Former New York Yankees catcher Jorge Posada said Wednesday that his longtime teammate Alex Rodriguez and others who are known users of performance enhancing drugs shouldn’t be in the Hall of Fame.
“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 that played with no controversy,” Posada told CBS This Morning. He told the show that he has not told Rodriguez his position, and that he thinks the current Yankees star would be surprised to hear it.
Posada also said he thinks the incident may have harmed his own career. “The only thing that I can think is 2003. You know, I was close to the MVP. Didn’t happen. Alex won the MVP and, you know, I think second, either Carlos Delgado or David Ortiz, I don’t remember. But you know, I was almost there,” he said. “You know what could have happened if, you know it’s tough. It’s really tough.”
Posada was also interviewed about his new book, The Journey Home: My Life in Pinstripes.