January 19, 2012

Poll results: Posada more valuable than Pettitte

Last week I asked fans which of the Core Four was more valuable: Jorge Posada or Andy Pettitte. The fans have spoken, with most saying that Posada was more valuable. A good portion of voters thought the two were equally valuable to the Yankees.

It's easy to give the nod to Posada just because he's an everyday player. He was also a very productive catcher, making him stand out from the crowd. But I'm sure those who voted that the two were equal remembered that Posada wasn't the best defensive catcher.
Pettitte, on the other hand, won 203 regular season games in New York (37 in Houston). He was 18-9 for the Yankees in the postseason.

Bottom line: Both are likely to have their numbers retired in Monument Park, and are borderline Hall of Fame candidates. But I don't think either are quite worthy of the Hall.

New poll: Who won the Michael Pineda-Jesus Montero deal?

Yankees got Mariners got
Michael Pineda Jesus Montero
Jose Campos Hector Noesi

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