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Posada’s future still uncertain

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Dec 01, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Jorge Posada has said it might not be until February, when players are gearing up for spring training, before he’ll know whether he wants to play next season. That’s still two full months away.

Today, Posada’s agent shot down a report that Posada had contacted the Mets about playing next season.

“There is no truth to that report. None,” Seth Levinson told Ken Rosenthal.

It might be a while before we know anything about Posada’s future plans. He seems resigned to the fact he won’t be back with the Yankees. Right now he’s deciding between playing elsewhere and retiring with his entire career in pinstripes.

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26 Responses to “Posada’s future still uncertain”

  1. Joe from Long Island December 1st, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    blake – good pickup about Farrell’s contract with Toronto. I bet the Blue Jays aren’t too happy about the length of Bobby V’s contract with Boston, and what that suggests the Red Sox are planning, potentially under the table.

    Not that the Red Sox have any history of operating that way.

    Oh, yeah, forgot about the JD Drew affair, when he suddenly decided to opt-out of his contract with the Dodgers. Well, I’m sure that was just a coincidence.

  2. Erin December 1st, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    eboland11 Rivera will have polyps removed and sent to lab, he said. Has been led to believe it is not serious

  3. blake December 1st, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    Wonder how Bobby will react if he feels like he’s a stop gap?

  4. blake December 1st, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    SI_JonHeyman 9 mins mark buehrle, who hinted about retirement within last yr, may be most popular big-time free agent. 14 teams alive

    He makes a ton of sense for Boston …..he’s basically exactly what their rotation needs.

  5. Erin December 1st, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    Yankees Yanks closer @MarianoRivera to undergo surgery on his vocal cords tomorrow. “I don’t like surgery but the sooner the better,” he said.

  6. dogface December 1st, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    Wonder how Bobby will react if he feels like he’s a stop gap?

    ============================

    He wasn’t exactly dealing from a position of weakness. No reason I can think of for him to accept a 2 year deal if he’s not comfortable with it.

  7. blake December 1st, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    RAB has a post on McCutchen…..he’s really good…..the Yanks should at least ask…..but probably then say no when they ask for Montero, Banuelos, Betances, and Gardner.

  8. blake December 1st, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    “He wasn’t exactly dealing from a position of weakness. No reason I can think of for him to accept a 2 year deal if he’s not comfortable with it.”

    Yea…Im sure he thinks he will prove himself the right guy for the job in those two years.

  9. Yankee Trader December 1st, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    Erin-

    Sent you photos of vocal cord lesions both polyps[benign] and cancerous lesions which are fairly easy to detect before biopsy. Doubt it’s serious for Rivera. I stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night and many nights before.

    Sorry if I’m ruining your lunch break. :)

    http://www.entusa.com/larynx_photo.htm

  10. tucker December 1st, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    Bobby V. does have a strong (yet underachieving) team to work with. I’m sure he would not have taken the job unless he felt he had a chance to win.

    And what has Farrell accomplished to make him such a desired manager?

  11. Erin December 1st, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    YT, no problem-those pictures weren’t nearly as bad as I thought they would be. ;)

  12. Yankee Trader December 1st, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    Blake-

    Sorry didn’t get a chance to respond to your comments about Wilson vs Cain-If “Able” to sign Wilson for 15M/year[highly doubt] then by all means go for the lefty with only 2 years of starting wear and tear on his arm, rather than give up one or two of your best prospects.

    Also don’t think Cain will be “Able” to get 6/120 out of the Giants as they are already wondering how they can extend both Lincecum and Cain this year.

  13. Joe from Long Island December 1st, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    And what has Farrell accomplished to make him such a desired manager?

    tucker, you’d have to ask the Red Sox. They’re the ones who asked Toronto’s permission to speak to him, when they first started their manager search. He was their pitching coach for a while, just leaving them last year, so you’d think they know all about him.

  14. Yankee Trader December 1st, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    Buehrle is a workhorse-11 straight 200+innings, but he made 14M this past season and would think with 14 teams after him he’s at least going to get the same/year from somebody.

  15. blake December 1st, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    Trader,

    I think CJ will sign for around 15-17 per…..and no I don’t think the Giants will give Cain 6/120….which is why I think he will test the market. Nice ABLE references ;)

  16. ant928 December 1st, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    I actually hope Po retires. Don’t get me wrong…I love the guy. But no one wants to see a steady decline…I’d rather see him come back as a coach.

  17. blake December 1st, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    “And what has Farrell accomplished to make him such a desired manager?”

    He was with the Red Sox for awhile so that means he’s really smart ;)

  18. RadioKev December 1st, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    blake December 1st, 2011 at 10:49 am
    If the decision was:

    CJ Wilson at 5/75

    Or

    Matt Cain at 6/120 + Betances, Nunez, Gardner

    Which would you rather do?
    ————–

    I think the Yankees would be all over Matt Cain if he were available. As far as I know he isn’t, and I’d be surprised if he is made available.

  19. tucker December 1st, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    I suppose the Sox know about Farrell’s personality, relationship with players. He’s done nothing special as a manager … yet. You could see Girardi’s potential after his first year w/the Marlins.

  20. blake December 1st, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    With the emergence of Moore……I wonder if the Rays would trade Price for the right return? He will still be cheap in 2012 but will start making some cash in arbitration in 2013.

  21. Erin December 1st, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    New Post: Rivera to have vocal chord surgery tomorrow

    :arrow:

  22. RadioKev December 1st, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    blake December 1st, 2011 at 12:35 pm
    With the emergence of Moore……I wonder if the Rays would trade Price for the right return? He will still be cheap in 2012 but will start making some cash in arbitration in 2013.
    ———–

    I’ll rain on that parade. The Rays made the post season last year and they’ll compete again this year. The return would have to be enormous. That’s a Montero/Banuelos level trade, especially within the division.

  23. DONNYBROOK December 1st, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    — YANKEE SP PRIORITIES —
    (1) DARVISH
    (2) WILSON
    (3) BUEHRLE
    The debris field is littered with NL SP’s that just could not handle the AL Fire. Why throw the bones, and give up players for Cain, when you have other options, 2 of which are fire tested? I still believe Buehrle will end up in the NL.

  24. Yankee Trader December 1st, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    THURSDAY, 11:00am: The Marlins are making a serious run at Bell, according to ESPN.com’s Jayson Stark. They have strong interest in the right-hander, according to MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro (on Twitter)

    From what I’ve read he wants to remain on the west coast.
    Will he stay a Padre for 2 years of jump ship for 3 years?

    Maybe the Marlins will inquire about Rafael Soriano, who thrived in the state of Florida.

  25. DaSaint007 December 1st, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    I wouldn’t have been surprised if Posada had enquired with the Mets. He loves NY. If there is no interest there, hope he calls it quits and ends with just Yankee pinstripes in his closet.

    What’s intriguing about CJ Wilson is that it only takes money. But I don’t think he’s worth 5/85 and certainly not 5/100. No way he accepts less than a 4 year gig though. Even relievers get 3 years. Most likely will get 4/72 from someone, but don’t think Cashman wants to give more than a 3 year deal, which is where Buehrle comes in, because at age 32, will probably accept a 3 year contract.

    CC, AJ, Buehrle, Hughes, and Nova would be a pretty good rotation, with Garcia and Noesi available for long relief/spot start or trade.

  26. Bo knows December 1st, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    It boggles my mind that people are free and easy on trading Noesi. In Cashman terminology he and Nova are top end assets. As in most valuable. How many pitchers are out there with mid nineties heat and two quality breaking pitches? How is it that Tampa can pump out starting pitching and the Yankees can’t do it? There is a very real risk that in looking for the sure thing the Yankees could fritter away all the pitching talent they have assembled. As has already happened with Hughes, Joba, Kennedy. Not optimum results with those three, are there? If I were Williams I’d trade Danks and Thornton for Noesi, Warren, Romine, Laird with glee.

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