• Posada: Yanks Still Short One Starter

    Posted by on December 15th, 2009 · Comments (15)

    Via Pete Caldera

    Brian Cashman told us at the Winter Meetings that his priority was, “pitching, pitching, pitching.’’ So far he’s acquired “pitching,’’ in the form of Andy Pettitte. Comes now, word from Jorge Posada, who believes the Yankees need more.

    “We have to try to get one more starter. I think that Cashman knows it. I think it’s a priority for us,’’ Posada told Sweeny Murti and Ed Coleman today on WFAN Radio. “Hopefully, we can get that.’‘

    Posada seemed to indicate that Joba Chamberlain and Phil Hughes aren’t ready to fully anchor the Nos. 4-5 slots in the Yankee rotation. The point is, both young pitchers have had success in the big leagues – but only as relievers. So, the Yanks could use another veteran starter on a short-term deal to either provide insurance or a better option for the rotation – one that would allow Chamberlain or Hughes (probably Chamberlain) to be utilized in the 8th-inning role.

    Remember, Posada was the one who said the club needed an ace heading into the 2008 season, and watched the club finish third.

    Hey, the heck with “D.H.” – maybe the Yankees should make Posada their “G.M.” this season?

    Comments on Posada: Yanks Still Short One Starter

    1. 77yankees
      December 15th, 2009 | 11:11 pm

      Why can’t he channel that brain power into such things as blocking balls in the dirt, holding on to throws on plays at the plate, and sliding when he’s supposed to as a base runner?

    2. Corey
      December 16th, 2009 | 12:06 am

      I listened to this live, and this is blown way out of proportion. Posada said ya he think they could use another starter but he’s ready to go in with the 5 proven major league pitchers. That’s right he said proven pitchers.

    3. Evan3457
      December 16th, 2009 | 1:49 am

      Hey, the heck with “D.H.” – maybe the Yankees should make Posada their “G.M.” this season?

      N.O.

    4. December 16th, 2009 | 2:25 am

      Heard it .. sounded wierd.. i wondered how the press wud react if ARod said that… “ARod throws Phil/Joba under the bus” “Arod calls out Cashman”..lol

      but he JoPo is a true yankee… i guess he can get away with this… when i heard it i was like.. atleast say they have bright future and can be good startes.. say something… NO…

      Jo “it better work” Po should stick to blocking balls and maybe improving chemistry with AJ and Joba..

    5. Tresh Fan
      December 16th, 2009 | 3:58 am

      Don’t you just love sportswriters? You preface your remaks with “Posada seems to indicate,” and then toss in your own opinion.

    6. clintfsu813
      December 16th, 2009 | 8:01 am

      srivinodh wrote:
      Heard it .. sounded wierd.. i wondered how the press wud react if ARod said that… “ARod throws Phil/Joba under the bus” “Arod calls out Cashman”..lol
      but he JoPo is a true yankee… i guess he can get away with this…

      Please tell me you’re not implying that Arod is not a ‘True Yankee” yet. He got his True Yankee card 2 seconds after the last out of the WS.

    7. jrk
      December 16th, 2009 | 8:47 am

      i’m still wonderng how dumbo posada was able to snag the beautiful mrs. laura posada.
      http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v514/therotogenius/Laura_Posada.jpg
      in case you forgot what she looks like

    8. clintfsu813
      December 16th, 2009 | 9:05 am

      @ jrk:
      Thanks for the pic..she is pretty amazing

    9. Corey
      December 16th, 2009 | 9:09 am

      jrk wrote:

      i’m still wonderng how dumbo posada was able to snag the beautiful mrs. laura posada.
      http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v514/therotogenius/Laura_Posada.jpg
      in case you forgot what she looks like

      That’s not even close to the best pic of her, neither. She’s my fav Yankee wife, I’d say.

    10. clintfsu813
      December 16th, 2009 | 9:34 am

      You got one better?? Present it :)

    11. Corey
      December 16th, 2009 | 9:46 am

      clintfsu813 wrote:

      You got one better?? Present it

      If you’re willing to wait till later (after 530) when I get home from work I’ll have a look. Unfortunately my screen faces the rest of the office and they probably wouldn’t like to see Laura Posada in front of my screen instead of work. This I can get away with cause its hard to discern the difference when it’s just text.

    12. clintfsu813
      December 16th, 2009 | 9:49 am

      @ Corey:
      Lol, same thing here at my office

    13. Scout
      December 16th, 2009 | 10:03 am

      Most of us would agree with Posada that the Yankees would be better off with another quality starter option as a hedge against injury or disappointing performances again from the young pitchers. Of course, most of us also agree that the pitching would be better without the defensively-challenged Posada behind the plate. But we can’t have everything in life, even as Yankee fans….

    14. butchie22
      December 16th, 2009 | 10:30 am

      77yankees wrote:

      Why can’t he channel that brain power into such things as blocking balls in the dirt, holding on to throws on plays at the plate, and sliding when he’s supposed to as a base runner?

      Hence his diminutive of Passedballsada ! Does anyone remember when he gave his opinion about Joba…that he should be in the bullpen? I didn’t like the way he came off no matter how innocuous the comment was . .An extra starter? Perhaps Georgie should give back 10 mill of his enormous salary and do one for the team then. That’s what an NL hack like Marquis will make.

      They’ll end up getting another starter for sure. They’ll be involved in a four way trade for Santana . The Mets get Igawa San, Robinson Cannot , and Brian Gardner, the Yanks get Santana, the Hollyweird Dodgers send a bag of balls for Gardner to Los Ms and the new expansion Japanese team, the Edo Kakafukmees give hot young shortstop Sushi Sashimi for Gamera’s Pile of Steaming Dung (Igawa San) . Los Metropolitanos end up with two second basemen, Cannot and The Pop Fly Dropper , Castillo. The Yanks make out, the Dodgers are happy, the Kakafukmees release Gamera’s Dung because they don’t like people who wear sunglasses at night and Los Metropolitanos? Cannot and Castillo get into an infield collision when Manuel mistakenly sends them to second and the donut eating umpires don’t even notice two second baseman at 2nd ! :) A typical Mets blunder if there ever was one……

    15. Tresh Fan
      December 16th, 2009 | 10:51 am

      @ jrk:
      Corey wrote:

      jrk wrote:
      i’m still wonderng how dumbo posada was able to snag the beautiful mrs. laura posada.
      http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v514/therotogenius/Laura_Posada.jpg
      in case you forgot what she looks like
      That’s not even close to the best pic of her, neither. She’s my fav Yankee wife, I’d say.

      She married him in January of 2000. At the time Jorge’s salary had jumped from $350,000 a year to $1.25 million. Any other questions?

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