Uh, oh, Jorge

Game 26: The quest for .500
Wang dominates Indians to cap 5-0 April

Sit down. Take a deep breath. And read the bad news on Jorge Posada. The Yanks’ catcher was a very late scratch today because his shoulder tear is not improving, and he will be visiting Dr. James Andrews this week. Posada, who seemed to aggravate his shoulder while throwing out Grady Sizemore yesterday, will end up on the disabled list, and the Yanks now have to pray that Jose Molina can shoulder the load. They have no true backup catcher right now as Chad Moeller has not cleared waivers yet. Doug Mirabelli is a free agent possibility.

Game 26: The quest for .500
Wang dominates Indians to cap 5-0 April
  • Ivan

    Man it just keeps getting better and better.

  • Dylan

    I cringed when I saw Jorge cannon out Sizemore…

  • http://www.magicball.net Double-J

    Ugh, I’d rather see them keep Moeller than get Mirabelli.

    And FWIW, I really like Molina. I think he’d do a decent job. But that means the rest of the team is going to have to step up big time, and please, Girardi, STOP BENCHING MATSUI. What the hell.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

      Matsui was on the bench because he’s 0 for 9 in his career against C.C. Don’t run him out there in the midst of a hot streak if there’s a risk he’ll run into a brick wall.

      • http://www.magicball.net Double-J

        I’d rather have my hottest hitter in the lineup than Morgan Ensberg. 0 for 9 isn’t exactly a huge sample size. That’s what, like two or three games worth of AB’s?

  • Anthony

    I knew I’d remember that face he made yesterday.

    My knowledge of medicine goes no further than pills make pain go bye-bye.

    That’s it.

    But a quick google search for subscapularis muscle surgery recovery time said recovery time was 8.8 weeks.


    Somebody please tell me I’m wrong.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Girardi says he doesn’t understand where the NYT is getting their information. He had one MRI a few weeks ago and that nothing popped or tore yesterday and he was a late scratch because when he went out to catch he felt something.

    So they are probably going to DL him to get him healthy. There’s NO information that the NYT has that the Yankees haven’t copped to. Jorge has not had an MRI since yesterday so who can say what’s wrong with him without one?

    Sounds right to me.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Get Moeller back.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

      They can’t until he clears waivers. That’s a 10-day process.

      • matt K

        What is moeller doing right now since he hasnt cleared waivers?? Just wondering what happens.

        • http://www.myspace.com/j_panama Jamal G.

          Basically, he’s in a baseball player’s limbo.

          • LiveFromNewYork

            Yeah, I never understand this thing either. Why exactly can’t we just go “ooops” and bring him back? I’m not saying we can but I don’t understand what is going on for him for the next 10 days.

  • Joseph C.

    Oi… it’s officially snow-balled…

  • http://knickerbockerchatter.blogspot.com/ Bruno

    How’s Zeus’ defense? Now would be a good time to grab a “catcher of the future”. Teagarden?

  • Spike

    Jesus! ………Montero. Bring the big lug up & plug him in.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

      The Yanks just aren’t going to call up an 18-year-old catcher who’s never played above Low A ball right now. Not gonna happen.

      • http://knickerbockerchatter.blogspot.com/ Bruno

        I’m just curious, how’s his D? worth bringing him up to AA sometime later this year?

        • http://www.myspace.com/j_panama Jamal G.

          Plus arm and right now that’s what you focus on when talkin Jesus Montero’s play behind the plate. He’s raw behind the plate but that in no way means he projects as a butcher behind the plate. Brian Cashman has already stated, and wisely so, that Montero will not be playing above A ball this year. Now I don’t know whether that meant an entire year in Charleston or he meant nothing above High-A Tampa. You want the kid to develop as a Catcher because that’s where he will be most valuable as a New York Yankee. If he ends up being a below average Catcher then we can be ecstatic with that because of what his bat will bring to that position.

      • mustang

        Thank you a voice of reason.

  • http://yankeesmtom.blogspot.com Steven S

    No way I go after Mirabelli. They have a couple MLB ready/close enough guys in Chris Stewart and P.J. Pilittere, or if they want to, Kyle Anson down in Tampa is interesting. I know he’s only in A+ ball, but he’s already 25 and in 18 games and 57 at-bats, he already has 19 walks.

    For out of the organization options, they could take a look at J.R. House or Humberto Quintero of Houston.

  • JeremyM

    DFAing Moeller was another genius roster move in a season that’s already been filled with them.

    • LiveFromNewYork

      My understanding was that they didn’t have a lot of choice in that. They couldn’t carry 3 catchers when they needed to bring up some pitchers.

    • RichYF

      Yeah Moeller is just too quality of a player to let go like that. I mean, they signed him when Cervelli went down with the wrist injury about what 1-2 weeks before the regular season started. It was pure dumb luck that they got such a solid player.

      What the hell are you talking about? He’s got like a career OPS of 625. I’m pretty sure Pilittere can come up and do that. They didn’t have much choice. Now, if you had said “Why the hell wasn’t Jorge on the DL from the beginning?” I would agree with you. What roster moves are you questioning, by the way?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

      Man, it’s amazing what a good 20 ABs does for your reputation. There’s no nice way of saying this, but Chad Moeller flat-out sucks. Prior to his 23 decent plate appearances with the Yankees, he had had 1324 career plate appearances and an OPS+ of 60. Prior to his time on the Yanks, he had a career batting line of .224/.284/.346. That’s terrible.

      He’ll clear waivers. He’ll be back on the Yanks, and he will quickly regress to his regular hitting form in no time. To say that was a “genius move” is to ignore Moeller’s career.

      • mustang

        2 for 2 today. Totally agree.

      • swo

        I’m actually surprised nobody has said “If only we had Wil Nieves” yet.

        • steve (different one)

          DFAing Moeller was another genius roster move in a season that’s already been filled with them.

          man, some of you guys are so full of shit.

          everyone was bitching all last week about why they were carrying 3 catchers.

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  • mustang

    This is bad.
    If the Yankees are letting people know that Posada is seeing Dr Andrews think the worst. The Yankees always down play their injuries to the public. They might need to get Doug Mirabelli just to have catching choices.
    Chris Stewart is the only guy with major league experience in their farm system. I think he was playing in the independent league a month ago. OOOCH
    Between Stewart and Mirabelli that’s no-brainer. Mirabelli

  • mustang

    All Mirabelli would do is back-up Jose Molina anyway. If Molina goes down then we should just all start praying. LOL

  • mustang

    Give Cashman lots of credit for finding and signing Jose Molina. Where could they be without him?

    • mustang

      Would not could. Sorry grammar guy. LOL

      • http://yankeesetc.blogspot.com/ Travis G.

        yep. totally fucked.