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#1 thefiestygoat

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Posted 13 November 2007 - 12:14 AM

http://yankees.lhblogs.com/

"Posada has his deal: 4 years/$52 million"

"Rivera was in the Dominican Republic today but is supposedly on his way home. I would expect his deal to get done in the next 24-36 hours."
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I am really happy to have Posada back but on the other hand I don't like this deal. I really thought 3 years was excessive but necessary to get him to sign, so having to shell out 4 years is insane. Hopefully he can continue to defy the odds and play well but I won't get my hopes up. Oh well, welcome back Jorge and teach the young pitchers a lot over the next 4 years!

EDIT: Jose Molina agrees to a two year deal according to WFAN.
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This is the first good news of the offseason, he was a solid backup catcher, something they needed for years, awesome news.

Edited by thefiestygoat, 16 November 2007 - 10:10 AM.

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Posted 13 November 2007 - 12:28 AM

Thats an insane contract, im a met fan but im happy to see him return to the Yankees.
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Posted 13 November 2007 - 01:30 AM

Good to see the Yanks bringing back the geezers. Go Sox!!!!
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Posted 13 November 2007 - 01:35 AM

I don't think the Yankees' intention is to have Posada play catcher for all 4 of those years. It's still a nutty deal but given the market, the Yankees had to pay that.
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Posted 13 November 2007 - 03:58 AM

Wow Torre leaving must have really put their jewels in a vice because this contract is absoutly insane. I mean can we really expect him to repeat on his numbers from last season? He's already past the age where catchers begin to decline so how much can we expect from him on the back 2 back end years of this contract.
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Posted 13 November 2007 - 12:39 PM

I don't think the Yankees' intention is to have Posada play catcher for all 4 of those years. It's still a nutty deal but given the market, the Yankees had to pay that.

Regardless of where he plays I am worried about how his body will hold up. At some point his age will catch up with all those grueling years of being a catcher.
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Posted 13 November 2007 - 01:17 PM

What position will Posada play that would make him worthwhile in 2 years? I doubt he hits well enough to be a first baseman or DH and be worthwhile making that money.
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Posted 14 November 2007 - 03:58 PM

What position will Posada play that would make him worthwhile in 2 years? I doubt he hits well enough to be a first baseman or DH and be worthwhile making that money.


No, but given the other catchers on the market this year, the Yankees are prepared to overpay for his 2-3 years worth of catching services to receive league average 1B or DH play at the end of the contract.

The Yankees front office has to know that last year was incredibly lucky for Jorge Posada, and he'd be lucky to have a .280 BA next season.
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Posted 14 November 2007 - 04:15 PM

Again with luck Tri? Baseball is not all about luck. It is an awful contract but Posada had the Yankees over a barrel and he knew it. This is where the lack of position prospects hurts the Yankees. It's all well and good to have lots of pitching prospects but you can't win games 0-0. One of the side effects of having a pitching heavy minor league system is that you have to overpay either in talent in a trade or dollars/years in a contract to bring back hitters.
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Posted 15 November 2007 - 01:36 AM

Again with luck Tri? Baseball is not all about luck. It is an awful contract but Posada had the Yankees over a barrel and he knew it. This is where the lack of position prospects hurts the Yankees. It's all well and good to have lots of pitching prospects but you can't win games 0-0. One of the side effects of having a pitching heavy minor league system is that you have to overpay either in talent in a trade or dollars/years in a contract to bring back hitters.


Posada's batting average last year was luck.

Here's his BAs the last 5 years:

.281
.272
.262
.277
.338

You really think a 35 year old finally figured out how to hit major league pitching? he'll be lucky to hit .290 next year.
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Posted 16 November 2007 - 10:11 AM

Updated first post to include Molina signing for 2 years. Figured it wasn't worthy of its own thread so I put it here.
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