Does Jorge Posada belong on the New York Yankees' postseason roster? Ask anyone who follows the Yankees that question and you will likely get sine who vehemently say yes, others who vehemently say no. The writers here at SB Nation New York are no different.
Today, we look at both sides of the Posada Question.
Jesse Bartolis is on the 'No Way, Jorge' bandwagon. Jesse says the Yankees should leave Posada off the 25-man postseason roster and keep young prospect Jesus Montero on it.
Jesse writes, in part:
Posada was a great Yankee for man years, but this is not a team that needs his veteran presence to impact how will it will do in the postseason. And if the Yankees are not relying on Posada's experience, catching ability, or clutch ability to make the postseason roster what choice do they have other than to thank Posada for a nice career and show him the door?
Stephen Crociata believes Posada still has enough hits left in his bat to be a valuable member of a postseason run. He writes, in part:
If the Yankees neglect to include Posada on the 2011 postseason roster they would be missing out on a chance for him to add to this Yankee playoff magic. Only certain Yankees are capable of performing this magic and after his hit on Wednesday it is obvious Posada is definitely one of those players. Posada is also one of the guys the other Yankees rally behind, just recall Mark Teixeira's reaction when Jorge was put in to catch, and I believe him being on the roster and in the lineup will add a spark the Yankees will need to win this postseason.
The full arguments by both Jesse and Stephen can be seen below in this StoryStream. Read them, then vote in our poll and let us know what you think, Yankees fans.