Sunday, May 15, 2011

The Posada Situation

In case you didn't know, Jorge Posada decided he needed tonight off to clear he head. Here is his explanation via ESPN:

During the game, Brian Cashman told the media that Posada was not injured and didn't mention why Posada was not playing. This, apparently, didn't sit well with Posada:
"I didn’t know he made a statement. I don’t know why he’s going to make a statement during the game, in the middle of the game. I don’t understand that," Posada said. "You know, so that’s the way he works now."

When asked if was mad at Cashman, Posada replied: "Well, We’ll see. I think we should have waited for the game to be over to talk to whoever’s doing the game. It’s kind of like, you’re not supposed to do that."

Posada wasn't sure if there would be any lingering issues between he and Girardi or Cashman.

"I don’t know. I hope not. I hope we can move on and go on and play the season," he said.
Cashman followed by saying that Posada, along with his agent,knew he was going to speak to the media:
"We were explaining to Jorgie and his agent, Seth Levinson, what we were going to say and that it would be short and sweet," Cashman said. "The situation that was created by him, then he would have to explain himself after. It was as simple as that. It is common baseball practice to explain after someone is a late scratch in the lineup, they give a reason why."

"I was down there for an hour," Cashman said. "In one instance I was on the phone with Seth and I actually had to hand the phone to Jorgie. I said, 'Here.' Jorgie knew exactly what was being said. This is not a surprise. I'm disappointed about what he said."
This is just an ugly and completely unnecessary situation. Hopefully, there are no lingering effects.

To go along with it, the Yankees looked awful in another loss to Boston, this time by the score of 6-0.

Not good. Not good at all.

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