I’d like to tell you it was an exciting day off in Toronto. But got here, did some work, took a nap (4 a.m. wake-up calls will do that to you) and did some more work.
A few statistics of interest.
(min. of 3,000 PA)
33. Jason Giambi .4110
41. Bobby Abreu .4084
105. Alex Rodriguez .3886
109. Derek Jeter .3883
169. Posada .3795
It’s little wonder the Yankees are on a pace to score 956 runs.
Catchers over the age of 35 who have hit .330 with 19 homers and 84 RBI
1. Jorge Posada
What’s even more amazing is that only six other catchers of any age have put up those numbers: Mike Piazza (3 times), Pudge Rodriguez (2 times), Bill Dickey (2 times), Ernie Lombardi, Gabby Hartnett and Brian McCann.
You have to wonder if they’ll regret it, but the Yankees almost have to give Posada $28 million over two years.
Career home runs
13. Mickey Mantle 536
14. Jimmie Foxx 534
15. Willie McCovey, Ted Williams 521
16. Alex Rodriguez 516
By the time he turns 33, A-Rod is going to have more homers than Williams and Mantle. It’s mind-boggling.