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Good company for Posada

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Apr 18, 2007 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

ph_120691.jpgSome totally insignificant trivia for you to ponder as the Yankees belt around the Indians:

Jorge Posada is one of four active players to hit his first 200 homers for the same manager.

The others:

Andruw Jones and Chipper Jones (Bobby Cox)

Albert Pujols (Tony La Russa)

The last Yankee to hit his first 200 homers for the same manager was one Mickey Charles Mantle, who was managed by Casey Stengel from 1951-60. Before that you have to back to Joe DiMaggio.

Meanwhile, Kei Igawa continues to be the most interesting pitcher on the staff. Note that I didn’t say the best, just most interesting. He’s somewhat filty when he keeps the ball down. But when he misses, he misses up and it gets hit.

If he stays healthy and goes 180-200 innings, he’s going to win 12 or 13 games. The run support will get him through six innings most nights.




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