Truth & Rumors > MLB

Posada's fit with Phils questionable

Views
20535
Comments
34

08:19 AM ET 12.27 | Jorge Posada in something other than pinstripes may seem odd, and perhaps odder still in the National League. The connection of [Posada] to the Phillies was difficult to understand when first reported, but that doesn't necessarily make it false. There would be room for suspicion had Posada's agent listed teams interested in his client, but information from the ESPN Deportes story was obtained from Posada's father. Though no matter where the info was gathered or how much interest Ruben Amaro has expressed in Posada's services, this would be a questionable fit. Posada, at 40, can no longer catch. ... Posada would be relegated to a pinch-hitting role on a bench filled with older, slower, poor fielding players.

CSNPhilly.com

Jorge Posada, Getty Images Jorge Posada, Getty Images
December 27, 2011  08:53 AM ET

Look, Jorge at this point in time can only be a DH and he's a stretch there at that. What's wrong with just calling it a career and being satisfied with the nice career that he had?

December 27, 2011  09:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Look, Jorge at this point in time can only be a DH and he's a stretch there at that. What's wrong with just calling it a career and being satisfied with the nice career that he had?

He obviously thinks he still has some lead in his pencil.

December 27, 2011  09:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

He obviously thinks he still has some lead in his pencil.

No need for lead in the pencil....the writting is on the wall already.

December 27, 2011  09:30 AM ET

Dude! You had a great run. You made a ton o' money. Walk away. Enjoy your kids.

December 27, 2011  09:31 AM ET

He can still hit a little and play 1st base some. They could sign him to make him a coach later on.

December 27, 2011  09:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Look, Jorge at this point in time can only be a DH and he's a stretch there at that. What's wrong with just calling it a career and being satisfied with the nice career that he had?

I am with you 100%. He should just retire. He has 5 rings and a great career. Why go play for another team and not produce and not win? Be one of the few players that played for one team. Besides he is not nearing any career milestones that I know of.

December 27, 2011  09:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Look, Jorge at this point in time can only be a DH and he's a stretch there at that. What's wrong with just calling it a career and being satisfied with the nice career that he had?

Agreed. He's done. But a lot of times, pro athletes just can't accept that.

December 27, 2011  09:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

No need for lead in the pencil....the writting is on the wall already.

I don't disagree with you. I don't think any team has use for him.

Comment #9 has been removed
December 27, 2011  10:22 AM ET

He has way too much pride to just fade off into the sunset like Bernie Williams did.

December 27, 2011  10:41 AM ET

Posada, Tek, and Wake are preparing a lawsuit against MLB for age discrimination.

December 27, 2011  10:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

I am with you 100%. He should just retire. He has 5 rings and a great career. Why go play for another team and not produce and not win? Be one of the few players that played for one team. Besides he is not nearing any career milestones that I know of.

Solid.

December 27, 2011  11:03 AM ET

I wonder how it will go down when they decide to stop over-paying Derek Jeter. He's another prideful guy that I can't see walking away on his own terms.

December 27, 2011  11:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

I wonder how it will go down when they decide to stop over-paying Derek Jeter. He's another prideful guy that I can't see walking away on his own terms.

It is only over paying players if you are losing money. And that is not the case. That is the part that drives some crazy, they still make money. Lots of it.

December 27, 2011  11:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Look, Jorge at this point in time can only be a DH and he's a stretch there at that. What's wrong with just calling it a career and being satisfied with the nice career that he had?

it seems as if posada has refuse to stop playing, he himself has being in deniable stage, and with this poor thinking he would have hard time to retire!!

December 27, 2011  12:24 PM ET

Jesus christ on a cross this is absurd. They already signed Jim Thome to be the backup 1B who can't move anymore. Although, I suspect Mayberry Jr will be playing 1B the majority of the time Howard is out.

December 27, 2011  12:40 PM ET

I think Amaro watches these boards for the reactions to the possibility of a signing by the Phillies. If he does, please Ruben..... NO......... Leave Posada alone, the man can't run, can't catch and you already have Thome on your bench.

December 27, 2011  12:42 PM ET

I think Amaro watches these boards for the reactions to the possibility of a signing by the Phillies. If he does, please Ruben..... NO......... Leave Posada alone, the man can't run, can't catch and you already have Thome on your bench.

December 27, 2011  12:43 PM ET

sorry for the multiple postings, I think the CNN server is dying....

 
December 27, 2011  01:11 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

I think Amaro watches these boards for the reactions to the possibility of a signing by the Phillies. If he does, please Ruben..... NO......... Leave Posada alone, the man can't run, can't catch and you already have Thome on your bench.

Also he can't hit.

Comment

Remember to keep your posts clean. Profanity will get filtered, and offensive comments will be removed.


Truth & Rumors

MOST POPULAR

  1. 1
    Bryant headed back to Germany
    Views
    3136
    Comments
    926
  2. 2
    D'Antoni's newest 'blunder'
    Views
    2820
    Comments
    866
  3. 3
    Baseball's top 2015 free agent
    Views
    2446
    Comments
    527
  4. 4
    Shakeup looms for White Sox
    Views
    5195
    Comments
    332
  5. 5
    The NHL's model franchise?
    Views
    2251
    Comments
    139

SI.com

SI Photos