If this was any other team it wouldnt even be a story
Or at least not one worth a 30 minute news story
I don't know about that. Posada has been a staple of that team for over 10 years. Now there are definitely issues with why a player of his caliber has been able to stay with one team for over a decade while other teams might have problems making that happen, but I'm pretty sure if any other team has a player in a situation like Posada's it would be newsworthy in the sports world.
I'm kind of tired of Yankees bashing. They still buy players, but they also have a lot of loyalty if you've proven yourself. Maybe that's because they have expendable cash, but it's rare that you see the Yankees throw players to the curb. I think that's a main reason why they've been able to build their brand, it's more than the logo, it's about players who are Yankees. Other big market teams have a revolving door and I don't see that with the Yankees and I can respect that. I do wish that all teams would function on a level playing field but I don't think I can point at the Yankees as the main offender.