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Yankees waiting to make Posada move

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jun 02, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

The Yankees are going to wait until after batting practice to announce a move for Jorge Posada.

For now, Posada is limited to designated hitter but the Yankees plan to have him catch again at some point.

Why the wait? I can only guess that they want to make sure both Posada and Mark Teixeira are well enough to play. Teixeira’s status might — again, just guessing — determine whether Juan Miranda stays.

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91 Responses to “Yankees waiting to make Posada move”

  1. Joe from Long Island June 2nd, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    Chad – that’s the only thing that makes sense. Why make a move, only to learn an hour later that you really needed that player.

  2. Phil the Thrill June 2nd, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    btw, for those of you who heard Michael Kay mention me during the game last night, I never said Ken Singleton should be in the Hall of Fame (though I’d have no problem if he was), I’ve just said he was better than some guys who got in, like Jim Rice. I don’t mind Kenny getting the compliment, though, he was a great player.

  3. Ninja Burglar June 2nd, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    A funny moment from the game on Monday:

    In between innings, they were doing a segment of ?name that baby bomber? where they show a child pic and then a live shot of a player side-by-side that it might be. The pic was a little league close-up with a bat in a hitting stance. The kid had a goofy smile on his face and a big yellow cap.

    The first guess was Cervelli, and they had a live shot of him walking back out to the plate. The second guess is Tex and they have him on camera now at 1st base preparing for the upcoming inning. The third guess is AJ, and when they show him standing in the dugout, you see him look up and mouth ?what the?? with the most annoying look on his face. Almost on cue, he makes a stupid face and pulls his hands back into a batting stance to mock the pic of the kid on the big screen that he?s now side-by-side with! My whole section was cracking up!

    Turns out it was Tex.

  4. Irreverent Discourse June 2nd, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    Alot of things have been discussed today, I wonder why DFA’ing thames, keeping miranda AND pena on the roster hasn’t been discussed?

  5. mick June 2nd, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    Didn’t K say he was a sabermetric HOFer?
    That cracked me up.

  6. what he said June 2nd, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    SJ44 June 2nd, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    Heard a fascinating stat from the D’Backs-Dodgers game….

    Mark Reynolds of the D’Backs struck out 223 times last year over 162 games.

    It took Joe DiMaggio SEVEN years to strike out 223 times, over 1100 games.

    ————————-

    Joe D in 1941:

    621 Plate Appearances

    13 Strike Outs

    that stat always boggles my mind.

  7. SJ44 June 2nd, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    Phil,

    Well done! I was wondering if that was you! lol

    Heard a fascinating stat from the D’Backs-Dodgers game…..

    Mark Reynolds of the D’Backs struck out 223 times over 162 games last year.

    It took Joe DiMaggio SEVEN years (over 1100 games) to strike out 223 times.

    Amazing.

  8. Phil the Thrill June 2nd, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    Kay said I was into sabermetrics, which I am and have been trying to hip Michael to for about 10 years.

  9. Erica in NY June 2nd, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    Ninja Burgler-

    Funny. We had a similar moment at the game last night. During “Name that Baby Bomber”, Swisher was choice B. When they called his name, he turned and looked at the screen and started blushing. The person playing guessed C, Kevin Russo and Swisher just shook his head on the big screen

  10. mick June 2nd, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    Is it working Phil?

  11. G. Love June 2nd, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    I wouldn’t waive Thames just yet when you still have options on Miranda and Russo.

  12. Phil the Thrill June 2nd, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    SJ,

    Joe and Yogi did not K much at all. And Joe took 70 or 80 walks a year, too. Yogi didn’t walk much, but like Cano, he could square up pitches that were way out of the zone. Cano is getting better about it.

  13. Erica in NY June 2nd, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    Irreverent Discourse June 2nd, 2010 at 4:22 pm
    Alot of things have been discussed today, I wonder why DFA’ing thames, keeping miranda AND pena on the roster hasn’t been discussed?
    **************

    Its a possibility but Thames is still hitting over .300. I don’t imagine they would get rid of him yet and toss his $900K out the window when there are still guys with options

  14. NYYROC June 2nd, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    Check Joe D’s career stats, something like 300 HRs and 300 Ks. Really amazing!

  15. mick June 2nd, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    Yogi seldom struckout as well.

  16. what he said June 2nd, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    361 HRs

    369 Ks

    he might have had the best eye-hand coordination in sports history.

  17. Irreverent Discourse June 2nd, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    erica – yeah options are good, it was just a thought. he is batting a very cherry picked .300 though, and is worse than just laying a glove in the grass in left field.

    I’m always a proponent of youth, let them play…

  18. MTU (aka GBURL) June 2nd, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    Erica-

    “I don’t imagine they would get rid of him yet and toss his $900K out the window when there are still guys with options”

    You bean counters are all the same. Always worried about every last penny. :)

  19. SJ44 June 2nd, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    I don’t understand the mindset of DFA’ing Thames. He shouldn’t be DFA’ed at all.

    The guy is a RH bat off the bench who has had to play more due to injuries.

    He’s hitting. He just isn’t a good OF.

    Off the bench though, he’s a useful bat off the bench.

    They just need to get him back to that role.

    With Granderson and Posada back, that can now happen.

  20. Bret the Hitman June 2nd, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    Russo will be the one demoted. My prediction.

  21. Bronx Jeers June 2nd, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    Reynolds is the only player with 200+ K’s in a season. In fact he’s done it twice.

    And of course he is the current MLB leader with 72.

    I see Carlos Pena has taken over the AL lead from AJax with 60 compared to Austin’s 57.

  22. Erica in NY June 2nd, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    rreverent Discourse June 2nd, 2010 at 4:29 pm
    erica – yeah options are good, it was just a thought. he is batting a very cherry picked .300 though, and is worse than just laying a glove in the grass in left field.
    ***************

    I can’t argue about his fielding.

    Although, maybe we should attach the glove to a remote controlled car. Then you have a much better fielder than Thames

  23. RS June 2nd, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    Steve Phillips salivating over Bryce Harper on Mike’d Up. I wish we didn’t have to wait 8 years to see this kid in pinstripes.

  24. mick June 2nd, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    Yogi 414 k/7555 abs
    Joe D 369/6821

    Yogi’s better? will compute

  25. rconn23 June 2nd, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    SJ44,

    Any names you think the Yankees would have interest in as far as another bat on the trade market – or at least like to see the team kick the tires on.

    Can’t see them forking over the money for prospects or money for Berkman, given his knee.

  26. MTU (aka GBURL) June 2nd, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    ID-

    Your writing style and that of a poster named Stuckey have a lot of similarities.

    You wouldn’t be him would you ? ;)

  27. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) June 2nd, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    This is like before, where Jorge couldn’t catch – it hamstrung our lineup. Why not wait until he’s fully healed and ready to catch? The Yanks couldn’t wait another week or so?

  28. Bret the Hitman June 2nd, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    The Yankees have 1 weak spot in the lineup, a DH duo of Thames/Miranda. I think they’ll exchange surplus prospects for a bullpen arm before adding to this offense. The lineup with everyone healthy and not slumping like Tex is lethal.

  29. MTU (aka GBURL) June 2nd, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    “Although, maybe we should attach the glove to a remote controlled car. Then you have a much better fielder than Thames”

    I think he is more like a cardboard cutout myself. :)

  30. mick June 2nd, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    Joe D struckout .054 per AB, Yogi .0547. Amazing.

  31. Erin June 2nd, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    BloggingBombers It sounds like the Yankees’ plan is to keep 3 catchers. I’d guess Kevin Russo gets sent down. Ironic, given last week’s Russo/Winn argument.

  32. Irreverent Discourse June 2nd, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    SJ44 – sure Thames is a fine player to have on our roster, but since we are a bit logjammed with the extra catchers it makes more sense to me to keep guys rostered that can be placed on the field without embarassing the rest of the team. We certainly need backup fielders more than we need a guy to come in off the bench and pop a home run once a month.

  33. Dylan June 2nd, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    I love the lineup Joe put out there today. This is the best offensive lineup the Yankees have had all season, plus this is also the best defensive team as well. We get Posada’s bat back in the lineup without losing Cervelli’s defensive ability and clutch hits. The Yankees are gonna go on a big winning streak very soon. The only question we still have is our relief pitching. Our lineup is finally back to full strength, and our starters are pitching lights out. The Yankees will pass the Rays before the All-Star break.

  34. IDCWYT June 2nd, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    I just looked at the standings. How good in the AL East? 4 teams with at least 30 wins. No other division has more than 2.

  35. gayle June 2nd, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    No way the DFA Thames that would leave us with a bench of Russo, Pena. Moller.

    That is not going to happen.

  36. mick June 2nd, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    The pressure will be off the pen when we are hitting.
    Joba being ok is the key.

  37. CR9 June 2nd, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    Yeah, I think Russo will go. Pena plays the infield, including SS. Miranda plays 1B. When Jorge is healthy, and Moeller is no longer needed, he’ll be gone for Golson, if it’s within 10 days of sending down Russo, or it will be Russo coming right back up.

  38. it's true June 2nd, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    The Yankees will pass the Rays before the All-Star break.

    ——————————–

    If anything happens to Longoria, the Rays are in big trouble. They have Pena hitting around .175 and Jaso is playing more and more because Navarro is where light and matter go to be sucked into the event horizon.

    They’re spendthrifts, so it’s not like they’re going to be buying some offensive pieces anytime soon.

    I’m not saying they’re not a threat, but I agree that the Rays aren’t bullet-proof.

  39. MG June 2nd, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    Betsy, how could you not want Jorge’s bat in the lineup? Having him batting behind Cano is going to give him a ton of RBIs in the next few weeks.

  40. SJ44 June 2nd, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    rconn23,

    Too early to say since a trade market hasn’t really formed.

    They aren’t going to give up a surplus of prospects for a relief pitcher.

    If they decide to add a bullpen arm, it won’t be at a significant prospect cost.

    Just not how teams do it these days.

    Austin Jackson’s last 19 games: .236 BA, .305 slugging, .291 OBP, .596 OPS, 4 BB, 20 K’s.

    Coming down to earth quickly.

  41. Wave Your Hat June 2nd, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    “I just looked at the standings. How good in the AL East? 4 teams with at least 30 wins. No other division has more than 2.”

    I just checked and I believe that 44 out of the Yanks’ remaining 110 games are against either Tampa, Boston or Toronto.

  42. Sal June 2nd, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    Ramiro Pena should go to minors!!! What does he add to team? We have Russo now!! Russo can play middle infield and outfield! Juan Miranda is needed as a back up 1st baseman and power bat pinch hitter. Pena must go!!!

  43. it's true June 2nd, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    **meant to type “NOT spendthrifts”

    important distinction, there.

  44. SJ44 June 2nd, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    The 4:45 pm post isn’t mine.

    Looks like school is out and the imposters are back.

  45. MG June 2nd, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    Wave Your Hat June 2nd, 2010 at 4:46 pm
    “I just looked at the standings. How good in the AL East? 4 teams with at least 30 wins. No other division has more than 2.”

    I just checked and I believe that 44 out of the Yanks’ remaining 110 games are against either Tampa, Boston or Toronto.
    ——————————————————–
    conversely, Tampa, Boston and Toronto also have a similar number of games against the other divisional teams, it doesn’t seem like it makes much of a difference-it isn’t like any of the other divisions are going to have a Wild Card contender.

  46. MG June 2nd, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    Sal June 2nd, 2010 at 4:46 pm
    Ramiro Pena should go to minors!!! What does he add to team? We have Russo now!! Russo can play middle infield and outfield! Juan Miranda is needed as a back up 1st baseman and power bat pinch hitter. Pena must go!!!
    ——————————————————–
    the preceding announcement was made by Juan Miranda’s agent who desperately wants Juan to get enough service time to qualify for a pension…

  47. MaineYankee June 2nd, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    SJ44 June 2nd, 2010 at 4:48 pm
    The 4:45 pm post isn?t mine.

    Looks like school is out and the imposters are back.

    ——————————————————————

    It was hard to tell they copied you so well. :lol:

  48. Bret the Hitman June 2nd, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    SJ,

    How is Cashman supposed to acquire a reliever at the trade deadline without giving up a prospect from their surplus in the minors?

  49. Carl June 2nd, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    # RS June 2nd, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    Steve Phillips salivating over Bryce Harper on Mike’d Up. I wish we didn’t have to wait 8 years to see this kid in pinstripes.

    Just trying to save face after saying he would trade him for Roy Oswalt.

  50. Giuseppe Franco June 2nd, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    I said a couple of hours ago that Moeller will probably end up staying until they are certain Posada is good to go behind the plate and Miranda might be the guy to go down.

    Swisher can play 1B in a pinch. He did it several times last season.

  51. Wave Your Hat June 2nd, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    Games remaining against each other:

    Boston: 36 out of 109
    Tampa: 40 out of 109
    Toronto: 46 out of 108
    Yanks: 44 out of 110

    Toronto has some real work to do.

  52. Ninja Burglar June 2nd, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    That’s right, Swisher has been playing the OF so much I forgot that he was actually penciled in as the first baseman until Tex was signed. I think Miranda goes down.

  53. SAS June 2nd, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    Erica,

    Congrats on GTLU. I almost went your way, but decided to go with the pack so to speak and put Granderson in the 2nd slot.

    I should have followed my intuition.

  54. Irreverent Discourse June 2nd, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    looks like its time to check out til the kiddies leave. catch you all in the morning

    HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGHES…..

  55. SJ44 June 2nd, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    4:52 post isn’t mine either.

    Bret,

    I said he won’t give up a surplus, ie: a lot of minor league talent, for a relief pitcher.

    It will be a deal smaller in scope are GM’s are loathe to give up quality prospects for bullpen help. Especially, non-closers.

    Think smaller, as in no Soria, if they make a deal for a bullpen arm at all.

  56. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) June 2nd, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    MG, don’t you think the Yanks are rushing Jorge by not allowing him to be fully healed?

  57. Mark- Can't touch this June 2nd, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    My friend and I just had this great conversation about what pitcher GMs would pick first, Bucholtz of Hughes?

  58. Sacfly June 2nd, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    Swisher plays a very good 1st base. Before we signed Tex thats what we traded for him to play.

  59. vblade June 2nd, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    # SJ44 June 2nd, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    Good job Sam & Chad.

    Soon this place will be a ghost town with no quality posters.

    ——————

    Dream on, impostor.

  60. Phil Columbus June 2nd, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    Betsy
    I think Jorge is rushing Jorge. He has only played in 50% of the Yanks games in the past 3 years. I don’t understand. If he can’t play the field he isn’t healthy. The Yanks have been so carefull with thier players this year, why change now?

  61. Joba Tips his Cap June 2nd, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    win tonight.

  62. MG June 2nd, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    Betsy – Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) June 2nd, 2010 at 4:57 pm
    MG, don’t you think the Yanks are rushing Jorge by not allowing him to be fully healed?
    ———————————————————-
    Betsy, no, I trust the judgment of the team and Jorge, he’s recovering from a hairline fracture, not a surgery or a level 2 hamstring pull.

  63. Erica in NY June 2nd, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    SAS June 2nd, 2010 at 4:55 pm
    Erica,

    Congrats on GTLU. I almost went your way, but decided to go with the pack so to speak and put Granderson in the 2nd slot.

    I should have followed my intuition.
    *********

    Thank you! I felt so confident as I typed it, but when I saw everyone else was putting Granderson in #2, I started second-guessing. Glad it worked out! GTLU has been so hard these last few weeks

  64. Erin June 2nd, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    YankeesWFAN Posada’s new shin/foot guard.

    http://tweetphoto.com/25249999

  65. Giuseppe Franco June 2nd, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    Posada certainly seems like he’s pushing the issue as well. He may not be ready to catch right now but he’s well enough to swing the stick.

  66. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) June 2nd, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    Jorge hasn’t been cleared to catch so he’s not fully healed……..I don’t get it, I admit it.

  67. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) June 2nd, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    The Yankees should be protecting the players from themselves, so Jorge wanting to play doesn’t mean much to me.

  68. SJ44 June 2nd, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    The 5:04 post isn’t mine.

    Since the imposters are back, I’m done for the day.

    Enjoy the game.

  69. vblade June 2nd, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    Headed out, let’s go Yanks.

  70. mick June 2nd, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    catching isn’t the same as hitting

  71. Mike_Boston June 2nd, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    Why would anyone not want Jorgie’s bat back in the lineup ASAP??? So they bring him back behind the plate slowly, I’m fine with that. I’d take him as DH for now over anyone else on the roster. Obviously they’re going to plan accordingly with the pending move, they’re smarter baseball people than we are.

  72. MaineYankee June 2nd, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    Betsy

    It may be like when Swisher could hit from the rt. side but not the left.

    Going to see the new grandaughter. See you later.

  73. Rick June 2nd, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    So if Russo goes down, who is the 4th OF? Thames?

  74. Pags&Rags June 2nd, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    I think Miranda goes down if Tex is ok. If he isn’t good to go in the field then Russo gets to take the shuttle to Scranton.

  75. SAS June 2nd, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    If Posada weren’t a catcher, he might be cleared to play, but catching is a physically tough position.

  76. Chris June 2nd, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    This post isn’t mine. Wait, on second thought, yes it is.

  77. Bret the Hitman June 2nd, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    It won’t be Miranda. Once Posada proves he can play full time at catcher, which might only take a week or so, the DH spot will be wide open and the only person to fill it will be Thames. They don’t want Thames full time anywhere and I can’t think of a better DH platoon partner than Miranda unless we’re talking about an out-of-house solution.

  78. Bret the Hitman June 2nd, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    It will be Russo. He is pointless now that Granderson is back and healthy and Gardner has proven himself even more so now that he escaped his first big slump.

  79. Giuseppe Franco June 2nd, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    Part of the reason why Miranda was promoted in the first place was because they lacked left handed bats with Posada out as well as Granderson.

    That’s not going to be an issue now with those guys back in the lineup, although Posada isn’t fully back yet. He’ll probably be getting the day off tomorrow or Friday.

  80. ML June 2nd, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    Why oh WHY does LOHUD refuse to set up a registration system?! It’s 2010 for god’s sake!

    They are risking losing this wonderful community that’s been established if they allow it to be trolled to death. I hope someone there is listening, though it doesn’t seem like they are.

  81. Giuseppe Franco June 2nd, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    Giuseppe Franco June 2nd, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    Part of the reason why Miranda was promoted in the first place was because they lacked left handed bats with Posada out as well as Granderson.

    ————

    Oops, forgot to mention Johnson as well.

  82. Chris Britton June 2nd, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    I was the master of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre shuttle. I had it down to a science.

  83. mick June 2nd, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    # Chris June 2nd, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    This post isn’t mine. Wait, on second thought, yes it is.
    =====================================
    That’s a new one, you impersonated yourself, but don’t we all?

  84. Sacfly June 2nd, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    Russo as a 4th of is a better situation than Thames. When Miranda is sent down Swish can backup 1st base if needed. Pena is our Infield bu so he is not going any where. Doubt there DFA Thames hes playing his role just fine. Now he can go back to that role.

  85. austinmac June 2nd, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    “you impersonated yourself, but don’t we all.” Very deep Mick and very funny.

  86. Giuseppe Franco June 2nd, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    Yep, it’s Miranda.

  87. Erica in NY June 2nd, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    I am off for a while. Hope to be back by the start of the game…

    Catch you all later!

  88. Erica in NY June 2nd, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    new thread :arrow:

  89. Chris June 2nd, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    Who’s going to be the lefthanded DH?

  90. G-C June 2nd, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    This blog won’t be able to continue to exist until registrations are made mandatory.

    I don’t really understand why its so difficult. Chad, Sam, could one of you give me some insight into this? It seems like an almost 100 percent essential necessity to any message board.

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