Posada Says A-Rod And Clemens Don’t Deserve HOF
New York Yankees former catcher Jorge Posada says that players who used performance-enhancing drugs,including former teammates Alex Rodriguez and Roger Clemens,should never get into the Hall of Fame.
During Posada's media tour for his new book "The Journey Home: My Life in Pinstripes" he was asked a plethora of questions on his ex-teammates and the Hall of Fame.
"I don't think it's fair," Posada told "CBS This Morning" on Wednesday. "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."
There's no question that Rodriguez and Clemens had plenty of controversy. Both players were named in the Mitchell report, and Rodriguez most recently missed the whole 2014 season due to the Biogenesis scandal.
When asked if Clemens or A-Rod should be in the Hall of Fame, Posada simply said, "No." When asked if he resents players who didn't play clean, Posada said, "Yeah."
Posada will be face to face with Rodriguez on May 24, when the Yankees retire Bernie Williams' No. 51. Posada is set to have his No. 20 retired on Aug. 22. Reports are that Yankees captain Derek Jeter will also be in attendance for the dates.