Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News has sources indicating that the Yankees plan to offer Jorge Posada a three-year, $40MM contract. However, the manager vacancy will be filled first.
For those afraid of math, the contract would average $13.3MM per season. That would nudge him past Ivan Rodriguez as the game’s highest-paid catcher and serve as an 11% raise from 2007’s salary. It’s a reasonable starting point, but given the season Posada had, he could do better. I said back in June I thought it would take 4/48, but 4/56 seems reasonable now. That fourth year might be a sticking point for Brian Cashman, but I think Posada should demand it.