Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
Their are some conflicting reports about whether or not Melky is available tonight so I guess we'll have to wait until game time to find out.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
- Melky Cabrera had an MRI today and he likely will not need to go on the DL, as he should only be out 5-7 days after running into the wall and injuring his shoulder yesterday
- Brian Bruney visited Dr. James Andrews, who examined his elbow and found no structural damage. He has a flexor muscle strain, and apparently it was not fully healed when he came back. He'll likely be out 2-3 weeks, but it could be a lot worse, as many of us thought he may need TJ
- Jorge Posada is playing in extended spring training games and should be activated in Cleveland on Friday. That should be a boost for the offense
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Monday, April 6, 2009
Sunday, March 22, 2009
The Yanks want Jorge behind the plate for around 100 games this season. As opposed to last year when runners ran wild Posada says he has returned: "You can't compare what I was feeling last year, I couldn't do that. I couldn't make three throws like that. It's good to be back."
While this all sounds good that doesn't mean that Girardi is letting his guard down: "I'm going to look at his arm strength, and I'm going to watch him throw in between innings to see," Girardi said. "If I'm [an opposing] manager, I'm not going to send some of my slower players just to see. But in a sense, he's probably going to be tested." image
Friday, February 20, 2009
Yankees- Jorge Posada- After coming off a career year in 2007, Posada was lucky enough to become a free agent and got a contract he never should have gotten. Then last year he missed a huge chunk of the year which ultimately cost them a playoff berth. All signs are pointing toward him spending a lot of time DH'ing. Unfortunately, that means a lot of Jose Molina. He`s still recovering and I doubt his defense will even be the solid average that it has been in the past. I`m sure he`ll bounce back for a solid year and they have some solid prospects waiting in the wings but Posada isn't the player he once was.
Rays- Dioner Navarro- I have covetted this guy ever since the Yankees traded him away for Randy Johnson. Last year he broke out and was a key piece of the Rays success. His bat wasn't outstanding but he had a solid .277 EQA and has a good defensive reputation. He should start entering his peak years now and will only get better. The "problem" with the Rays is that so many of their players are young and entering their best years. Navarro will be a key piece of the Rays for the next few years until he leaves for free agency.
Red Sox- Jason Varitek- Luckily for us, Boston made one of the most purely sentimental moves of the offseason in re-signing Varitek. Varitek has always had a great defensive reputation. He also was one of the best hitting catchers in baseball. However, he`s in the midst of a steep decline. He hasn't lost much behind the plate but as a hitter he`s a ghost of his former self. A line of .220/.313/.359 won't cut it in the AL East. However, Boston must have decided that his fielding and leadership was worth 5 million dollars. Its not a ton to the Red Sox but their is a very real chance that Jason is done.
Conclusion- Rays-Yanks-Sawx- This is actually a relatively weak position for the three teams. The order is pretty clear cut though. If all goes right than Posada might approach Navarro but the fact that he`s not expected to catch a full season pushes him back in my mind. Varitek is very obviously at the back of the pack.
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
I don't like the idea unless Posada absolutely can't catch and they're desperate. Laird is 28 which means he should be in his peak years and he`s just not really that good. Last year he hit like Jose Molina and he can't field nearly as well.
On the other hand, I would be much more interested in Taylor Teagarden or Jarrod Saltalamachia. Either one could be the catcher of the future. This would allow them to let Giambi go and move Posada to first base. I would give up top talent for those two. The Yankees have a ton of young pitching and not many young position players with Cano and Melky's terrible years and Jose Tabata's trade.
Monday, July 28, 2008
Monday, April 21, 2008
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Monday, January 28, 2008
In other news The Captain held the fifth annual Derek Jeter Celebrity Golf Classic at the Avila Golf & Country Club in Tampa. The golf tournament included 26 foursomes and more than 25 friends and fellow celebrities such as Jorge Posada, Don Zimmer, Tino Martinez, Michael Jordan, Ken Griffey Jr., Morgan Freeman, Greg Anthony, Allan Houston, Annika Sorenstam, and Natalie Gulbis.
D.J. had this to say
"It means a lot to have so many different people come out and give their support," said Jeter, who took ceremonial putts with each foursome as they made their way through the 17th hole. "It's pretty special to have all these celebrities take the time out of their busy schedules to come out here and show that they care."