When the Yanks lost Jorge Posada to a shoulder injury this year, the team immediately felt the impact of that injury. As the year wore on, a lot of Yankee fans wondered about Posada’s future. Could a 37-year-old catcher with three years left on his deal be expected to catch? Well, the Yankees think so. According to Joe Girardi, the team expects Posada to catch 120 games in 2009, and until we see otherwise, I have no reason to think these expectations unreasonable. Posada may not be the defensive force that is Jose Molina, but the Yanks need his bat in the lineup every day to win.
River Ave. Blues » Posada set to catch in ’09