Monday, November 12, 2007
The Yankees have agreed to a deal with Jorge Posada worth 52 million dollars over four years, according to FOXSPORTS.com. This is the same deal that was given to both Johnny Damon and Hideki Matsui just two years ago. The deal is pending a physical which is scheduled to take place tomorrow in New York. This is a ridiculous offer I think, and now they are stuck with Posada till he is 40. You could call this a "fluke" year for Posada after hitting .338 with 20 HR. He has not hit above .285 since 2000, and is hovering around the twenty homerun mark as he gets older. Not only that, but I'm sure he will get some trade clause which prevents a trade. Even if he doesn't, who would want a 40 year old catcher making thirteen million dollars. Although I am a fan of Posada, I think this will come back to haunt the Yankees. All they are doing is adding another older player which is holding them back from a World Series.