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Report: Yankees place Posada, others on waivers

Posted on: August 2, 2011 6:39 pm
Edited on: August 2, 2011 6:39 pm
 
Jorge PosadaBy C. Trent Rosecrans

Throughout the next month, you'll hear every once in a while about players that have been placed on waivers. That doesn't mean your favorite team is going to release a star player, it's just that they're keeping their options open.

With that in mind comes this report from the New York Post that the Yankees have placed A.J. Burnett, Rafael Soriano and Jorge Posada on waivers.

All three are priced high enough that it's unlikely they'll be claimed. None of the three seem to be that appealing in a trade for another team, either.

Burnett is the team's No. 2 starter -- by payroll, if not performance. He has a record of 8-9 with a  4.23 ERA, but makes $16.5 million through 2013. He does have a limited no-trade clause, allowing him to block trades to 10 clubs.

Soriano signed a three-year, $35 million contract before the season to serve as Mariano Rivera's setup man. He's appeared in just 17 games this season and has allowed nine earned runs in 16 innings, while striking out 12 and walking 11. It's unlikely anyone will want to take on his contract, despite his 45 saves last season for the Rays.

Then there's Posada -- who has famously played for nobody but the Yankees in his 17 seasons. Posada is a free agent after the season, but appears headed for retirement. He's hitting just .236/.318/.382, starting 66 games at designated hitter and eight games at first base, all for $13.1 million.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 8, 2011 6:38 pm
 

Report: Yankees place Posada, others on waivers

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Since: Apr 17, 2008
Posted on: August 6, 2011 9:45 am
 

Report: Yankees place Posada, others on waivers

Obviously the Yankees would move these 3 if possible. High payroll numbers for each and no need, with the possible exception of Burnett(as a 5th startter, no way is he a number 2). Posada is really the odd man out. Can't catch, can't hit. Why is he even in the lineup. With Chavez back and hitting well, he should be the DH, especially now that they are making a pennant run.



Since: Jan 19, 2009
Posted on: August 6, 2011 8:31 am
 

Report: Yankees place Posada, others on waivers

as for payroll i think there should be a cap.  Im embarrassed by the Red Sox expenditures.  I go back to the yank days of steingrabber   treating the free agency roster like the first time around a monopoly board.  Jackson? buy it! Hunter? buy it! John?buy it!  Eventually it catches up to the team---Yanks in the 80s--hell yanks now! fading arod & Jeter  Burnett etc.  The Sox are no better Crawford Lackey and every shortstop after cabrera(Renteria lugo gonzalez) etc. As far as Team's worth and the ability to spend --it has very little to do with the fans especially in this communications explosion where people are streaming the games to istanbul.  Its the old axiom--location location location.  Kansas City will never garner the income of the  yanks even if they build a 100,000 seat stadium and sell out every seat.  Problem is the majority of money comes from TV/media money--big markets big money small markets small money.  The cost of living in missouri is alot lower than the NY metropolitan area.  NY is the capital of the world people come from all over the world to visit museums see plays even take in a ball game  They dont go to Kansas city.  So it does have a great effect on the income of the team.  Match that up with unlimited ways to spend that income and it makes for a skewed playing field.  The yanks (and sox) can afford terrible signings eat it and move on like dice k and buy somebody else  small mkts cannot do that. Lastly the great yanks are nothing nobody without the rest of the league its a symbiiotic relationship  the yanks arent the yanks unless they play the orioles red sox rangers tigers etc. 



Since: Jan 19, 2009
Posted on: August 6, 2011 8:14 am
 

Report: Yankees place Posada, others on waivers

I'm a RED SOX fan since the late 60s.  THE CRAWFORD SIGNING WAS RIDICULOUS. said it before they did it when they did it and everyday since.  You dont pay that much money to 1. a corner outfielder  2. for speed  3. limited power.   Hes signed for SEVEN YEARS  he is 28 do the math  he'll be 34-35 when its up.  At least with power its the last thing to go, look at all the aging power hitters that can still be very useful downright dangerous into their late 30s.  He foulsa ball off his shin tweaks a knee or..Hammy  and hes gone for months  that does happen with power hitters.  Hell Arod played with a tor meniscus for a month hitting well, before going under the knife AND he ll be back in September swinging hard   if this was crawford--see ya in february. 



Since: Jun 16, 2008
Posted on: August 5, 2011 2:28 pm
 

Report: Yankees place Posada, others on waivers

What about them? This is Drew's last season and Wakefield has a winning record. Lackey has 3 years left on his contract so he's not going anywhere unless he's traded. Varitek's career is comparable to Posada's. Tek has been a leader for the Sox for a long time. His importance behind the plate directing the pitching is invaluble. I don't think you can't say that about Posada who just recently was crying because he wasn't starting enough.

Overpaying Crawford? Hmmmmmmm what about all the years A-Rod didn't do squat in October? Did you say he was overpaid? Doubt it. I'd say Crawford like Gonzalez is an investment not only for this year but the future. Crawford has way too much talent to not have great years for the Sox.


Clearly your a Yankee fan who as most Yankee fans shoot your mouth off before doing any research.


See you in the play-offs!!      



Since: Dec 28, 2010
Posted on: August 5, 2011 2:14 pm
 

Report: Yankees place Posada, others on waivers

To the dubba who states that the Red Sox and The Yankees have a payroll over 200 million...Try checking your facts first...Here are 2011 payrolls top 10

1196,854,6302172,976,3813160,257,4764138,999,0245129,285,5396126,380,6637120,147,3118117,784,3339112,737,00010105,705,23211103,788,991

NY and Boston fans BUY mercahndise, sell out the games.  Your fans do not. That is why your team is poor. Or your team is raking it in and not putting a good team out there which is even sadder...I am a Red sox fan BUT BOTH the Red Sox and the Yankees are models of what a good team should and could be with proper ownership and fan support.     
  



Since: Dec 28, 2010
Posted on: August 5, 2011 2:09 pm
 

Report: Yankees place Posada, others on waivers

To the moron who says the red Sox and  the Yankees are well above 200 million in Payroll......DUH DUH the Red Sox Payroll is in the 160s....The Yankees do not top out over 200 either....DUH
   1196,854,6302172,976,3813160,257,4764138,999,0245129,285,5396126,380,6637120,147,3118117,784,3339112,737,00010105,705,23211103,788,991


DUH - Hey if your fans bought enough merchandise and sold out the games then your crappy team could spend more....Boston and NY MAKE alot of money and spend alot of money.....Your club could learn from that.   



Since: Dec 28, 2010
Posted on: August 5, 2011 2:09 pm
 

Report: Yankees place Posada, others on waivers

To the moron who says the red Sox and  the Yankees are well above 200 million in Payroll......DUH DUH the Red Sox Payroll is in the 160s....The Yankees do not top out over 200 either....DUH
   1196,854,6302172,976,3813160,257,4764138,999,0245129,285,5396126,380,6637120,147,3118117,784,3339112,737,00010105,705,23211103,788,991


DUH - Hey if your fans bought enough merchandise and sold out the games then your crappy team could spend more....Boston and NY MAKE alot of money and spend alot of money.....Your club could learn from that.   


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