Remembering The 1996 Yankees: Core Was Truly A Fantastic 4In the history of our pastime, it's hard to recall a confluence of timing and talent like that of the Yankees' iconic Core Four, spawned by the most celebrated franchise in American history
Sweeny: Posada Perfectly Sums Up Jeter As Player, PersonThere 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 Reunites With 'Core Four' For Final Yankees Home OpenerYankees 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.
Together Again: 'Core Four' To Be Reunited At Yankees' Home OpenerBefore 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.
Palladino: Mariano Honored, Pettitte Terrific On A Farewell SundayAndy 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.
Keidel: The Immortal Mariano -- The Greatest Yankee Since Babe RuthSweeny 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.
Keidel: Modest Matsui Returns To Japan, But He Won't Be ForgottenMatsui 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.
Keidel: Me, You And The Yankees Need Mariano Rivera For One More YearWe 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.
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."
Jorge Posada To Announce Retirement From Yankees TuesdayBombers fans knew this day was coming. Yankees star Jorge Posada will announce his retirement at a press conference Tuesday morning, the team said Monday.
Sweeny Says: Yankees' Jorge Posada Hits The Big 4-0Jorge 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.
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?
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.
Keidel: Yankee Captain's CrunchNow 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.
Keefe To The City: Caring For The Core FourAt 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.