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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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Comments

Since: Dec 3, 2006
Posted on: August 2, 2011 11:58 pm
 

Report: Yankees place Posada, others on waivers

Let's face it...this is most excitement in Philadelphia since the Legionaires' Convention!



Since: Dec 3, 2006
Posted on: August 2, 2011 11:56 pm
 

Report: Yankees place Posada, others on waivers

Oh the Phillies have had their fair share of bad signings too over the years!  No one team is exempt from a quick fix!  And your comment about the Yanks giving Werth the money...they DIDN'T!!!  Yes...it's always great to be a Phillies fan when you are winning!  You are an idiot!  Jump on your Eagles bandwagon now!  



Since: May 22, 2011
Posted on: August 2, 2011 11:51 pm
 

Report: Yankees place Posada, others on waivers

Besides the last 5 years, ever since they moved to Citizens Bank Park coincidentialy, please tell me when the Phillies have ever been relevant in any discussion let alone being able to pay money for free agents? The Phil's were the laughing stock of MLB for years. Now you win 1 world series in 28 years and you're a donimant franchise and signing free agents? Come on man. How quickly you forget 2009.



Since: Sep 15, 2010
Posted on: August 2, 2011 11:46 pm
 

Report: Yankees place Posada, others on waivers

Yeah, Posda doesn't really like to take one for the team, needs to get his way.  Being dropped in the batting order and he gets sick, or was it injured, or did anyone ever know beforehand ?  And in the playoffs when one of the Yankee pitchers requested the back-up cather to cath him, Posada cried like a baby.  If he was a great Yankee, he would know about team



Since: Dec 31, 2006
Posted on: August 2, 2011 11:32 pm
 

Report: Yankees place Posada, others on waivers

Cliff Lee took less money to play in Philly because a lot of pitchers cannot handle the heat in New York.  Maybe he talked to his friend Kenny Rodgers about pitching in NYC.  Not a condemnation because Lee is a great pitcher. 

But if your email is an attempt to somehow say that the Philly front office has something up on the Yanks, your are just a hater.  Cashman has done wonders this year in putting together a starting rotation.  Everybody else in the leauge gave up on Colon and Garcia.  Not Cashman.  Also it was brilliant keeping those two and casting off Milwood at the end of training camp.  As far as anointing the Phillies world champions, lets see if there hitting improves.  The last time I checked the Phillies are having a little trouble scoring runs.



Since: Sep 2, 2006
Posted on: August 2, 2011 11:24 pm
 

Report: Yankees place Posada, others on waivers

Yea and after they got Cliff Lee, what happended, they ran into SF. The Yankees do blow allot of money on some players, but they also are winners. Philly is a good club also. Lets see where both end up at the end of the season.



Since: Aug 1, 2008
Posted on: August 2, 2011 11:20 pm
 

Report: Yankees place Posada, others on waivers

And we beat you in the world series 2 years ago.  Take that phillies phan.



Since: Jul 11, 2008
Posted on: August 2, 2011 11:20 pm
 

Report: Yankees place Posada, others on waivers

The Yankees dominated the Phillies in the World Series a few years back if I recall correctly.  Take that Phillies fan.

Brian Cashman is a genius. 



Since: Dec 31, 2006
Posted on: August 2, 2011 11:19 pm
 

Report: Yankees place Posada, others on waivers

Sad end to Posada's career.  I had no problem with the contract because the guy has hit for 16 of his 17 seasons and he is a switch hitter.   Maybe part of giving his the money was to say thank you for all you have done over the past 17 seasons.  I will miss hip hip Jorge.  Thanks for the memories!!!!


philsfan1
Since: Jul 22, 2010
Posted on: August 2, 2011 11:13 pm
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