Thursday, June 14, 2007

He's Had Enough

Yankees catcher Jorge Posada has been the Yankees catcher since 1995 and is coming up on thirty six years of age. If his career year continues, he should make good money in the market. But he is aging and it is not the best risk to take him for three or four years. He has said this season that the Yankees haven't given him any reason to stay after they tabled negotiations for the season. He went on to talk about becoming a free agent: "I'm going to look into it. I'm going to look into every scenario," said Posada, who belted his eighth homer of the season in last night's win over Arizona. "It's the first time and maybe the only time I'm going to be a free agent. Don't get me wrong, I totally want to be here, this is the only place I know, but I'm not assuming anything right now. If that doesn't happen, I will look at every option. " Posada is batting .354 with 8 HR and 41 RBI. He is a career .274 hitter with 206 HR and 812 RBI. Now I am sure the Yankees will be looking at all available catchers now, including Mets catcher Paul Lo Duca, who is set to be a free agent after this season. They will probably also look at Ivan Rodriguez, if he becomes a free agent, Michael Barrett, and if all us fails, maybe Brad Ausmus.

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Anonymous said...


Posada will be a Yankee till he retires. Why on earth do you imagine that the team will look elsewhere for a catcher? There is no catcher in baseball that the Yankees would rather have, and there is no team that Jorge would rather play for. And money is not a problem.

I know you gotta find stuff to write about, but really.....

Eli said...

If you read the article Posada said he plans to test the market.

Anonymous said...

yeah. jeez do I have to translate this stuff for you?

JP to Yanks: Treat me with respect - I expect to be offered a contract in line with my open market value.

Yanks to JP: Done