today where he was asked about his former teammate, Alex Rodriguez.
Specifically, Posada was asked if he thinks Rodriguez should be a hall of famer. Per the New York Post, his answer sounds pretty definitive and sounds like there may be some more deep-routed feelings towards A-Rod.
“No, I don’t think it’s fair for the guys that have been in the Hall of Fame … who played the game clean,” said Posada, while hyping his new book “The Journey Home: My Life in Pinstripes.”
“I don’t think it’s fair, I really don’t. I think the guys that need to be in the Hall of Fame need to be a player who played with no controversy.”
But Posada didn’t stop there. He even suggested that he was robbed of the 2003 MVP because Rodriguez was on the juice.
Posada was asked if he resented PED players because it cost him a personal accomplishment.
“The only thing I can think of is 2003. I was close to the MVP. It didn’t happen. Alex won the MVP,” said Posada, who finished third in the voting behind A-Rod and Carlos Delgado.
“You know I was almost there. You know what could have happened if … it’s tough, it’s really tough.”