New York Notes: Pavano, Posada, Mets

Links for Wednesday, before Carl Pavano faces some former teammates in the Bronx…

  • Yankees manager Joe Girardi confirmed to Spencer Fordin of MLB.com that the Yankees were considering Pavano last offseason, despite his injury-riddled stint with the club from 2005-08. "He's resurrected his career," Girardi said. "He's pitched well for the Twins, and he's given them innings. When we've faced him in the playoffs, he's pitched well. The guy knows how to pitch. The big thing for Carl is he's been healthy."
  • Neither the Yankees front office nor Girardi seems to assume Jorge Posada will re-sign in New York after the season, when his contract expires, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post. Posada, who turns 40 in August, does not want to leave and intends to produce and force the Yankees’ hand.
  • Newsday's Ken Davidoff looks back at the Mets' recent GMs and managers and says the organization hasn't come close to maximizing its resources because of ineffective leaders. Sandy Alderson is the Mets' best hire since Frank Cashen, according to Davidoff.
  • MLBTR's Howard Megdal ranked Cashen as the best GM in Mets franchise history during the offseason.


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14 Comments on "New York Notes: Pavano, Posada, Mets"


TheHotCorner
4 years 4 months ago

Pavano’s success has nothing to do with his staying healthy. It’s all in the ‘stache!

MaineluvstheSox
4 years 4 months ago

Of course Posada doesn’t want to leave. It’s contract heaven in New York.

goner
4 years 4 months ago

I think the Mets’ recent leadership was very effective.

– Oliver Perez

4 years 4 months ago

“were we effective ? ummm err ummm, we battled, no question …”

– Jerry Manuel

PostMoBills
4 years 4 months ago

This just makes tonight’s game all the more interesting. Pavano vs. Garcia in the Bronx for Game 3 of a 1-1 series!

Yankee_Baal
4 years 4 months ago

Unless he bats 30 homers and .290 average with a high OBP and slugging on close to 500 ABs, I don’t see Posada coming back with the Yankees. He is a no glove 40 year old man. He has to face it and retire with dignity. And even if he came back, I don’t see him getting more than 8 millions, maybe with a lot of incentives as a sign of respect.

Slopeboy
4 years 4 months ago

Agreed. Cashman has taken a hard line with the Yankees icons when it comes to
re-signings. He was againist the A-Rod signing and with Jeter receiving the contract that he was given, having been overruled by Hal and Levine in both cases.The fact that Posada was not given an opportunity to back-up Martin, sending the youngsters to the minors and signing a minor league journeyman in Molina is an indication that Posada has to hit if he wants to return next year.

As a long time Yankees fan, it bothers me to see how Posada is being treated, but I also understand that players cannot play forever. That being especially true when the player is making huge amounts of money, and can be replaced with someone younger and less expensive.Still the fan in me hopes Jorge has a monster year and forces them into another year as DH.

YanksFanSince78
4 years 4 months ago

Last year Ortiz had the best year among full-time DH’s @ 3.3 WAR, .380wOBA and a .899 OPS. Last year, in about 450 PA hia WAR was a 2.7 (greatly negated because of his defense), he had a .357 wOBA and a .811 OPS. And those numbers were posted as a brusied C going thru the concussion, the foul balls of the hands,etc.

I don’t think a .270/.365/.490 line w/25 hrs is being too optimistic.

That being said, if he can put those numbers up and is willing to come back on a 1/$8 mil deal then it would be tough to say no. They would have to be completely sold that Martin can hold his own w/ the glove and the bat @ C and that Montero is ready to handle major league pitching, assuming he isn’t traded for elite pitching, inorder to let Posada walk after posting a season like the one desribed up above.

I don’t think Cashmen is going to give Posada the legacy pass. They have made it very clear to him that they don’t value him like maybe he thinks they should. He’s closer to a Bernie Williams level of respect than he is the Jeter/Rivera levels.

Infield Fly
4 years 4 months ago

Newsday’s Ken Davidoff looks back at the Mets’ recent GMs and managers and says…Sandy Alderson is the Mets’ best hire since Frank Cashen…

Put the pom poms down, Ken, and let the man work! Alderson’s tenure just began at the end of last October, and as promising as things seem, 5+ months of work is a very small sample size. His work is still just beginning. Until the guy has sufficient time to really make his mark, create a “product” with his stamp on it, and prove decisively what he really is (or isn’t), assessments like yours, Mr. Davidoff, are just cheerful speculation.

4 years 4 months ago

That fact that you just used “cheerful” and “Ken Davidoff” in the same paragraph in regards to the Mets is a feat in itself. Bravo, my man.

Infield Fly
4 years 4 months ago

😀
Naturally I’m still wondering exactly who paid him off, and how much Davidoff collected in bribes…

4 years 4 months ago

just wait until the first 2 game losing streak and you’ll think Davidoff invented the waffle house

Infield Fly
4 years 4 months ago

Someday (hopefully) I’ll stop rolling on the floor and laughing…maybe…

metsman
4 years 4 months ago

“when we’ve faced him in the play-offs, he’s pitched well” -watch out Pavano, doing well against the Yankees is essentially getting caught in their tractor beam, get on it Ca$hman!