Why Releasing Posada is a bad idea.

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    Why Releasing Posada is a bad idea.

    Why releasing Jorge Posada is a bad idea, briefly

    Let’s just jump right into this. There are two main reasons why the Yankees shouldn’t release him:

    1. Money. Jorge Posada will make $13.1MM in 2011. Obviously, some of that is already paid but there’s still a good deal of time and money left on that. The Yankees (and all other teams, really) should not be in the business of paying layers NOT to play for them. It’s just…silly. Why risk having to pay Posada to play–and play well–for someone else?

    2. Performance. The overall line–.296 wOBA not counting yesterday–may not look all that pretty, but he is trending the right way. His May wOBA is up from .268 in March/April to .335 in May. That’s good for a 111 wRC+ and is an obviously fantastic improvement from April. He’s lowered his strikeout rate (albeit by just over 1%), and he’s also raised his walk rate about 8% (11% to 17.9%) to a very productive rate. His LD% is still a bit low at 17.6 for May, but, again, it’s a big improvement over April/May. This has led to a big jump in BABIP from .065 (!!!!!!!) to .353. What’s troubling is the power disappearance. Posada’s SLG in May has been just .348 (.087 IsoP), but he’s taking walks and hitting the ball with more authority. Those are good signs and I think we’re going to see Posada turn it around soon.

    There’s another secondary reason, and it’s the fact that the replacement options aren’t necessarily in place. The Yankees could call up Jesus Montero to replace Posada, which wouldn’t be bad, but I have a feeling they want to see him find his power stroke (again) before bringing him up. A lot of people have been clamoring for Jorge Vazquez, but I don’t think that would be smart. He’s had a lot of strikeouts and few walks in the minors and I don’t think it would be much different in the majors. They could explore www.yankeeanalysts.com/2011/05/exploring-beltran-29664">the trade market, but there might not be much out there right now and it may be overpriced.

    Jorge Posada’s had a rough go of things in a lot of ways in the first two months of the season but that doesn’t mean he should be let go. My love for Jorge is well known and you may accuse me of looking threw tinted glasses, but whatever. This would go for any player making that amount of money with signs of rebound emerging.

     
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    why does pike troll a sox board

    all these posts can be in one thread

    but instead he decides to knock other posters threads off the page

    TG pike is a sox fan
     
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    Why won't the Yankees let the long distance phone calls from Jorge's father come through into the dugout anymore like they did in previous seasons? It just might be that the father might know something about Posada's batting mechanics that the hitting coach hasn't noticed yet. It can't hurt. My guess is that Girardi is trying to protect the coaches from criticism.
     
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    Your-Echo  = silly betty = pike

    but it's kind of cool that he uses my pics



    this one was called what would happen if he ever saw a nyyfan

    coming his way












     
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     My guess is that Girardi is trying to protect the coaches from criticism.                     


    speaking of coaches & criticism


    why isn't your 3B coach getting the heat for dusty getting hurt

    clearly he was turning his head back, not watching where he was going,

     to see the play because he didn't trust

    bogar after several  of his calls this yr
     
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    The thread isn't about Bogar. It is about Posada. Please try to keep up.
     
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    The thread isn't about Bogar. It is about Posada. Please try to keep up.

    good answer

    now go change your pants
     
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    Leave the thread hijacking to Babe since he is much better at it than you are.
     
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    In Response to Why Releasing Posada is a bad idea.:
    [QUOTE]Why releasing Jorge Posada is a bad idea, briefly By Matt Imbrogno On May 23, 2011 · 13 Comments · In Player Analysis , Roster Decisions Let’s just jump right into this. There are two main reasons why the Yankees shouldn’t release him: 1. Money. Jorge Posada will make $13.1MM in 2011. Obviously, some of that is already paid but there’s still a good deal of time and money left on that. The Yankees (and all other teams, really) should not be in the business of paying layers NOT to play for them. It’s just…silly. Why risk having to pay Posada to play–and play well–for someone else? 2. Performance. The overall line–.296 wOBA not counting yesterday–may not look all that pretty, but he is trending the right way. His May wOBA is up from .268 in March/April to .335 in May. That’s good for a 111 wRC+ and is an obviously fantastic improvement from April. He’s lowered his strikeout rate (albeit by just over 1%), and he’s also raised his walk rate about 8% (11% to 17.9%) to a very productive rate. His LD% is still a bit low at 17.6 for May, but, again, it’s a big improvement over April/May. This has led to a big jump in BABIP from .065 (!!!!!!!) to .353. What’s troubling is the power disappearance. Posada’s SLG in May has been just .348 (.087 IsoP), but he’s taking walks and hitting the ball with more authority. Those are good signs and I think we’re going to see Posada turn it around soon. There’s another secondary reason, and it’s the fact that the replacement options aren’t necessarily in place. The Yankees could call up Jesus Montero to replace Posada, which wouldn’t be bad, but I have a feeling they want to see him find his power stroke (again) before bringing him up. A lot of people have been clamoring for Jorge Vazquez, but I don’t think that would be smart. He’s had a lot of strikeouts and few walks in the minors and I don’t think it would be much different in the majors. They could explore www.yankeeanalysts.com/2011/05/exploring-beltran-29664 " /> the trade market , but there might not be much out there right now and it may be overpriced. Jorge Posada’s had a rough go of things in a lot of ways in the first two months of the season but that doesn’t mean he should be let go. My love for Jorge is well known and you may accuse me of looking threw tinted glasses, but whatever. This would go for any player making that amount of money with signs of rebound emerging.
    Posted by Girardi-Inept[/QUOTE]
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     We don`t give a F^%#*(^%. Go whine and cry on a Yankee board!!!!
     
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    djbosox2004  '' We don`t give a F^%#*(^%. Go whine and cry on a Yankee board!!!! ''


    LOL

    2 points for pike

    he fooled another one
     
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    Posada is batting 240-something for May, up from about 135 in April.  One problem - his slugging percentage fell.

    Too funny. 

    I figured he'd come around in May.  Seems like all of the drug testing was completed in April and players can now go back to drinking their smoothies.  Jason Giambi celebrated the completion of drug testing by hitting 2 dingers in one game.

     
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    In Response to Re: Why Releasing Posada is a bad idea.:
    [QUOTE]Posada is batting 240-something for May, up from about 135 in April.  One problem - his slugging percentage fell. Too funny.  I figured he'd come around in May.  Seems like all of the drug testing was completed in April and players can now go back to drinking their smoothies.  Jason Giambi celebrated the completion of drug testing by hitting 2 dingers in one game.
    Posted by DirtyWaterLover[/QUOTE]
    Three dingers in one game. Nice try, though.
     
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    so I guess this means that Pedroia and Crawford are now off the juice since they are underperforming so much?
     
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