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Posada 'not happy' with diminished role

Posted on: August 7, 2011 8:47 pm
 
Jorge Posada

By C. Trent Rosecrans

Jorge Posada may not have a Willie Mays falling-in-the-outfield moment to end his career -- but at least Mays was on the field. Posada may spend the last two months of his career on the Yankees' bench. Yankees manager Joe Girardi told Posada that he was no longer going to be used as the team's designated hitter against right-handed pitchers.

Sunday night the Red Sox sent right-hander Josh Beckett to the mound and instead of Posada, Eric Chavez was in the DH spot. Chavez and Andruw Jones will share that duty -- which was Posada's only defined role until now.

"[Girardi] said he was going to put the best lineup on the field and he doesn't know when I'm going to DH again," Posada told Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News. "So right now I'm sitting on the bench."

Posada said he was "very disappointed" with his new role.

"I'm not happy about it, but right now I can't do nothing about it," Posada said. "I put myself in this situation. I've just got to keep on working."

Posada will turn 40 later this month. He's hitting just .230/.309/.372 in 317 plate appearances this season with nine home runs and 31 RBI. He's hitting a more respectable .263/.340/.438 against right-handers, with all of his homers against righties.

Chavez is hitting .323/.389/.431 with one home run and 13 RBI in 72 plate appearances and Jones is hitting .233/.331/.440 with seven homers and 22 RBI in 133 plate appearances.

"We're going to see how this works," Girardi told reporters, including Feinsand. "We're going to try some different things. We'll see how this works, and I told Jorge, 'You're still going to be a big part of this, and we're going to need you. We're just going to do some different things.'"

It's unclear what Girardi "needs" of Posada, but I'm sure he can help pick up the cups that accumulate in the dugout at the end of the game, make sure the different flavors of gum and sunflower seeds don't get mixed up and keep Alex Rodriguez from creeping out Minka Kelly. 

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Since: Oct 11, 2006
Posted on: August 13, 2011 11:51 pm
 

Posada 'not happy' with diminished role

Brian - Chill the F'out with the name calling and JUST maybe people would take your comments with a grain of salt. Stop insulting everyone, it is very unbecoming and truly shows your real personality.

...and for the record, I own a very sucessful music promotion and distribution company that allows me to do business in over 60 countries and travel to Europe for 4-6 weeks a year. Check it out if you like,  

Like I stated after your original insult at me; not everyone is a 16 year pimply kid here, and to prove to us you really aren't, try acting acting your f'in age and not your IQ level.


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Since: May 15, 2011
Posted on: August 9, 2011 3:39 pm
 

Posada 'not happy' with diminished role

I have never been a huge Jorge Posada fan.  I have always believed that defensively he could have been better.  However, when looking at his offensive production over an 8-year span from 2001-2007, you can not dispute his value to the yankees.  Below are his averages over that time.

Games  142
ABs   484 
Runs    76 
Hits   137
AVG     .280
HRs     23
RBI        90 
BBs        80 

I'm sure, if compared to his contemporaries, Posada's years from age 29-36 certainly match-up.  

What do the idiotic multitudes expect?  Retire mid season?  Hell no.  That would be ridiculous.  Play out the season, the career.  There will be moments when for a minute or two he will shine.  A key hit, a HR deep into the bleachers, another Yankee win.  

Posada has 4 rings.  The only knock that I can see is that with only one of them (2000) did he approach the season averages listed above.  For the other 3 he was a 111 gamer, sharing time at catcher. He averaged 17 jacks and 100 hits during those 3 World Championship seasons.  


 



Since: Oct 11, 2006
Posted on: August 9, 2011 2:07 pm
 

Posada 'not happy' with diminished role

I might be considered skinny but I am glad I don't have "moobs" and am physically fit (unlike most of the USA).
Over 35, happily married, own a nice home in the county that is paid off ($300k) w/o wheels thank you, and am self employed (since 2002). 21234 Zip code is actually a very nice area unlike most of Baltimore city proper, which it is NOT.

In case you missed my earlier post. You are a waste of space. Not too many people here would argue that after this thread.
You also might want to clean your "goo" off the Caps Lock button and tone it down a bit. Pop in your Air Supply CD and chill.

This WAS a thread about the best Yankees catcher since Thurmon Munson, get a grip Yankees troll.



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Since: Oct 11, 2006
Posted on: August 8, 2011 5:34 pm
 

Posada 'not happy' with diminished role

Hey 8Ball my zip code is 21234 - let me know when you're close enough because not everyone here is a 15 year old pimply geek. I happen to be 6 foot 5 and about 200 pounds with a pretty good reach, I might add. That still doesn't change the fact that you are a complete waste of space. Your sports ego is about the size of what you want your tackle to be, nothing more.


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