Richie D asked in SportsBaseball · 10 years ago

Yankees Infield is the Best in MLB this Year or Any Ever? All will be inducted into the Hall of Fame?

Yankees infield Consist of 2 Future Hall of Fame players (Jeter, A-Rod) and 3 great players in Cano, Posada and Mark Teixeira. Here are the accolades. Give me a better infield- C, 1B, 2B, SS, 3B who played on the SAME TEAM, could be present year or past, who are better than these 4 players on the Yankees. Will Posada, Tex and Cano join Jeter and A-Rod in Hall of Fame? Give me #s' and a good argument! Go Yankees 2010 Repeat Champs!

Derek Jeter-

10× All-Star selection (1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009)

5× World Series champion (1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2009)

4× Gold Glove Award winner (2004, 2005, 2006, 2009)

4× Silver Slugger Award winner (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009)

2× AL Hank Aaron Award winner (2006, 2009)

1996 AL Rookie of the Year Award

2000 All-Star Game MVP Award

2000 World Series MVP Award

Mark Teixeira

* 2x All-Star selection (2005, 2009)

* 3x Gold Glove Award winner (2005, 2006, 2009)

* 3x Silver Slugger Award winner (2004, 2005, 2009)

* World Series champion (2009)

Alex Rodriguez

* 12× All-Star selection (1996–1998, 2000–2008)

* 10× Silver Slugger Award winner (1996, 1998–2003, 2005, 2007, 2008)

* 4× AL Hank Aaron Award winner (2001–2003, 2007)

* 3× AL MVP (2003, 2005, 2007)

* 2× Gold Glove Award winner (2002, 2003)

* 1× World Series champion (2009)

Jorge Posada

* 5x All-Star selection (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2007)

* 5x World Series Champion (1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2009)

* 5x Silver Slugger Award winner (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2007)

Robinson Canó

* All-Star selection (2006)

* Silver Slugger Award winner (2006)

* World Series champion (2009)

Any Questions on who is the best infield ever? Give me accolades, awards and #'s to back it up!

2009 Yankees infield! Best ever!

Update:

Hey D,

Dave Concepcion would be the weak link but I like your team. Joe Morgan is good looks, Bench is the best! Of course Pete should be in the HOF but will never get in. I like your answer so far...very good! Yes, Yankees infield still have many, many more years to go but off to a good start and when all said and done...could be up there! I hate stupid bitches who post when I asked for specifics...damn, can't read!

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  • D
    Lv 7
    10 years ago
    Best Answer

    You asked for it, so here's one for you: 1975 Cincinnati Reds

    Starring:

    Johnny Bench at catcher, arguably the greatest catcher of all time.

    * 14× All-Star selection (1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1983)

    * 2× World Series champion (1975, 1976)

    * 10× Gold Glove Award winner (1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977)

    * 2× NL MVP (1970, 1972)

    * 1968 NL Rookie of the Year

    * 1976 World Series MVP

    * 1976 Babe Ruth Award

    * 1975 Lou Gehrig Memorial Award

    * 1981 Hutch Award

    * Cincinnati Reds #5 retired

    * Major League Baseball All-Century Team

    Tony Perez at first base, a hall of famer as well:

    * 7× All-Star selection (1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1974, 1975, 1976)

    * 2× World Series champion (1975, 1976)

    * 1967 MLB All-Star Game MVP

    * 1980 Lou Gehrig Memorial Award

    * Cincinnati Reds #24 retired

    Joe Morgan at second base, the third hall of famer on this infield:

    * 10× All-Star selection (1966, 1970, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979)

    * 2× World Series champion (1975, 1976)

    * 5× Gold Glove Award winner (1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977)

    * Silver Slugger Award winner (1982)

    * 2× NL MVP (1975, 1976)

    * 1972 MLB All-Star Game MVP

    * 1982 NL Comeback Player of the Year

    * Cincinnati Reds #8 retired

    Dave Concepcion at shortstop, arguably the weak link here, but a stud on any team:

    * 9× All-Star selection (1973, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982)

    * 2× World Series champion (1975, 1976)

    * 5× Gold Glove Award winner (1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1979)

    * 1977 Roberto Clemente Award

    * Cincinnati Reds #13 retired

    and then let's not forget Mr. Pete Rose. Regardless of your feelings of him, he was a hell of a player:

    # 3× World Series champion (1975, 1976 & 1980)

    # 3× NL batting champion (1968, 1969 & 1973)

    # Led NL in runs scored (1969, 1974, 1975 & 1976)

    # 7× NL Hits leader (1965, 1968, 1970, 1972, 1973, 1976 & 1981)

    # 17× All-Star selection (1965, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982 & 1985)

    # 2× Gold Glove Award winner (1969, 1970)

    # NL Rookie of the Year (1963)

    # Hutch Award (1968)

    # Lou Gehrig Memorial Award (1969)

    # NL MVP (1973)

    # Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year (1975)

    # World Series MVP (1975)

    # Roberto Clemente Award (1976)

    # Silver Slugger Award winner (1981)

    # Major League Baseball All-Century Team (1999)

    and that's only a few of his achievements.

    Yankees infield is good, but best ever? Let's not get ahead of ourselves here.

  • 10 years ago

    The Yankees have the best infield in baseball, no question. Texiera and Jeter won Gold Gloves last season, and Cano should have won one as well. Great range, great arm, and he makes tough plays look easy.

    For those who don't think that the Yankees don't have the best infield in baseball, Teixeira and Jeter finished second and third in the MVP voting, and Cano hit .320 with 25 HR, 48 doubles and 85 RBI, most of the time hitting 7th. Even more impressive, Jeter and Cano became the first second baseman/shortstop combo in major league history with 200 hits each. It is ridiculous that Cano was not picked for the all-star team, as he had a better season than Dustin Pedroia, and was much better than Ben Zobrist, who made the team because his manager, Joe Maddon managed the A.L. team.

    A-Rod takes a lot of heat for having taken PEDs, but is still a great player. He missed the first six weeks of the season, struggled for another month, and still finished with 30 HR and 100 RBI (and 14 stolen bases). A-Rod may not be as good a third baseman as he was a shortstop, and he has lost some quickness with age, but he is still a solid fielder with a great arm.

    I read an article on MLB.com this week, where one of the Rockies' writers was bragging about the athletic ability of the Colorado infield and how big the Rockies' infield is, and that it is among the best in the majors. Sorry, but it isn't near the Yankee infield, and Ian Stewart, who hit under . 230, and Todd Helton, who has lost his power, can't compare with A-Rod and Teixeira.

    I think the Yankees are every bit as good or better than the 75-76 Reds Classic teams and players look better when they are done playing, like those Reds teams. Concepcion was good, but he is no Jeter, particularly with the bat. Perez was a star, but I Teixeira is a huge run producer and great fielder as well. I know some fans will have a problem with this, but the only thing Morgan did better than Cano was run. Morgan won the MVP in 75-76, but those were his two best years by FAR. Yes, he stole a lot of bases, but check out Morgan's stats, there were a lot of .250-.270 seasons, and several in the .230s and .240s. Cano is a much better hitter. Rose and A-Rod are two totally different players, both great in their own way.

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Alex Rodriguez - No doubt he'd be in the HOF if not for the whole steroids thing

    Mark Teixeira - Unless he remains in the game long enough to hit 500 bombs, he won't make it in the HOF. Right now he's a good player, but not great

    Derek Jeter - First ballot HOF'er, no discussion

    Jorge Posada - He is on the border of HOF, it could go either way really

    Robinson Cano - Hasn't done anything special yet and it's just way too early to tell

    But yeah, they have an amazing infield, probably not the best in history, but definitely in the top 20 infields of all time

  • David
    Lv 7
    10 years ago

    Best one I ever sas play was the Big Red Machine. The Reds dominated with them.

    As to current yankees infielders, Derek Jeter should be Hall of Fame, A Rod depends on how much writers hold the steroid thing against him. Teixera? I wouldn't vote for him. Posada? Not a chance!

    Cano? He's had maybe one good year, but he has a long way to go before he could possibly be considered.

    Sorry, but I don't think their current infield is even the best Yankee infield of all time.

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  • 4 years ago

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  • 10 years ago

    Sorry, but everyone knows that the greatest infield ever to play on one team was the 1927 New York Giants.

    1B - Bill Terry - HOF ; Last NL player to bat .400 ; Ranks #15 All Time Batting Avg

    2B - Rogers Hornsby - HOF ; Arguable greatest right handed hitter of all time ; Won six straight batting titles ; batted over .400 three times ; winner of 2 Triple Crowns, second only to Cobb for All Time Batting Avg

    3B - Freddie Lindstrom - HOF

    SS - Travis Jackson - HOF

    C - Zack Taylor - He kind of sucked, but who cares when you've got Hornsby and Terry

    However, the 1927 Giants did not win the world series. They did not even play in the world series. Having an infield full of hall of famers does not translate to a championship.

  • 10 years ago

    Jeter is the only one you can make a legitimate case for. The rest... not so much. A-Rod tarnished his legacy and greatly decreased his chances of making the HOF when he took steroids.

  • 10 years ago

    sorry bud, but Mark Teixeira's got a long way to go, and Robinson Cano? seriously? that's a bit of a stretch

  • 10 years ago

    Maybe, Teixeira and Posada!

    Not Cano!

    If any, I think Teixeira!

    Hall of Fame heroes have to be VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY good players!

  • 10 years ago

    Arent you JANDY's version of an arrogant YANKEE fan?

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