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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: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: August 2, 2011 8:05 pm
 

Report: Yankees place Posada, others on waivers

MLB has the craziest and dumbest rules in all of sports, give me a break man.  You have a "trade deadline" and then a few days later this crap is allowed to happen?  How stupid can these rules get?  So when nothing happens for the Yankees at the trade deadline they are allowed to put a player on "waivers"  but if somebody picks one of those players up, the Yankees can pull that player back and try to negotiate a trade.  That's the dumbest rule in all of sports or if not the dumbest it's certainly right up there.

By the way does anybody know with Burnett's no trade clause in place what happens if somebody picks him up and the Yankees don't pull him back?  I know, probably none of the above happens but if somebody knows what the rule is I'd appreciate some help.  Does a team that picks up Burnett on waivers need Burnett's permission???
 



Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: August 2, 2011 8:00 pm
 

Report: Yankees place Posada, others on waivers

Good for Cashman for calling out the trash on his roster. AJ is a terd who`s paid a ton to be far better than a sub .500 baby. Man up AJ, it`s time to earn your keep you candy ass!   



Since: Sep 30, 2008
Posted on: August 2, 2011 7:39 pm
 

Report: Yankees place Posada, others on waivers

Release Burnett??? Who's going to pitch??? When Hughes is your other option I'll take Burnett anyday.



Since: Jun 3, 2011
Posted on: August 2, 2011 7:37 pm
 

Report: Yankees place Posada, others on waivers

Jorge has been a great Yankee throughout his career, know when to say when and this year is when.  Cashman told everyone who would listen to pass on Soriano, we know who didn't listen.  A.J. has flashes of brilliance but can't sustain it.  These players have such big contracts that nobody will touch them but we all wish someone would help us out.



Since: Oct 26, 2006
Posted on: August 2, 2011 7:36 pm
 

Report: Yankees place Posada, others on waivers

The Yankees held onto their pitchers and catchers in the minors not making a splash at the trade deadline i'm ok with that, but shoppong Soriano makes me wonder why the Yanks didn't go after Mike Adoms? Soriano could turn it around in second half of season. Posada should retire now so Yankees  can bring up younger catchers. Burnett has to suck it up and earn his money the second half the Yankees have the hitting to still make a run this year but need some pitchers to get it done. Cashman must like what he has in minors to not go after players before trade deadline or simply the price was just to high to make a move.I'll admitt I was hoping for Mike Adoms to be in pinstrips now but it wasen't to be.  



Since: Oct 15, 2007
Posted on: August 2, 2011 7:27 pm
 

Report: Yankees place Posada, others on waivers

I agree with everything that has been said here so far.Good takes by all.



Since: May 7, 2007
Posted on: August 2, 2011 7:27 pm
 

Report: Yankees place Posada, others on waivers

It's a shame the Yankees just don't release Burnett and Posada. Soriano is another story. Who knows if he can get right and contribute.



Since: Jul 30, 2009
Posted on: August 2, 2011 7:15 pm
 

Report: Yankees place Posada, others on waivers

I'm a Red Sox fan and Posada is starting to look like Varitek.........DON'T DO IT!  Varitek should have retired years ago when they started testing the PED stuff.  Posada always has been a better player but clearly is only sticking around for the $.  Can't blame you but be honest......nobody outside of the Yankees would ever pay Posada $13M at his advanced age. 



Since: Oct 15, 2007
Posted on: August 2, 2011 7:09 pm
 

Report: Yankees place Posada, others on waivers

please somebody take AJ please anybody...



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: August 2, 2011 7:09 pm
 

Report: Yankees place Posada, others on waivers

Yankees are praying someone will undo their mistake of signing Soriano to that deal in the offseason.


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