A-Rod, Posada will be day-to-day next week

Game 69: Ace vs. ace, redux
Low-A prospects: a status report

Both Alex Rodriguez and Jorge Posada are still slowly coming back from hip and foot injuries, respectively, so Joe Girardi has tentatively declared both players to be day-to-day next week. The Yankees will be playing the Diamondbacks and Dodgers on the road, so they can’t hide either player as the designated hitter. I suspect we’ll see Jorge Posada catch every other game, which means he could start the first and last game of each series because of Thursday’s off day. I’m not so sure about A-Rod, maybe he’ll do that same thing.

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Game 69: Ace vs. ace, redux
Low-A prospects: a status report
  • ledavidisrael

    ::cries::

    • ROBTEN

      It’s not that big a deal.

      Ideally you’d like them both to be completely healthy, but I’ve got no problem with resting Posada and A-Rod on and off over the next week or so. I mean as a team, Arizona is bad. They have a 95 OPS+ and an ERA+ of 83, with a run differential of -1.1; while the Dodgers are strong in the NL West only (ERA+ 95/OPS+ 103/Rdiff .1) Their pythag is a pedestrian 35-33, and their 38-30 record has benefited greatly from playing Arizona 9 times already (going 8-1).

      So, all things considered, it is not a bad week to get some players rest if necessary.

      • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

        with a run differential of -1.1

        Huh? Do you mean that SRS thing?

        The Dodgers were absolutely awful for a while, then they got very very hot, now they’re coming back to earth a bit, it seems.

  • Matt montero

    I think I’m starting to get worries about arod

  • Frittoman626

    Rest Posada and A-Rod alot against the D-Backs, then go all out against those sorry ass Dodgers, because the Yankees can and will win the series against the D-Backs, regardless off Posada or A-Rod, but against the Dodgers,play them like you would the Mets, Phillies, or any other great NL team

    • Kiersten

      I don’t think “great” and “NL” ever really go in the same sentence.

      • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

        I dunno, the Big Red Machine was pretty decent

        • Captain Jack

          That’s basically like Sean Hannity saying that the Democrats’ legacy is slavery.

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

            Fox News: We quotemine and cite things devoid of context, you decide.

            • Captain Jack

              One of ten Family Guy bits I enjoyed:

              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCvO1jERjSI

              • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

                Ah, Colmes, a/k/a “The Human Strawman”. Good times.

  • Salty Buggah

    FWIW, Carig tweeted that A-Rod said he intends to play all six games of the trip.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      He’s having his hindquarters and fetlocks rubbed down with a currycomb as we speak.

      /horsejargon’d