"Now, what is this site about, how Joe Torre ruined pitchers' arms? Is that it?"
-Michael Kay, August 18, 2009

Monday, July 21, 2008

Posada to the DL

This is the best news I've heard today: Jorge Posada has been placed on the disabled list and may need season-ending shoulder surgery.

I knew his four-year contract was ridiculous and that it could possibly hurt the team in two or three years. I once again found another way to be pessimistic, as it's hurt the team only months into it.

Posada's throws to second base have been laughable and his offensive production has been nonexistent.

It will hurt having Jose Molina's bat in the lineup everyday, but hopefully this will give Brian Cashman another reason to acquire a big bat. Melky Cabrera has struggled at the plate since April and Brett Gardner hasn't been hitting from the left field spot. The Yankees received a boost today with Johnny Damon coming off of the disabled list.

I'd give up Ian Kennedy for a big bat in a heartbeat if the right move came along. Cashman has been too attached to the farm system, so part of me is worried that he won't make such a move. If the Yankees are serious about contending, the lineup, as it stands, is not championship-caliber.


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