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Posada wanted out, rift resurfaces

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08:13 AM ET 05.17 | The news cycle spins quickly in New York, where Jorge Posada's "back injury" pulled a GM, a coach and an icon into the vortex. In the heat of his anger and frustration Saturday night, Yankee icon Jorge Posada told general manager Brian Cashman amid a flood of F-bombs that he not only wanted out of the No. 9 spot in the Yankee batting order -- he wanted out of the Yankees, too, according to team sources. ... After a day of apologies and reconciliation on both sides, it appeared the fences were mended Monday, at least until Posada and the Yankees disagreed on another matter: Whether Posada refused to catch during spring training.

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May 17, 2011  08:20 AM ET

He's always been a whiner.........just cut'em and get it over with.

May 17, 2011  08:24 AM ET

I love watching Yankee unrest!

May 17, 2011  08:25 AM ET
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He's always been a whiner.........just cut'em and get it over with.

Yes he has always been a complainer. They should just release him, but they won't. And it just hurts the team to keep him. This will end ugly with September call ups, he on the bench and a season wasted.
Same for Swisher ( no way do they pick up his $12 million option for next year), Cervelli ( the sooner gone the better) and Andrew Jones.
Girardi will not make the tough decisions and it will get so bad the owners will have to do it for him.

May 17, 2011  08:41 AM ET

If it continues this way it will be a really sad end for a popular player.

May 17, 2011  08:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I love watching Yankee unrest!

Good Morning Clem. Not a big shock this got another thread though thought it would have yesterday.

May 17, 2011  08:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Good Morning Clem. Not a big shock this got another thread though thought it would have yesterday.

Seems like a reasonable spot to land today. We can enjoy tormenting Yankee fans.

May 17, 2011  08:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

He's always been a whiner.........just cut'em and get it over with.

"He's always been a whiner"?

May 17, 2011  08:46 AM ET
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If it continues this way it will be a really sad end for a popular player.

Indeed.

May 17, 2011  08:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Seems like a reasonable spot to land today. We can enjoy tormenting Yankee fans.

You can tell it's a slow news day when you get a thread that a pitcher might lose a start but they aren't sure.

May 17, 2011  08:50 AM ET

These guys live in a world where they have minimal grasp of reality. Does Jorge Posada actually believe other ball clubs will line up to have him on their rosters? There may be a team or two that would take a chance because they would not mind paying the minimum salary, but even that would be a stretch.

May 17, 2011  08:50 AM ET

so far the fans support jorge, but if this crap continues that'll change...

May 17, 2011  08:53 AM ET

Where the Sox garner criticism for getting rid of stars too early (see Pedro) the Yanks keep their peeps too long. As a Sox fan I had respect for some Yanks, including Posada, but I hate to see things end like this...

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May 17, 2011  08:53 AM ET
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so far the fans support jorge, but if this crap continues that'll change...

It only goes to show that anybody can get fed up with their job when things aren't going good. The only difference is if it's just some working stiff no one really cares.

May 17, 2011  08:55 AM ET

We really have no one to blame but ourselves. We put these athletes up on a pedestal and tell them how great they are. They hear it often enough that they buy into the hype and cannot grasp the reality of the situation. So when the skils begin to diminish, they end up coming across as petulant priiiiicks and they cannot understand what has changed

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May 17, 2011  08:56 AM ET
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Where the Sox garner criticism for getting rid of stars too early (see Pedro) the Yanks keep their peeps too long. As a Sox fan I had respect for some Yanks, including Posada, but I hate to see things end like this...

The Yankees will rarely let someone go and have them do great for another team, of course the problem with that is keeping them around for so long that you can't get rid of them even if you wanted to because of the money most of the big names are getting.

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May 17, 2011  08:57 AM ET
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Morning Clem;;; KUGELN!!!!!Morning all, Monge et.al.Come on - tormenting the Yankees. Let their play do that. Pujols at third - now that's a story. (grins).

Morning Lou. What was that? Pujols is a turd? I didn't know you felt that way.

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