There have been some reports, whispers really, that Jorge Posada doesn’t get along with Joe Girardi.
In a sign that he could be headed back to the Yankees, Posada had his agents release a statement on Friday refuting that notion.
“Girardi was my mentor and he always taught me the value of having a great work ethic and how it was most important to maintain the position year after year. The 2007 season was difficult and bittersweet and all I’m doing right now is evaluating everything,” he said.
Posada wants to stay in New York given that he recently had his home in Manhattan expanded. While the Mets are certainly an option, they now appear willing to make a deal to keep Paul Lo Duca.
Posada’s last contract proved to be a bargain for the Yankees. He’ll make some of that back up with his new deal. In the end, I suspect he’ll stay, catch a few years and transition over to first base.
One thing we do know is that Bobby Abreu is staying with the Yankees. That was the main story in The Journal News today.