Via YESNetwork.com -
“We need a five-man rotation,” said Posada after a taping of GMC Truck Presents CenterStage, premiering on the YES Network on September 28 after the Yankees Post Game Show. “You cannot have question marks. Those question marks have to be erased. The question is do they want to come to New York? I hope they do.”
“Leave [Joba Chamberlain] in the bullpen,” Posada told Kay. “You’re going to lose him because he’s going to get hurt.”
“He’s 22 years old and I don’t think he’s going to put up the work of having 200 innings every year even at a young age,” Posada elaborated to reporters. “This year shows you a little sign. A little tendinits tells you a lot. There’s not much you can do to prevent him from throwing 200 innings. I don’t see it.”
Perhaps Jorge just wants to prove that his mouth is as big as his ears? O.K., joking aside, Posada is right – the Yankees need to have four or five starters, going into Spring Training, where they know they’re going to get 30 starts and 180 to 200 IP out of each of them…or else 2009 will be a repeat of 2008.