Core Four

Derek Jeter and former teammate Jorge Posada are introduced before  the ceremonial first pitch at the New York Yankees' home opener against the Baltimore Orioles on April 7, 2014. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Posada Perfectly Sums Up Jeter As Player, Person

There will be many words spoken and written about Derek Jeter between now and the end of this season. I’m not sure anybody will say it any better than “Core Four” member Jorge Posada.


Derek Jeter steps on to the field for batting practice before his final home opener on April 7, 2014 at Yankee Stadium. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Derek Jeter Reunites With ‘Core Four’ For Final Yankees Home Opener

Yankees fans will have at least 80 more chances — hopefully — to say goodbye to Derek Jeter. But the first had a special feel to it, thanks to some old friends.


Jorge Posada, Mariano Rivera, Derek Jeter and Andy Pettitte in 2008. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Together Again: ‘Core Four’ To Be Reunited At Yankees’ Home Opener

Before the Yankees’ home opener on Monday against the Orioles at 1:05 p.m., the “Core Four” of Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, Andy Pettitte and Jorge Posada will be reunited on the field.


Mariano Rivera poses next to his retired number in Monument Park before the New York Yankees' loss to the San Francisco Giants on September 22, 2013 at Yankee Stadium. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Palladino: Mariano Honored, Pettitte Terrific On A Farewell Sunday

Andy Pettitte and Mariano Rivera deserved a storybook ending Sunday, but things do happen in this game. Still, it was quite a day at the Stadium.


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Keidel: The Immortal Mariano — The Greatest Yankee Since Babe Ruth

Sweeny Murti and I agree that Mo is the best Yankee since Babe Ruth. Even if we’re wrong, that’s the kind of stratospheric company he keeps when a man rises from mortal to mythology.


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Keidel: Modest Matsui Returns To Japan, But He Won’t Be Forgotten

Matsui arrived just a little late to enjoy the spoils of the 1990s. But one could easily argue that that was the only time his timing was ever off.


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Keidel: Me, You And The Yankees Need Mariano Rivera For One More Year

We need Mariano Rivera once more — for a proper salute, for our sanity and for his sanctity. Please give us just a few more deeds under brown leaves, before He leaves.


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Emotional Jorge Posada Says Goodbye To Yankees, MLB

“It’s been an honor,” said a teary-eyed Posada. “I could never wear another uniform. … I will forever be a Yankee.”


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Jorge Posada To Announce Retirement From Yankees Tuesday

Bombers fans knew this day was coming. Yankees star Jorge Posada will announce his retirement at a press conference Tuesday morning, the team said Monday.


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Sweeny Says: Yankees’ Jorge Posada Hits The Big 4-0

Jorge Posada turns 40 years old today. It’s not his best season — he’s had some highs and he’s had some lows. But it’s almost certainly his last season as a Yankee.


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Keidel: Where Will Derek Jeter Hit No. 3,001?

The Yankees were 14-4 while Derek Jeter was injured, and are 1-3 since he returned. Jeter, just two hits from 3,000, has gone 4-for-18 (.222) in those games. It brings to light the great debate: where does Jeter bat for the rest of his resplendent career?


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Keidel: A Grand For The Grand Mariano Rivera

Much is made (if not overplayed) about the Core Four. It’s a charming tale of friendship and good fortune. But the Yankees could easily have won their titles without any one member of the quartet. Except Mariano Rivera.


Derek Jeter, Jorge Posada (credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Keidel: Yankee Captain’s Crunch

Now that the Jorge Posada saga is dead and dissected, attention turns to his BFF, Derek Jeter. Posada is a precursor, the lead man in a conga line of players Girardi must assuage as they age.


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Keefe To The City: Caring For The Core Four

At this time last year, the Core Four were the toast of the sports world. Fast forward to the present day where for the past three weeks, they have been beaten daily by every media outlet with baseball coverage.


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Sweeny Says: One More For The Core?

Could this be the last stand of the Core Four? 2009 was a renaissance for the old guard, but they are another year older now it’s been starting to show.