• Posada’s Got Stuff To Say On Yanks Pitchers

    Posted by on September 15th, 2008 · Comments (6)

    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.

    Comments on Posada’s Got Stuff To Say On Yanks Pitchers

    1. MJ
      September 15th, 2008 | 4:01 pm

      Posada says leave Joba in the bullpen. Great, more idiotic fodder for Mike Francesa.

      Since when is tendinitis evidence of a career best spent in the bullpen?

    2. Raf
      September 15th, 2008 | 4:33 pm

      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.
      ————
      Or 2007. Or 2006. Or 2005. Or 2004…

    3. OnceIWasAYankeeFan
      September 15th, 2008 | 7:40 pm

      You know you can dismiss this all you want but I think his catcher’s opinion carries a little more significance than your average blog reader. Its been known that some players did not want him to leave the bullpen, but its interesting when his catcher doesn’t say that he’s most suited, temperament or stuff-wise, to the ‘pen but that as a matter of staying healthy, he’d do better in the bullpen.

      I doubt though that they’ll listen – unless there were disturbing parts of the medical reports that they didn’t release.

    4. antone
      September 16th, 2008 | 10:00 am

      The way I interpreted this was that Posada is referring to next season because he didn’t throw enough innings this season to be able to start next year without getting hurt.

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