The Top 5 Yankees Players That I Can’t Stand

by Jake Archer | Posted on Wednesday, May 10th, 2017
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Well, New York Yankees great Derek Jeter is getting his number retired and his Monument Park plaque unveiled at Yankee Stadium on Sunday so of course the internet needs to devote the whole week to the guy. As you know, I’m a Boston Red Sox fan so this whole thing sickens me to no end despite the fact that I respect Jeter a lot. It’s just bothersome how much people go out of their way to love guys like Jeter or Peyton Manning with no other side to it at all. There has to be some haters, so with that, I’m here to hate.

In honor of this Derek Jeter themed week, I thought I’d put together a list of the Top 5 Yankees from my lifetime that I just can’t stand. Without further ado, here it is.

5. Derek Jeter– Don’t get me wrong, I respect Jeter immensely and I do miss him playing baseball. He was the Yankees and he made the rivalry fun. But he was loved way too much, just like his pal Mariano Rivera. It’s honestly hard to choose just five Yankees I can’t stand. I could have put C.C. Sabathia, Mark Teixeira, Gary Sheffield or a host of others in here. But in any list of Yankees, Derek Jeter deserves the nod.

4. Roger Clemens– Steroids, perjury, and generally being a jerk. That is how I think of Clemens. He was my favorite pitcher in the league and I thought he’d come join the Red Sox back in 2007 when he was deciding to make a mid-season comeback. Instead, he tore my heart out and joined up with the Yankees again. Also, I hate how he has the audacity to come back to Fenway and go in the NESN broadcast booth acting like he’s not a giant traitor.

3. Johnny Damon– I know he helped break the curse and won it all as a lovable member of the Boston Red Sox, but Johnny Damon is dead to me. It isn’t that he jumped ship to the Yankees; it’s how he did it. He was on the record saying he would “never” go play for the Yankees and then he did, for a few million more. Is my grudge against Damon dumb? No, because if he handled his business like Jacoby Ellsbury, I’d have had no problem with it.

2. Jorge Posada– In my mind, there were two really good catchers in baseball when I was in middle school. They were Jason Varitek and Jorge Posada and one of them represented the good guys and one represented the bad guys. Posada was a good player, but it always drove me nuts if anyone thought he was better than Varitek and I’ve just always despised him.

1. Aaron BooneAaron Boone doesn’t really make the list just based on his backbreaking walk off home run in Game 7 of the 2003 ALCS against all-time good guy Tim Wakefield. No, there are other reasons why I don’t like Boone. How about because he went out and got hurt playing pickup basketball which paved the way for the Yankees to add Alex Rodriguez? How about because he’s in one of those “baseball royalty” families that are so annoying? If none of that is good enough for you, how about because he ruins ESPN Sunday Night Baseball with his terrible analysis and his nasally, weasel voice? Aaron Boone is the worst.

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Jake Archer
About the Author

Jake is a sports blogger with a passion for baseball and the Red Sox. He loves pitcher's duels, ballpark food and listening to games on the radio. He's got some strong opinions on things like pace-of-play, the DH rule and more. Follow him on Twitter at @jarcher04.







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