May
18

Yankees have had “zero discussion” about releasing Posada

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Via Andrew Marchand, the Yankees had “zero discussion” internally about releasing Jorge Posada following last weekend’s falling out. Posada told the team he wanted out at one point, remember. That said, Marchand hears from a source that the team will “reconsider” Jorge’s future with the club if his performance does not improve by the All-Star break. The elephant in the room is Derek Jeter, because the Yankees will want Posada around when his friend and long-time teammate picks up his 3,000th hit.

Jorge hasn’t hit much all year (.179/.287/.366), his age 39 season, but he has reached base in eight of his last 13 plate appearances and is hitting .275/.383/.350 in May. Maybe he’s showing signs of turning it around, maybe it’s dumb luck, but either way it seems like his great career in pinstripes will be coming to an ugly end before long.

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

    This whole PosadaGate has made me question Buster Olney, Investigative Journalist. Maybe it’s my flawed memory, but it seems like he’s made a few claims this week he’s had to back down from or soften.

    Either he’s got bad sources, or he’s speculating himself and overstating what his sourcesare telling him.

    • Manny

      Or the Yankee front office will lie… Not that hard to believe

    • Kiko Jones

      The same journalists who pride themselves on insider knowledge, either out of ignorance or convenience, never uttered a peep during the so-called steroid era. So, in general, taking their claims with a grain of salt is probably giving them too much credit, IMHO.

  • Monteroisdinero

    We have a DH and he bats leadoff!

    Sincerely,
    Eduardo

  • Greg

    Here we go again. They cant play small ball properly. Have the guy steal then bunt him over

  • sns1102

    They’ll give him until the All Star Break? How can you not call up Montero, especially if Swisher continues to struggle?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      Because Montero isn’t an outfielder?

      • sns1102

        I dont mean to replace Swisher. I mean that he is a perfect fit at DH and they do need some additional depth in the middle of that order, especially if Swisher and Posada are struggling.

  • Phil

    Could they just leave Posada alone? He really will produce; I promise! As for Montero & Vazquez, etc., leave Montero where he is because you don’t bring a guy like him up unless he can play catcher every day or it’s determined he can’t play the position at all. Either way, that hasn’t been determined yet. Having Vazquez is a nice problem to have but he too doesn’t really have a position except d/h & I think they’ll be fine on that score w/what they’ve already got. We could really use another starter or two, & definitely need more/better pitching prospects as I’ve soured on Brackman, & it remains to be seen w/Betances & Banuelos. Get me some more pitching prospects & a five-tool switch-hitting outfielder along the lines of the Mighty Mick & I’ll be happy.

    • NYinTX

      Yup, prospects like the Mick come along every day.