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Posada may be headed for DL

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Apr 08, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Trouble is mounting for the Yankees. Jorge Posada will have an MRI here tomorrow and could be headed for the disabled list with a sore right shoulder.

“Dead,” Posada said when asked his shoulder felt.

Talks will be held tonight and don’t be surprised if Chad Moeller is on the roster tomorrow. Otherwise the Yankees will have Jose Molina behind the plate with Morgan Ensberg backing him up.

With 17 of the next 19 games on the road, many against contenders, the banged-up Yankees are in a precarious position already this season.

 
 

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94 Responses to “Posada may be headed for DL”

  1. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 April 8th, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    This is not the best news I’ve heard all day.

    Still, to be optimistic, at least Jose Molina is our primary back up.

    Could you imagine Posada on the DL with Wil Nieves playing a month straight?

  2. Paul April 8th, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    ahem…is this still 2007????

  3. Fran April 8th, 2008 at 8:18 pm

    Rebecca – You’re right. At least the Yanks have a more than capable back-up in Molina.

  4. Guga April 8th, 2008 at 8:18 pm

    This is terrible news. The Yankees could sustain injuries to almost any other position but Catcher. Lets just hope that its not to serious and he’s out only a little while.

    Stay Strong Yankee Fans … In Molina we must trust!

  5. jennifer-Phil Hughes saved!! Mussina is NOT DONE! anti-anti April 8th, 2008 at 8:19 pm

    Thank god we have Jose as the back up!!

  6. rb15 April 8th, 2008 at 8:19 pm

    Obviously I want Jorge to come back asap, but as backup catchers go, Molina’s probably the best one in baseball. Could be worse, could be worse.

    That being said: fingers crossed for Po.

  7. Pastsada April 8th, 2008 at 8:20 pm

    That’s good news, without Posada there will be less grounding into double plays…

  8. stuart April 8th, 2008 at 8:21 pm

    Pete, Relax… Jeter out for a few days is not a catastrophe.

    Molina cannot hit but he can field……

    Pete you sound like many of the panic children on the site…

    I forgot Baltimore is up by 3 games, let’s panic……

    the Yanks will avg. lessthen 3 runs a game for the yr., I forgot we should panic..

    THEY WILL BE FINE

  9. Steph April 8th, 2008 at 8:22 pm

    Oh boy. I hope Posada will be okay and he doesn’t miss a huge chunk of time. However, Molina is a great backup. He wasn’t a great starter in Anaheim, but he has proved very capable of filling in for Posada so far.
    At least we don’t have the Stinnett/Fasano/Nieves type that would have to be the starter.

  10. Jax April 8th, 2008 at 8:22 pm

    Molina is more accurate with his throws anyway. Frames pitches better too. But I will miss Posada’s bat.

  11. Rocco April 8th, 2008 at 8:22 pm

    “That’s good news, without Posada there will be less grounding into double plays…”

    you can also add Jeter in that sentence :(

  12. bigjf April 8th, 2008 at 8:22 pm

    Better to get the injuries out of the way early. They’re going to happen.

    Pete, how’s Giambi feeling after playing today? I missed the game and the postgame.

  13. AngryFan April 8th, 2008 at 8:23 pm

    Why did the Yankees give a 4 year contract to a 36 year old Catcher? I know he had a great year but still he’s 36 and for a Catcher that’s way too old.

  14. x23 April 8th, 2008 at 8:23 pm

    lol…pretty true about Posada and DP’s. A few years ago, Posada was an automatic DP waiting to happen. He has since cut down though.

  15. bodhisattva April 8th, 2008 at 8:23 pm

    That is a frightening thought, Rebecca, lol.

    Take heart, people. We are flush with resources. Don’t have to rely on the Wil Nieves’ of the world for emergencies anymore. We have depth at catcher and just about everywhere else (Jeter can be replaced by Gonzales, if necessary). We are in an unusual position in this regard. If a pitcher goes down, for instance, we’re looking at Alan Horne, not Kei Igawa. If an OF goes down, it’s Gardner, or maybe even Jackson gets a look. When it’s time for Joba to go down and work on his other two pitches, or when Farnsworth inevitably blows up, it’s Melancon, Sanchez, McCutchen, Cox, etc. who step in.

  16. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 April 8th, 2008 at 8:23 pm

    You guys, you know how we know this is 2008 and not 2007?

    Just read through the comments so far on the thread.

    Last year: We’re doomed.

    This year: At least we have Jose Molina.

    Guess the optimism’s stuck, huh?

  17. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 April 8th, 2008 at 8:23 pm

    You guys, you know how we know this is 2008 and not 2007?

    Just read through the comments so far on the thread.

    Last year: We’re doomed.

    This year: At least we have Jose Molina.

    Guess the optimism’s stuck, huh?

  18. S.A.-Phil Hughes is Saved and will be fine! Goodness.. April 8th, 2008 at 8:23 pm

    This sucks. But I have faith in Molina.
    Feel Better Posada

  19. ANSKY April 8th, 2008 at 8:27 pm

    Molina’s more than adequate as Jorge’s backup. Now if HE goes down while Jorge is down, then we’ve got a problem.

  20. Mark Alan April 8th, 2008 at 8:28 pm

    Maybe we could hook Yogi up with McNamee… on second thought, that wasn’t really funny.

    None of this is, but it’s part of baseball. Teams deal. Besides, we’ve got Jesus Montero down at Charleston. He can hit ‘em a mile. (Is it to early to call him up, Pete?)

  21. Jeff April 8th, 2008 at 8:29 pm

    We all knew Posada wasn’t gonna hit .338 again, but this season has beena diaster for him so far!

  22. Russell W April 8th, 2008 at 8:30 pm

    Molina has been great defensively… great to the point that we can rest Posada on the 15-day DL and still be comfortable.

    What is really killing us right now is our DJ situation… Betemit is a strikeout machine and we need a viable replacement.

    It really sucks that Brett Gardner isn’t an infielder… this team lacks the heavy speed guy that kills us all the time. Think of all the teams with the speed guy: Gathright, Lugo, Reyes, Rollins, Soriano, Granderson (look at the Tigers without him), Markakis/Roberts, Crawford, Rios.

    I would kill to have any of those guys. The Yankees have… Damon? C’mon, get us some speed please.

  23. MJL April 8th, 2008 at 8:31 pm

    Player-manager Joe Girardi?

  24. rb15 April 8th, 2008 at 8:32 pm

    ha, mjl. but seriously, he’s still in good shape.

  25. Forehead Writer April 8th, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    TODAY IS THE BEGINNING OF THE END – write that on your foreheads. Do it now.

  26. ANSKY April 8th, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    If Jorge goes DL, I’m willing to bet that 10 days later people will forget that Molina’s the back-up and whine to all things high and mighty about his performance not being equal to the Jorge of 07.

    Good lord, where could I ever get such a notion???

  27. AngryFan April 8th, 2008 at 8:34 pm

    Hey we miss Cairo! and by any chance Bubba Crosby!

  28. ANSKY April 8th, 2008 at 8:35 pm

    Jeff – It’s been 8 games… ‘the season’ is not 8 games long.

  29. Jax April 8th, 2008 at 8:36 pm

    That’s a terrible contract they gave to Posada. At the end of day I seriously doubt he was going to play for another team.
    I would have given him 2 years and a club option for third.

  30. ANSKY April 8th, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    Jax – I give up. You’re right. The team sucks, management sucks, and we should all root for Boston. Thanks for enlightening us all.

  31. Mark April 8th, 2008 at 8:41 pm

    Jose is the one guy we cannot do without — thank the stars for Molina, the best back-up catcher in baseball. After only a handful of games, these Yankees already look like an old, banged-up bunch. So much for the “youth” movement….

  32. Jeff April 8th, 2008 at 8:41 pm

    Yeah I know, ANSKY. Still early but I do have some concerns so far!

  33. Don Vito A. Bellamo April 8th, 2008 at 8:42 pm

    All is fine…we will be OK….everyone calm down ! ;-)

  34. rb15 April 8th, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    on that note, boston’s backup is kevin cash. think about that for a second.

    i dont care about the posada contract – as has been gone over many times, there were no other catchers available, and posada’s shown incredible durability (up until right now). dont forget he came up as a second baseman, so he’s younger a catcher than he is a human being.

    lets just wait and see what happens.

  35. Jax April 8th, 2008 at 8:44 pm

    More of the “youth movement” is the pitching. They’ll eventually hit but in terms of positional wise they’re still old. Only young guys are Cano and Melky.

  36. stuart April 8th, 2008 at 8:45 pm

    Mark, yea the yanks are old and banged up; hughes 21, ohledorf 25, traber 28, melky 23, cano 24, betemit 27, etc.

    they are just playing bad at present not much more then that.

    BTW they start and old 23 yr old pitcher tommorow and there 8th inning guy is a old 23 yr old..

    see your comments are stupid…I did not want to give Jorge 4 yrs but that is me…they lose gimabi, moose, pettite, abreu, kyle, latroy, etc after this yr. they will be even younger next yr. and more athletic…

  37. Dedguy April 8th, 2008 at 8:45 pm

    “I would have given him 2 years and a club option for third.”

    Then we should all be glad you’re just an annoying troll on message boards, because Posada would otherwise be playing out his final years with the Mets.

  38. anti-mussina April 8th, 2008 at 8:46 pm

    pitching will need to carry this team now!

  39. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 April 8th, 2008 at 8:46 pm

    Joe Girardi player-manager…now that COULD be interesting. Heck, Girardi’s probably still better than Moeller!

  40. Elizabeth--Melky in CF 08 and Beyond April 8th, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    Well….

    Could be worse, like Rebecca said. You never know the blessings that could be in disguise here. Derek will be back next week. Might as well deal with all of this now rather than later.

    If we can finish April above .500, we’re in good shape. We can do that by going 4-3 every week.

  41. ANSKY April 8th, 2008 at 8:52 pm

    It’s all part of the game Jeff. Jeter and Posada down at the same time is a little bit of a concern.

    On an unrelated note (sorry Jeff this not directed at you) I’m peeved out of my freakin’ gord because I read the blog to get a good sense and a good feeling about what’s going on (good times or bad) and there seems to be nothing but people whining that the sky is falling and every move the team’s made is on par with something like the Jeff Weaver trade. Wiser people always tell the whiners to ease up but they still persist in not having a good time and not letting everyone else have a good time because we all have to read such crappola. Do you mindless idiots have any idea how many people wish you would stop whining ?????????? Free speech reigns but don’t you get sick of spewing the same negative tripe all the time????? Even if there’s something negative you’re talking about, at least make an effort to say it in a way people might like to read. YAAARRGGGGHHHH!!!!!!!!

    End of rant. I feel better. I’ll feel even better if it works.

  42. Don Vito A. Bellamo April 8th, 2008 at 8:52 pm

    Optimists UNITE !…Rebecca, Elizabeth, anyone ???…who is with me ???….we will be in 1st place on May 1st and our “bump” in the road will be behind us…..GO…FIGHT…WIN !!!

  43. Jax April 8th, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    “Then we should all be glad you’re just an annoying troll on message boards”

    Actually your the troll. I’m a constant poster on this blog.

  44. SDJohn April 8th, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    The good news is, Betances is looking good 3 innings, 1 hit, 3 K’s. No real good news on the MLB team so hope this helps out. Austin Jackson has 2 hits, Chase Wright had a good outing, Steven Jackson has 2 K’s in 1 inning of relief. Eric Hacker has a no hitter through 7 in Tampa, with 6 K’s.

  45. Bob April 8th, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    Cold weather is a contributing factor, but that`s the nature of the game. a good nights rest and the bats will awaken from their slumber

  46. S.A.-Phil Hughes is Saved and will be fine! Goodness.. April 8th, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    We will survive this. It’s gonna be a long season filled with good times and bad. Hopefully way more good than bad.
    Let’s get a win tomorrow and turn those frowns upside down.
    :)

  47. SDJohn April 8th, 2008 at 8:59 pm

    Montero hits a dinger in A ball.

  48. dontfirecash April 8th, 2008 at 9:00 pm

    For those who care, Eric Hacker is throwing a no hitter through 7 for High A Tampa. And Betances is pitching a 1 hitter through 3 in Charelston…And I’m pretty sure Charelston’s offense is better than the Yanks right now.

  49. dontfirecash April 8th, 2008 at 9:01 pm

    haha I should read the comments ahead of me.

  50. rb15 April 8th, 2008 at 9:01 pm

    Don Vito, i will stand with you. optimism!

    marathon, not a sprint. anything that happens when the orioles are the best team in baseball needs to be looked at with a grain of salt.

    jeter will be fine – joe g is resting him to make sure he’s healthy as a horse and ready for boston.

    posada will be back.

    until he’s back, molina is a great backup catcher – half the teams in mlb would kill to have him as their starter. hi mets.

    the yankees have depth and talent. they can handle one or two pieces going down for some time early in the season. professionals who know a lot more than any of us do get paid a lot more than most of us do to put this team together and anticipate these situations. have faith, and dont live and die with every press release.

  51. Dedguy April 8th, 2008 at 9:03 pm

    “Actually your the troll. I’m a constant poster on this blog.”

    Constant troll, you meant to say. Only time “Jax” posts is when somebodys injured. Coincidence?

  52. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 April 8th, 2008 at 9:04 pm

    dontfirecash: Let us know how the no-no holds up!

    Seriously, the reason that I feel better about the Yankees in 2008 than I have since, like, 1999?

    Right now, we have a future.

  53. SDJohn April 8th, 2008 at 9:04 pm

    O.K. Nick Green just replaced Gonzalez in AAA in the 7th. No idea if there was an injury to Gonzalez, or potentially being pulled for a call up? Maybe Jeter’s leg is worse than anticipated.

  54. SJ44 April 8th, 2008 at 9:06 pm

    I’d feel a lot worse if Wil Nieves was the backup catcher.

    Clearly, Posada isn’t healthy. DL him and get him healthy.

    Doesn’t seem like a complex decision to me.

    Bottom line, from a handling of pitching and defensive standpoint, Molina is a better catcher.

    He works better with Hughes and Kennedy and even Moose seems to have a comfort zone with him.

    Nothing against Jorge but, at least when it comes to handling pitchers and throwing the ball, Molina is the better option.

    At this point in the season, I’d rather have Molina guide the staff right now. Can’t give up 5 SB a game and expect to win.

    The bigger worry to me is Jeter’s injury. Wilson Betemit is not a viable option at SS. They have more to worry about at SS than at C.

    I don’t know, maybe its just me. I just don’t have a bad feeling about this team.

    We all knew this was going to be a challenging month. Just have to suck it up and battle through it.

    They are in a helluva lot better shape than the Tigers, that’s for sure.

    Ironically, 3 of the 4 games they have lost this season are wins if they are hitting.

    They are close to breaking out offensively. Its just a matter of time.

  55. Boston Dave April 8th, 2008 at 9:06 pm

    SDJohn,

    or they saw Betemit today, got sick to their stomachs, and decided to replace him. I hope it’s not that Jeter is hurt worse than anticipated.

  56. dontfirecash April 8th, 2008 at 9:06 pm

    Betances line: 5 2 0 0 4 7
    It must be scary to face this guy.

  57. SDJohn April 8th, 2008 at 9:07 pm

    Top of 8, Hacker still with a “great outing” in high A. If ya know what I mean.

  58. RayBlay April 8th, 2008 at 9:08 pm

    I’d have to say that this situation is better than last year, because at least the injuries are not to the pitching staff… that would be absolutely terrifying.
    Though it is true that these are two of the most important guys in the lineup :(

  59. SDJohn April 8th, 2008 at 9:08 pm

    Betances. 5 innings, 2 hits, 7 K’s, but 4 BB’s. Has to be awfully close to the end for him with the amount of pitches.

  60. ANSKY April 8th, 2008 at 9:09 pm

    O.M.F.G.

    One of the blog’s best occasional whiners, Anti Moose, even put his comment in a non-whining way. It’s OK to think Moose isn’t fit for the job anymore, Anti, but the whining gets old real fast. Thank you Anti …. keep up the good work.

    Even Fleas has been known to whine constructively here and there. Thank you Fleas.

    I know I’m whining about the whining. Please. It’s really a worthy cause. And if you’ll all excuse me I have to go slit my wrists now.

  61. Boston Dave April 8th, 2008 at 9:10 pm

    SJ44 is right.

    having a good hitting catcher is a luxury in this league. Molina is better defensively and should hit close to league average for a catcher.

    the Sox will have their own problems and don’t seem all that invincible right now. The Jays will be the same this season as they are every season, good but not great. The Yanks will be in the mix when it matters.

  62. baseball-addiction THE YANKEES WILL SURVIVE April 8th, 2008 at 9:10 pm

    DISASTER…

  63. Boston Dave April 8th, 2008 at 9:12 pm

    Cueto pitching another gem.

  64. Elizabeth--Melky in CF 08 and Beyond April 8th, 2008 at 9:13 pm

    Don Vito–I’m with you! We just need to stay afloat this month and pick up the slack later!! Molina’s a rock star!

  65. Rob April 8th, 2008 at 9:14 pm

    Pete -

    Spare us the drama.

  66. SDJohn April 8th, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    Hacker gets pulled in 8th, not allowing a hit, Henn comes in and gives up to line drive singles before escaping trouble. 0-0 bottom of 8th. Good outing by Hacker.

  67. raymagnetic April 8th, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    Posada on the DL is not the end of the road.

  68. jennifer-Phil Hughes saved!! Mussina is NOT DONE! anti-anti April 8th, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    I have a feeling both Jorge and Jeter will go on the dl. I am more concerned about Jorge. We know what the issue is with Jeter it is a strained quad. They know what to do to get Jeter healthy. Right now they don’t know what is ailing Jorge, and he looked very concerned about it. I don’t know if I should hope they see something in the mri, at least they would know what course of action to take.

  69. trisha - count on me for an alternate route April 8th, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    Stuart I do agree with you that Pete has a way of making things sound ominous and threatening, even the expected happenings such as a hitter not hitting at the beginning of the season!

    But nobody exempts newswriters from being panic prone. They too are human after all. So we need to rely on ourselves to separate our own wheat from chaff, if you know what I mean, and not necessarily follow the lead of the head blogger “just because.”

    About Posada. He has NOT said he has a sore shoulder, as is reported here. In fact he said the thing that troubles him is that he has no pain whatsoever, and a dead arm.

    Question: does anyone remember whether David Cone had pain when they diagnosed the aneurism he had?

  70. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 April 8th, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    SDJohn: Let us know if he goes all the way!

  71. The Bronx Insider April 8th, 2008 at 9:17 pm

    Obviously losing Posada is a huge blow to the lineup, but an injury is an injury. Let’s hope he gets back soon.

  72. Elizabeth--Melky in CF 08 and Beyond April 8th, 2008 at 9:23 pm

    trisha–oh no. If it’s an aneurysm…..

  73. SDJohn April 8th, 2008 at 9:23 pm

    Steven Jackson came into relieve Chase Wright (decent outing by Chase also) in AA and has pitched 3 scoreless innings of relief and has K’d 7. Not bad.

  74. SJ44 April 8th, 2008 at 9:28 pm

    I can understand Ansky’s frustration.

    Even if one trends toward being a chicken little, its a little early in the year to go off on whining tangents.

    Guys get hurt. Its a fact of life in baseball. Teams just have to deal with it.

    The Yankees are treading water in the first week of the season. Precisely what they need to do this month. That’s not a bad thing.

    This team will hit. I sincerely doubt they are going to not hit all season.

    Just have a little patience and let the season get going before you whine about Posada’s contract, losses and the young pitchers.

    Unlike previous years, they have a backup catcher who, in many ways, is better than Posada. They can survive that injury.

    They need the pitching to stay healthy and address the SS situation. If possible that is.

  75. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 April 8th, 2008 at 9:29 pm

    Trisha, why are you asking about an anueryism?

  76. Matt (In Toronto) April 8th, 2008 at 9:32 pm

    This will suck, Po has never been on the DL in his entire career as well.

  77. SDJohn April 8th, 2008 at 9:36 pm

    Betances line complete, 5 1/3 innings, 2 hits, 8 K’s, 6 walks 2ER. For what it’s worth, the reliever let the inherited runners to score. Kind of looks like a Nuke laloosh line out of bull durham, but damn, he ever harnesses that and develops his control, WOW.

  78. Jeff NJ April 8th, 2008 at 9:36 pm

    Is that true? Posada’s never been on the DL? I agree with SJ44, SS is the bigger problem now. That and offense by A Rod, Giambi and Cano. A Rod and Cano will come around, I have no faith in Jason. As for SS, suddenly we can appreciate what it means to have Derek Jeter on the team.

  79. Elizabeth--Melky in CF 08 and Beyond April 8th, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    Matt–Posada never had the luxury of being able to go on the DL before. He’s never had a quality backup who could hit.

  80. Matt (In Toronto) April 8th, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    Yes – it is true, Jeff. Pete just mentioned in his newest post as well.

  81. Matt (In Toronto) April 8th, 2008 at 9:43 pm

    Elizabeth, very true. I am totally OK with Molina starting while he recovers on the DL.

  82. We Miss Paulie April 8th, 2008 at 9:47 pm

    I’m not really concerned about this. A good thing its early in the season and as I think SJ44 said, lets get these guys healthy now, for the months that count later. I like Molina, think about this time last year, and how much better we are.

    SS is a tough one, but Jeter’s injury doesn’t sound THAT bad, hopefully, the boys will make up the slack and make it through this unending road trip.

    Keep your chins up everyone! Its only April!!!

  83. We Miss Paulie April 8th, 2008 at 9:50 pm

    Oh and …..as much as I love Pete and Im on this blog at least 10x a day, I think the comment that “troubles are mounting” is a bit over the top.

  84. rackem April 8th, 2008 at 10:07 pm

    Posada was a big waste of money. Glad Molina is getting a shot to play every day.

  85. trisha - count on me for an alternate route April 8th, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    elizabeth and rebecca I haven’t heard anyone say anything about aneurism. I was just thinking back to David Cone’s situation and wondered if anyone remembered if he had pain. I didn’t think he did and so I automatically wondered if it could be that. But there is absolutely nothing other than my vivid imagination at work here. I don’t mean to panic anyone with that suggestion. Sorry.

  86. bronxbomber77 April 8th, 2008 at 10:50 pm

    Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo !!!!!!

    I thought all the extra pushups, chinups and running in ST would alleviate most of the potential injuries…

    Give ‘em ice cream darn it !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  87. george April 8th, 2008 at 11:16 pm

    there’s almost always a banged-up stretch or two that a good team has to overcome in some way. compared to some previous years, this stretch is nothing.

    for example, it’s not nearly as bad as that stretch in mid-season 2005, with the Yanks needing every win to overcome a horrid start and they had starting pitchers dropping like flies right before going into Fenway. i think that’s around when Tim Redding had to star a game, and then Al Leiter came off the scrap heap and started against Boston – and did surprisingly well – and the terrifying Darrell May was lurking too. now THAT is when trouble was really mounting.

  88. Jorge Steinbrenner (the long lost third brother) April 8th, 2008 at 11:31 pm

    We’re better off in the short term with Posada on the DL. He did us no favors today, as every single Hughes gave up wound up an automatic double. The Royals ran on Posada every chance they got.

    We’ve already won games this season scrapping together runs. We’ll have to do more of it.

  89. Midland TX April 9th, 2008 at 12:42 am

    How scary was it to see Molina take a foul bunt right off his foot during his first half-innning behind the plate? :o :o

  90. Rob April 9th, 2008 at 9:05 am

    Pete just so you know the Rob that said “Spare us the drama.” was NOT me!

  91. rover April 9th, 2008 at 9:06 am

    it surely is amazing, just how difficult it has become to replace the worst shortstop in baseball. go figure!

  92. Brian (from PA) April 9th, 2008 at 9:14 am

    just read this entry.

    bad news, but thank god we traded for Molina at the trade deadline last season. Having a Molina at catcher for several consecutive games is nothing to sneeze at.

  93. Tantron Willoughby April 9th, 2008 at 9:21 am

    The real question is do you give 4 year contracts to 36 year old catchers? Notice all of the injured players are plus 33 years old: Jete, Giambi 37, Posada37. When does the eventual breakdown of Arod occur? The oldest part of this team is quite vulnerable to further injury! The farm sytstem can’t get Tabata, Jackson, et. al. up here fast enough!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  94. Tantron Willoughby April 9th, 2008 at 9:24 am

    Bob Shepard’s voice: “introducing at first base, Jorge Posada.


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