May
16

Posada told Yankees he wanted out

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Via Bill Madden, Jorge Posada told Brian Cashman that he not only wanted out of Saturday night’s lineup after being demoted to ninth in the lineup, he also wanted out of the Yankees as well. “It was just something said in the heat of anger and frustration,” said one of Madden’s sources. “He didn’t want out, and doesn’t want out. He was just frustrated and said a lot of things.” Posada apologized and this is all in the past now, but sheesh, Jorge was pissed, eh?

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  • Karl Krawfid

    Jesus man.

    What if Girardi laughed at him and said ok?

  • special kid

    dont play him for a week and he will start crying again

  • Guest

    Why on earth would anyone in the Yankee organization tell this to Bill Madden?

    Seriously, what would the purpose be?

    These “sources” need to be found and given a stern talking.

    • MikeD

      My guess is it’s Randy Levine.

      • CMP

        I’ll bet it was Cashman. He seems to have some loose lips these days.

    • BklynJT

      The only thing that makes sense is that they are trying to make Posada look bad. These guys talk to the media way too much… I’m starting to dislike the way the FO handles their business.

      • Rob Thomsen’s Chili Farts

        I almost see it as refreshing. These selfish millionaire players need to get called out on their bullshit once in a while.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Ah he was just upset and said what all married men have said after a long marriage :-(

    • http://riveraveblues.com/2010/02/2010-preseason-top-30-prospects-21281/#comment-779224 LET SBGL BACK ON BRACKMAN’S DEBUT

      well i think his real marriage might make this one better

      • Monteroisdinero

        not if he loses the rest of the 13M.

  • Xstar7

    People say stupid things when they’re pissed. See: Last nights game thread

    • MikeD

      Check tonight’s game thread, too.

  • Mike

    To bad the Yankees didn’t grant him his wish

  • paul c

    let him go. geeesh

    • Brian in NH

      Union would have a fit. Unlikely to happen. Otherwise the yanks might end up paying a couple million a year as a settlement for 20 years à la Bonilla and the Mets

      • Mike M

        Why would that happen? The Mets CHOSE that path with Bonilla to save money then. Releasing Posada would just entail eating the salary.

  • Jake H

    wow just wow.

  • http://riveraveblues.com/2010/02/2010-preseason-top-30-prospects-21281/#comment-779224 LET SBGL BACK ON BRACKMAN’S DEBUT

    my respect for him is dwindling fast. i tried to tell myself that this was all okay, but i’m finding it harder.

    first of all, jorge has to realize that he’s hitting .165. Also, he has to realize that lineup spot is an entirely overrated concept that doesn’t matter that much.

    He basically just needs to come to reality. i’m sick of this diva behavior

    • Neil

      All this Posada stuff is good for the team. It takes all the attention away from how bad ARod and Tex are performing.

  • Chairman Mao

    He’s a whiny little baby and should have been DFA’d yesterday. He’s become a cancer in the locker room and as you can see, the team is struggling as a result.

    • Sayid J.

      The team is not struggling just because of Jorge.

  • Kevin

    You know jorgie, Montero, according to reports is ‘bored’ in AAA. How about we bench you and get youthful enjoyment from your replacement. For $13 million a year, my team wanted me to clean toilets or sell beer in the stands, I’d do it in a heartbeat with no ifs, ands or buts about it

    • MannyGeee

      he’s actually “bored in Scranton”… which I totally get

      • Brian in NH

        Even Michael Scott and Deangelo Vickers got outta there

      • Mister Delaware

        God do I get it. In-laws live there and I’m bored of that area after a couple hours.

        (And not because of my in-laws. They’re great. But going to the Scranton WB area is like stepping in a time machine and hitting 30 years ago when you meant to hit 300 years ago.)

  • bonestock94

    Major ego

  • The BIG 3

    Catchers who, last year, Po had a better fWAR than and are still catching (300 AB):
    Wieters
    Martin
    Montero, M
    Pierzynski
    Suzuki
    Hundley
    Barajas
    Paulino
    Cervelli
    Snyder
    Rodriquez
    Avila
    Doumit

    To say nothing about the Salty/Tek clusterfuck in Boston.

    Giveemhell, Po. It’s probably personal that Girardi has convinced others that Cervelli is that much better.

    Last year. Ridiculous. You deserve better.

    • Yanks27rings

      +1,000

    • pat

      On the flip side, it shows how bad most catchers are in MLB right now.

    • Karen

      Thank you Big 3.
      It’s not a matter of being an overpaid diva or any of the other disrespectful nonsense people are saying on here. It’s about a team treating an outstanding career athlete with respect. Sure his batting average is down and he is struggling to find his zone. Lets not forget he has switched positions.
      Why is it that it is okay to disrespect Jorge by dropping him in the line up but we leave Jeter in the lead off since day one and he wasn’t hitting shit! Still isn’t all that great.
      Don’t get me wrong… I like Jeter and respect all his accomplishments. But fair is fair. Jorge won those World Championships too. Let’s not forget all the accomplishments that Jorge has too.

  • Kevin

    This team, under the way it is constructed, won’t make the playoffs. Why is Cashman afraid to send up players from SWB. Andruw Jones is a bust, Ayala ain’t cutting it, also, Soriano needs to go. This team is old, unenergetic and doesn’t have any fire. Start looking internally for players Cashman, before you ship em away for a big name old timer.

    • Steve in PDX

      And just how would Soriano go away?

  • Larry Rothchild’s Yarmulke

    That latin temper. And what is going to be worse is the media is not letting this go. Buster Olney has a perpetual hard-on to write about this case.

    • MannyGeee

      #Machismo

  • Yankees11

    The story gets worse by the hour.Time for Jorge to ride off into the sunset.

  • BklynJT

    The front office is doing their best to make Posada look bad… Seriously.. Two days after it happened and now this gets out…

  • jackstrawelf

    Fire Kevin long

    • Mister Delaware

      Someone (me) is starting to think Kevin Long put his mouth on your mom.

    • NYinTX

      Fire the guy who fixed the best player on the team? You’re high.

  • Dan

    Offer Posada the LH pinch hitter role as previously discussed. Call up Jorge Vasquez from Scranton to DH. Don’t put the pressure on Montero replace Posada yet.
    Move Gardner to leadoff, swisher bats second Cano third, A-Rod, Tex, Granderson, Vasquez, martin and jeter. Jetes is killing us with no bat discipline and one acceptable game a week. Start treating these guys as employees, which they are and tell them what to do, egos be damned.

    • poppop22

      Swisher second and Jeter ninth ? Appears to me that your boy Swisher is doing a lot worse than Jeter, or practically anyone else for that matter. Maybe your boy Swisher needs to bat ninth or ride the bench for a while.

  • Avi Atkin

    We’ve all loved and respected Jorge, and the Yankee organization took it upon itself to pay him well and in pinstripes as long as possible. That’s why I’m puzzled why he decided to vent his frustration outward, no less on a national broadcast night.

    The dwindling of a star is always painful, but a good part of this mess is self-inflicted by Jorge. His performance and attitude have both hurt the team. Sure, leaking this info adds to the hubbub, but it doesn’t excuse his actions.

  • Dalelama

    Posada won’t last the year.

  • Mister Delaware

    I assume by now someone has done this hypothetical, but can we look at the flipside? If Jorgie isn’t pissed about hitting .165 and isn’t pissed about going from a borderline HoF career to hitting 9th, he’d be accused of apathy and check cashing and probably worse. Passion / pride / self-confidence goes both ways, its not always a positive.

    • ultimate913

      I assume by now someone has done this hypothetical, but can we look at the flipside? If Jorgie isn’t pissed about hitting .165 and isn’t pissed about going from a borderline HoF career to hitting 9th, he’d be accused of apathy and check cashing and probably worse. Passion / pride / self-confidence goes both ways, its not always a positive.

      Hitting .561? I’m up for that.

      • Mister Delaware

        Well played.

    • Karen

      Amen.

      • Karen

        The Amen is to Mr. Delaware’s first comment not Ultimate 913′s comment.

  • It’sATarp

    Him and his buddy Jeter should just retire. They can’t do much to contribute to the team right now.

    • Mister Delaware

      You and everyone else shitting on guys who gave us an awesome decade and a half and who will shit on Mariano if he has a bad 2 weeks and doesn’t want to relinquish his closer role, just move to Philadelphia. There you can boo the fuck out of great players who you’re done with or you’re mad at for a few hours or whatever. Its a badge of honor there; Yankees fans are better than that sort of thing.

      • It’sATarp

        If it was a bad slump i wouldn’t complain. It’s beyond just a bad slump, it’s aging. Get used to it. Jeter is here taking up money and year for other 3 years. If you honestly think he’ll suddenly find it again, well good for you, but reality is what you see now is what you get. Whats best for the team is for these players to realize they no longer are who they used to be and side step their ego and bow down gracefully.

        • Mister Delaware

          Your beef is with Cashman and the front office for signing them, not Jeter and Posada for not “retiring gracefully” or whatever you want to call it.

          • Karen

            Exactly Mr. Delaware.

  • pat

    Too bad Cash didn’t have retirement form handy for Posada to fill out.

    • Mister Delaware

      Do you assume he didn’t simply because Cashman didn’t mention that in his mid-game gossip session with the press?

      (Not that that would be a bad way to draw a conclusion.)

      • pat

        Jorge bitched out of the lineup during a pretty gd important series vs Boston. I guess he should get a pass?

  • yankees=warriors

    Well, I would say this is as much our (the fans’) fault as anyone’s. If we were more of a Yankee fan than an idividual player’s fan, this never would have happened.
    No company would ever tolerate an employee with an attitude, especially someone who’s well-paid, so why would should the Yankees? I can’t believe people were actually backing up Posada yesterday. Those people should lose their Yankee jersey and buy a “Team Posada” or “Team Jeter” uniform, cause they sure as hell are not Yankee fans.
    You or I may not be able to play baseball like these players can, but I know there are loads of talented players out there who can. Time to let these all-ego, no-skill players realize that.

  • Neil

    I’m watching the Mets with a line-up of players that nobody wants (except Beltran and Reyes) who are up 1-0 on Josh Johnson. They may not be good but they play hard every game. Our Yankees look totally lost. AJ with his big league stuff and little league brain is the leader of the pack tonight.

    • Reggie C.

      Ehhh … the Mets have been playing well as of late. 1-0 lead? I’m gonna go watch that now.

    • Mister Delaware

      What the fancy fuck does this even mean? 1 run in 5 innings against Johnson versus 5 runs in 5 fucking innings against Price? My dear god, what is happening? Do the smart people leave in these situations? Does the fact that I’m still responding reflect poorly on me?

      • Neil

        Now it’s 1-1. Some guy named Stanton evened it up with one swing. I think they drafted him. That’s OK we have Soriano instead of a draft pick.

        • pat

          Clearly Cashman’s fault.

  • Larry Rothchild’s Yarmulke

    Buster Olney reports that in the shower Posada told his soap they were not on the same page anymore. Buster will now tweet this for 10 more hours or so until he comes up with something new.

  • Larry Rothchild’s Yarmulke

    Per YES Network Randy Levine has signed John Flash Flaherty to be the Yankees DH because he has Heart.

  • Thanks Cinco

    Can someone give me a rational reason why Jesus Montero shouldn’t be DHing right now?

    Posada is a 39-year-old part time DH that sits against lefties and flails against righties.

    • special kid

      cause posada might throw a fit again

    • pat

      Only about 13 million reasons.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    Jesus! Jesus! Jesus! Jesus! Jesus! Jesus! Jesus! Jesus!

  • Karen

    You people call yourselves fans? Yankees fans? Real fans don’t talk like this about their Team… Yes, I said Team. Talk shit about one or two and you are talking shit about them all. When their slump is over and they are back on top you will all be singing a different tune. You don’t deserve to call yourselves Yankees fans.