We've been hearing a whole bunch of craziness coming from sources and what have you about the relationship between Posada, Joe Girardi, and Brian Cashman. Everyone is dropping their two cents, so I figured what's one more.
Ok, so Jorge is sucking at the plate thus far this season. His transition into the DH slot hasn't been smooth. Since he makes a lot of money, everyone expects hits, HRs, walks, and W's for that matter. Last time I checked he is only one component of a roster which includes Mark Teixeira, Alex Rodriguez, and Robinson Cano, to name a few.
The Yankees are a team and when one falters, the others will pick him up. It's a thing I learned early on playing baseball. Your teammate strikes out in front of you with men on base, you pat him on the back as he's heading back to the bench and you say, "I got you". Or as the captain of the team, you speak to the media and defend your teammate and friend...pick your guy up. Thanks Jeter. You're getting railed too. If you weren't a Yankee and the Captain, would all this talk be happening about your production? The fact remains, you are about to be the Yankees ONLY 3,000 hits player....EVER. That doesn't happen overnight. Yes Jeter makes a ton of money...he earned it by winning five rings, an All-Star and World Series MVP nod...you get the picture. Remember the whole who's the best SS in baseball talk. A-Rod, Nomar, or Jeter. Guess who's the only one at his position...17 seasons later. Just sayin'.
Back when I was on the URT3, the Yankees start of the season was horrible to say the least. After the all-star break, it was a completely different story. We will bounce back, Jorge included.
The wrost thing that happened is that Jorge decided to sit one out when the game was on FOX. Can you say Drama TV! That's another post in of itself...but I will not digress.
P.S. Front Office, please take note of the reception Jorge has received. If fans are happy (they buy tickets, concessions, apparel, etc) then I think you'd be better served not to rile up your faithful audience.
My name is Indio and I approved this message. Go Yanks!