Posada attended the Miguel Cotto-Sergio Martinez fight last Saturday and was asked whether he would return to his old team in order to give them an offensive boost, per Mitch Abramson of the New York Daily News:
“I can’t play that game anymore,” Posada told the Daily News at the Miguel Cotto-Sergio Martinez fight at Madison Square Garden on Saturday. “It’s too fast. They’re throwing too hard. I’m happy. I think my decision was great. I couldn’t play that game anymore. It’s a tough sport.”
Posada, 42, isn't kidding about how difficult baseball is, as the Yanks offense can attest to.
Posada himself wouldn't be too much of a help these days after finishing his career with a .235 average during his final campaign in 2011—although he did have 14 homers and 44 RBI.
Here's what Posada had to say about retirement itself and how he's dealt with not being around baseball everyday, according to the same report:
“First year is the toughest and after that you learn a little bit of what you’re role is at home,” Posada said of his retirement. “I’m excited and happy that I got to be there for the kids and be there for their games and so I’m happy for that.”
What's the key to success for the 2014 Yankees?
“It’s more about staying healthy,” Posada said. “Beltran is coming back now and now Pineda and CC need to stay healthy so they do what they do. I’m really- that’s all it is, to tell you the truth. Just want them to stay healthy and keep rolling to see what happens at the end of the year.”
Posada makes it short and simple by saying they just need to stay healthy and he couldn't be more right. The Yanks have more than enough talent, particularly on offense, and putting it altogether is the best solution to their woes at the plate.