January 7, 2009
38 Days til Pitchers and Catchers
With that being said, as a Yankee fan I wonder about what condition Jorge Posada will be in. I have all the faith in the world in Jorge, but not everyone sees it that way. I understand that he can't catch forever and that is a very physically demanding position to play, but he does not want to play first base, and well with Mark Teixeira here he won't be playing first base.
I am very eager to see what happens, and I have only seen one semi-recent interview with Jorge on the YES Network with Michael Kay. Jorge said he will be ready to go, and will not play first base. Great, but what happens when or if he can't catch sooner than later? We locked him up in a long-term (for his age, and position) contract and we signed a first basemen for $180 million. Does he eventually DH? I don't know, but I know if he can't catch he is not going to be a happy guy.
I'm probably the only person thinking about this today but, after the press conference it hit me and I have been pondering it.