New York Notes: Posada, Cano, Mets

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MB923
4 years 5 months ago

“”When the best thing about a team is the hamburger available at its stadium”

Sabathia and Joba agree.

strikethree
4 years 5 months ago

Well, those players aren’t on the team so that was a bit confusing…

Although, I guess I can’t think of any oversized players on the Mets(K-rod?)… come to think of it, I can’t think of any good players on the Mets either… (I kid. It’s going to be a long season, Met fans)

MB923
4 years 5 months ago

No but they still go to that stadium 3x a year and still play in that city lol. Ehh, I suppose Boof Bonser is pretty fat

Guest
4 years 5 months ago

That’s what did Mo Vaughn in…
not that he plays anymore…
or not that he ever played at CitiField…

notsureifsrs
4 years 5 months ago

unless he hits out of his mind this year, is there any way the yanks bring back posada? there will probably be a dozen better candidates for their DH position

MB923
4 years 5 months ago

Agree. I’ve said this to other Yankee fans I see no point in them re-signing him even if he has a decent year. Too many vets who can use a DH spot, then again there is also, if he is big league ready by the time, Jesus Montero, to use the DH haha

threeeds
4 years 5 months ago

If he is determined to stay a Yankee and doesn’t care all that much about play time I’m sure they could keep him on the bench. Use him like they did with Thames this year maybe.

notsureifsrs
4 years 5 months ago

except he can’t play a position, so he’d kind of a waste a spot

4 years 5 months ago

he could play just as many positions as thames. running count is still at 0

notsureifsrs
4 years 5 months ago

i know what you’re saying, but but C 1B & DH are positions that do not need support in nyy

if thames could only do what posada can, he likely wouldn’t have been given a bench spot

YanksFanSince78
4 years 5 months ago

If I were Cashman I wouldn’t bend over backawards to bring him back. It all depends on what he does this year, how Montero and Martin perform and where Romine is in his developement at the end of the year. I can see a .260/.360 25 hr year from Posada this year (not far from what he did in 2010 in less than 400 AB).

If…..Montero has the bat but the glove is not at least at a slightly below average form.

If…..Martin can stay healthy and prove to be above avg with the glove and decent with the bat.

Then I would say, let Posada walk, give the majority of the time to Montero at DH and Martin at C and perhaps let ROmine backup if he’s ready.

If Montero proves to be acceptable with the glove and an assett with the bat and Martin is deemed a failure and Posada has a good 2011 and is willing to come back on a a 1/$5-$7 mil deal then I might do it if I were the Yanks. How many DH’s can also be an emergency 3rd catcher as well?

The_Silver_Stacker
4 years 5 months ago

How is Montero going to improve his D if he is the DH?

SixAces
4 years 5 months ago

Massive log jam in the DH department, I don’t see how Posada can get any ABs.

Gumby65
4 years 5 months ago

“”When the best thing about a team is the hamburger available at its stadium”
Taco Bell wishes they had that very problem.

MB923
4 years 5 months ago

They have their own beef problem. What a stupid lawsuit that was.

MB923
4 years 5 months ago

“Robinson Cano is helping young Yankees learn how to deal with the media,”

– How about what do you consider the perfect timing to duck down from an AJ Burnett pie toss if you hit a walk off, that way he can pie Kim Jones each and every time.

Lunchbox45
4 years 5 months ago

Robbie Cano’s Tips for Dealing with the NY Media

“Be an awesome baseball player”

MB923
4 years 5 months ago

Or if not, come up with a Top 10 Illness list on what’s wrong with you. We all know what Chan Ho Park’s number 1 was

“I had a lot uh diarrhea”

For those who haven’t seen it, go on YouTube and look up Chan Ho Park Diarrhea. NO it is not of him on the toilet, it is him in an interview. Best thing in the video is Mariano’s face in the background.

paul_oneills_lovechild
4 years 5 months ago

That YouTube clip was hilarious! Can’t believe I didn’t see that one before…remember, when you’re throwing really fast and you feel something blast…diarrhea!!!

The_Silver_Stacker
4 years 5 months ago

Ah yes, a memorable quote from Chan Ho Out of the Park

phoenix2042
4 years 5 months ago

I love jorgie, but I hope the Yanks don’t resign him. I hope he retires with class and dignity, not a nasty divorce with the Yankees.

MB923
4 years 5 months ago

As Stuart said, signing to be with the bench wouldn’t be a bad move, but I don’t know if Jorge would accept that. I also hope they don’t resign him barring a remarkable year which i don’t see happening for him at the age of 39

wickedkevin
4 years 5 months ago

Jorge makes sense on the bench. Emergency catcher and backup 1B/DH.

andrewyf
4 years 5 months ago

I hope for Posada’s sake it won’t be a nasty divorce. I think he already seems to understand that there might not be a place for him on the team next year.

MB923
4 years 5 months ago

Jeter had a bad year in a contract ending year, let’s not hope Jorge does the same.

andrewyf
4 years 5 months ago

Alternatively, if the Yankees are in a position of wanting Posada back it would mean Montero and Martin sucked, or A-Rod is out for 2012.

YanksFanSince78
4 years 5 months ago

Or it could mean that Arod is still playing 3b and Montero is still a catcher. Not sure why ppl are ready to make Arod a full-time DH. As long as he isn’t horrible then we can get by with a -2 or -3 WAR as long as his bat makes up for it. Besides, not any better 3b on the FA market next year and I don’t think attempting to trade for one makes any sense either (not that I see a marquee one becoming available).

phoenix2042
4 years 5 months ago

I think you meant UZR instead of WAR. He isn’t Adam Dunn bad to lose 3 wins from defense! Personally, I would rather Jeter DH than Arod from a defensive standpoint, assuming the yanks find a suitable replacement for SS. Although having Jeters small-power bat in the DH spot wouldn’t look too good.

YanksFanSince78
4 years 5 months ago

Yes. UZR. Thanks.

The_Silver_Stacker
4 years 5 months ago

I’m hoping that outcome as well. Yanks need to keep that DH spot open to rotate Jeter, A-Rod and occasionaly others to keep them fresh. Have Nunez play SS if Jeter is in the DH and put Chavez at the 3rd the days A-Rod is the DH.

guydavis
4 years 5 months ago

Obviously Passan’s never listened to Ron, Gary and Keith.

$4555515
4 years 5 months ago

lol he done fried the mets in that article

4 years 5 months ago

Uhhh Best thing to eat at Citi Field is the pulled pork sandwich. K…

MetsEventually
4 years 5 months ago

False, Shack Shake burger

Blue387
4 years 5 months ago

Mama’s of Corona sandwich. It was at Shea and now at Citi Field.

Bender44
4 years 5 months ago

(nevermind)

4 years 5 months ago

I’m glad Passan pointed out how Mets fans have a lot of young talent on the field to look forward too and the fact that everyone (aside from Beltran) has seemed really healthy this ST. I’m also glad he mentioned how well Chris Young and Capuano have looked and that the Mets *could* have a fairly decent rotation and a pretty damn formidable line-up.

Oh wait, nevermind.

Mets fans have quite a bit to look forward to. It’s just too easy to point out the Madoff/Wilpon mess, Beltran’s knees, etc. Yes, I know these stories are worth writing, but focusing on one aspect of an organization instead of reporting everything is getting old. Whatever sells, I suppose.

alphakira
4 years 5 months ago

You’re looking for a quality article by a Yahoo writer? Not gonna happen. Have you read the garbage they regularly turn out??

goner
4 years 5 months ago

I know, Jeff Passan couldn’t even be bothered to tell us more about that hamburger

MB923
4 years 5 months ago

Relax, what am I going to list every overweight player in the MLB? Sorry for leaving out someone like Prince or Papi

wickedkevin
4 years 5 months ago

Sometimes I wish there was a midol button.

Lunchbox45
4 years 5 months ago

But fielder is a vegetarian so the hamburger joke doesn’t work unless its a veggie burger

Lunchbox45
4 years 5 months ago

hahhaaha! good ol kev!

4 years 5 months ago

i was just about to say the same thing. i think he got back on the burgers after his month long homerun hiatus a couple years ago

The_Silver_Stacker
4 years 5 months ago

There is no way that guy is a vegetarian, he must be lying.