Yankees Rumors & News
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Last night before the Baseball Assistance Team dinner at the Marriot Marquis in Times Square, Yankees catcher Jorge Posada spoke with reporters. The topic on everyone’s tongue? Bernie Williams. The local papers are slanting Posada’s comments on Bernie in various ways this morning. The Times is running with the angle that Bernie is “not willing to give up his pinstripes,” and the Bergen Record states, “it’s Bronx or bust for Bernie.These headlines are a tad misleading, however, as Posada states that it would be “tough” to see Bernie in another uniform, not that he doesn’t think it’s a possibility.

In fact, Posada says that Bernie wants to play one more season and won’t retire this offseason. The Yankee hero doesn’t wish to play for anyone but the Yankees, but unfortunately for Bernie, Jorge, and Yankees fans, the decision isn’t likely up to him. The Yanks have no room for him in their crowded outfield and can likely offer #51 no better than a minor-league contract and an invitation to Spring Training. Under those circumstances, Bernie could very well seek playing time elsewhere. According to Posada, Williams has drawn interest from several other teams.

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