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Report: Yankees place Posada, others on waivers

Posted on: August 2, 2011 6:39 pm
Edited on: August 2, 2011 6:39 pm
 
Jorge PosadaBy C. Trent Rosecrans

Throughout the next month, you'll hear every once in a while about players that have been placed on waivers. That doesn't mean your favorite team is going to release a star player, it's just that they're keeping their options open.

With that in mind comes this report from the New York Post that the Yankees have placed A.J. Burnett, Rafael Soriano and Jorge Posada on waivers.

All three are priced high enough that it's unlikely they'll be claimed. None of the three seem to be that appealing in a trade for another team, either.

Burnett is the team's No. 2 starter -- by payroll, if not performance. He has a record of 8-9 with a  4.23 ERA, but makes $16.5 million through 2013. He does have a limited no-trade clause, allowing him to block trades to 10 clubs.

Soriano signed a three-year, $35 million contract before the season to serve as Mariano Rivera's setup man. He's appeared in just 17 games this season and has allowed nine earned runs in 16 innings, while striking out 12 and walking 11. It's unlikely anyone will want to take on his contract, despite his 45 saves last season for the Rays.

Then there's Posada -- who has famously played for nobody but the Yankees in his 17 seasons. Posada is a free agent after the season, but appears headed for retirement. He's hitting just .236/.318/.382, starting 66 games at designated hitter and eight games at first base, all for $13.1 million.

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brian8ball
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Since: Jul 22, 2011
Posted on: August 3, 2011 12:46 pm
 

Report: Yankees place Posada, others on waivers

Yankee fans crack me up! Mike Schmidt got his ring in 1980 and the Phillies have 2 World Series Championships 1980 and 2008. So what the Yankees have more rings. They bought a large majority of those championships. Don't tell us about fat Posada's chubby fingers you rude New Yorker. Philadelphia Fans expect hard work and the best from there teams. New York just buys there respect instead of earning it! You are babies as soon as someone else signs a free agent you wanted you flash your championships like a little kid. Look at my rings nah nah!!! Shut your mouth and lets playball. We will see you in the World Series you subway jerk!  



Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: August 3, 2011 12:16 pm
 

Report: Yankees place Posada, others on waivers

also, the way you type is offensive, brian8ball.  go back to wherever you were before august 3rd when you got a sportsline account. nobody needs another loud mouthed north jersey jerk that loves the yankees and the jets.  you guys are a dime a dozen and we hate you, even in your home state.



love,


south jersey. 



Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: August 3, 2011 12:10 pm
 

Report: Yankees place Posada, others on waivers

Brian8Ball, you're a foolhearted crap-shoveling yank fan.  "five rings blah blah blah"  listen dude.  if talent was based on how many world series' were won, nobody'd hold a candle to the yankees.   no one can dismiss that.  put don't piss in someone's coffee 'acuse they ain't gonna win this year.  i'm a phillies fan, and i hope as much as you probably do that my team will run and take home a trophy.  people that get all riled on a cbs sports page are a joke.  excuse me, a "FKN joke"  you're a joke kid.  winning is about today.  not last week.  get a life.



Since: Jan 16, 2011
Posted on: August 3, 2011 11:15 am
 

Report: Yankees place Posada, others on waivers

brian8ball, do you honestly believe AGon can't hold a candle to Tex?


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Since: Jun 30, 2007
Posted on: August 3, 2011 1:23 am
 

Report: Yankees place Posada, others on waivers

"And who exactley are these players THAT WANT TO GO TO PHILLY"

Cliff Lee




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