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08:13 AM ET 01.19 | Around this time in 2011, Andy Pettitte was being chased for a difinitive answer that seemed to come easier to Jorge Posada. The Yankees may be looking for a designated hitter, but [Posada] said last week's trade of Jesus Montero to Seattle had no impact on him. Asked why, Posada, who strongly hinted at retirement again [Wednesday] night, said, "It just didn't." And he insisted last year's problems with Yankees management aren't the reason he is ready to walk away, although he again admitted "it wasn't a comfortable situation." So that leaves Posada on the verge of ending his career. The only thing left to do is make it official. ... [Said Posada:] "I'm not getting ready for another season. I tried and it wasn't in me."

New York Post

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January 19, 2012  08:40 AM ET

[Said Posada:] "I'm not getting ready for another season. I tried and it wasn't in me."

During a recent physical exam, the doctor found what was in him: Jeter's 1999 World Series Ring. How'd that get there?

January 19, 2012  08:45 AM ET

Seriously though:

The better part of seventeen seasons, .273/.374/.474/.848/121, five All-Star appearances, five Silver Slugger awards, two AL MVP bids, and four championship rings.

Congratulations to Jorge Posada on an amazing career.

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January 19, 2012  09:16 AM ET

Hip, hip, Jorge!!!

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January 19, 2012  10:27 AM ET

Thanks for a great run Jorge.

January 19, 2012  10:47 AM ET

Please call your counterpart in Boston and explain this to him.

January 19, 2012  11:39 AM ET

all good things must come to an end, He has been a great player, great competitor, and a great leader for the Yankees. sorry to see him go. glad he got overpaid his last 3-4 years. glad he will retire a Yankee.
looking forward to seing him at old timers day, in the booth, or wherever he appears around the Yankees organization in the future.

January 19, 2012  11:55 AM ET

Thanks for some great memories Jorge, You will be Missed!!! Good Luck!!!

January 19, 2012  05:35 PM ET
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Thanks for a great run Jorge.

it was great to make business with you, enjoyed have fun and fair well

January 19, 2012  05:50 PM ET

Great player, great memories. Gonna miss him. He'll be in the Yanks orginazation forever.

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January 19, 2012  07:17 PM ET
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Please call your counterpart in Boston and explain this to him.

Varitek always played with class and never threw a hissy fit and got his wife or girlfriend involved when he batted eighth or ninth. adios Georgie!

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January 19, 2012  10:27 PM ET

[Said Posada:] "I'm not getting ready for another season. I tried and it wasn't in me."

This could have been a quote before last season too...

January 20, 2012  07:08 AM ET
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Varitek always played with class and never threw a hissy fit and got his wife or girlfriend involved when he batted eighth or ninth. adios Georgie!

I lost a lot of respect for Tek last year, the way he failed to back up Tito and try to restore some order to that clubhouse. Looks like they gave the "C" to the wrong guy.

 
January 20, 2012  10:44 AM ET

Too bad - Jorge actually had better numbers as a Lefty vs Right Hand pitchers in 2011 than Damon and Matsui did. Seemed more at ease at the end of last year as solely the Lefty DH and would have been cool to see him come back for one more year. Not to mention he was their best hitter in the playoffs last year. They just need to find a LEFTY 'Andrew Jones' type to get about 300ABs. kills RH pitching and loves the short porch. Kevin Maas still around??

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