Uhhh, thanks for scaring the crap out of me Brian.
The Yankees have questions in center field and the fifth spot in the rotation, but Cashman said he was more worried about the recovery of catcher Jorge Posada and closer Mariano Rivera. Those are players whose production could not be easily replaced by a trade.
“Our catcher and closer are coming off shoulder surgeries,” Cashman said. “That’s what concerns me, and that’s what people should be focused on. Everything is coming along fine, but nobody usually has hiccups this early. Posada’s just throwing at 90 feet on flat ground and Mo’s not even throwing yet.”
Posada will not be able to catch by the exhibition opener Feb. 25, Cashman said, but he is on track to be ready for the regular-season opener April 6. Rivera does not throw in January even when he is healthy, so his schedule is not alarming. But it is Cashman’s job to fret.“Mo’s surgery wasn’t as serious as Posada’s,” Cashman said. “But it’s still shoulder surgery
I was fairly confident they'd both return without any setbacks, but I can't say I feel the same way after reading this.
Now I'm not saying I think they're both going to be out till June or anything like that. But when Cashman shows this much concern, it concerns me.