Jorge Posada is at the Knicks game tonight and Journal News Knicks beat writer Mike Dougherty was able to snag him for an intervew at halftime.
Here is what Mike just e-mailed me:
Update on his situation: “We’re working on it. We’re working with the Yankees. We’re going to hear from the Mets tomorrow. I have no idea. … I would like to stay with the Yankees. My heart is with the Yankees, so hopefully we can get something done.
Does he want to stay with Yankees? “That would be the first choice, yes.”
When do you want to get this done: “I don’t know yet.”
Are you going to listen to other teams: “Yes.”
Are you in the driver’s seat? “Yeah. Yeah. We’re really close. It’s not about the money. For me, it’s the best situation.”
On Joe Girardi: “I love Joe. You know, Joe’s like a big brother to me. He’s been a big brother to me since like ’96, so hopefully I’m hopefully looking forward to working with him.”
Are chances better than 50-50 you’ll be a Yankee? “Yes. Right now it’s up in the air, but the chances are good.”
Obviously, great job by Mike getting this info. It sounds like Posada and the Yankees could be close to a deal. Good news for the Yankees.