Sunday, March 21, 2010

Jorge not going down without a fight

Even with Joe Mauer out of the picture for now, Jorge Posada still has to look over his shoulder. Super prospect Jesus Montero will start the season in the minor leagues, but it's clear that he is the catching future of the New York Yankees. So where does that leave Jorge?

Posada is right to watch his back. Brian Cashman is taking every possible opportunity to lower the average age of his team. He is not bound by sentimentality and will not hesitate to replace an older, clutch player such as Johnny Damon or Hideki Matsui with a younger Curtis Granderson and Nick Johnson. You have to imagine that he will do the same with Posada when his contract expires after next season, if not sooner.

But Posada is a feisty guy so he's not going down without a fight. I see him rising to the challenge to prove to everyone that he is nowhere near done. I expect him to put up his usual strong power numbers for the Yankees.

Thanks to Googie man via en.Wikipedia for the photo.

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