Via Mark Hale -
Jorge Posada wearing anything but Yankees pinstripes? That would have seemed impossible a few months ago.
Posada, a career-long Yankee who is celebrating his 20th year with the organization, said he would consider playing for another team once his contract is up at the end of this season.
“It could [happen],” Posada told The Post yesterday. “I don’t know what’s going to happen after this year. But we’ll see.”
That’s quite a change from Saturday, when Posada lauded Yankees fans after smashing a grand slam and driving in six runs in a 9-2 win over the Rays in his first game in a week.
Afterwards, manager Joe Girardi called Posada “a beloved Yankee.” And Posada, who took a curtain call after his grand slam, prasied Yankees fans for being “so supportive” of him.
“The fans are a big reason why I love playing the game, and especially here,” Posada said Saturday. “I play for them.”
Nevertheless, Posada would consider playing for another team, though he admitted leaving The Bronx would be difficult.
And it almost happened before. Posada pointed out yesterday he had been “very close” to leaving the Yankees for the Mets after the 2007 season. He confirmed the Mets offered him a five-year contract, but he elected to turn down that deal and re-sign with the Yankees.
Posada, who will celebrate his 40th birthday on Wednesday, is in the final year of the four-year contract he signed that year, and this season has been a maddening one.
What’s the market for 41-year old designated hitters coming off a season in which they batted .237?