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Tuesday, April 10, 2001

Miami Herald: Posada homers in third straight

I’ve told a few people that I believe Jorge Posada’s 2000 season might be a fluke. Since my father told me to fess up to my mistakes, I might as well get to working on my apology to all the Posada fans out there.

Jim Furtado Posted: April 10, 2001 at 12:14 PM | 2 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. scruff Posted: April 10, 2001 at 03:21 PM (#66654)
Which player is more qualified to be a number 3 hitter and which one should be hitting 6th or 7th?

Player A: .283 AVG, .336 OBP, .424 SLG, 566 AB, 51 BB, 26 2B, 18 HR, 79 R, 100 RBI
   2. scruff Posted: April 10, 2001 at 03:21 PM (#67111)
Which player is more qualified to be a number 3 hitter and which one should be hitting 6th or 7th?

Player A: .283 AVG, .336 OBP, .424 SLG, 566 AB, 51 BB, 26 2B, 18 HR, 79 R, 100 RBI
   3. scruff Posted: April 10, 2001 at 03:21 PM (#67897)
Which player is more qualified to be a number 3 hitter and which one should be hitting 6th or 7th?

Player A: .283 AVG, .336 OBP, .424 SLG, 566 AB, 51 BB, 26 2B, 18 HR, 79 R, 100 RBI
   4. Bruce Markusen Posted: April 11, 2001 at 03:35 AM (#66655)
Let me nitpick about Posada a little bit. He does two things poorly: he's a horrible baserunner (and not just because of a lack of footspeed, but because of very poor judgment) and he doesn't block the plate well. Other than those shortcomings, however, he's terrific at everything else. He hits for a decent average, draws walks, hits the long ball, handles pitchers, and throws out basestealers. He's the Yankees' best catcher since Thurman Munson--not as good as Munson, but a lot closer to Munson's ability than I ever thought he would become. When he first came up, I thought he might become a decent player, but not the star we've seen over the last year-plus. I guess the old saw about catchers maturing later than other position players has some merit.
   5. Bruce Markusen Posted: April 11, 2001 at 03:35 AM (#67112)
Let me nitpick about Posada a little bit. He does two things poorly: he's a horrible baserunner (and not just because of a lack of footspeed, but because of very poor judgment) and he doesn't block the plate well. Other than those shortcomings, however, he's terrific at everything else. He hits for a decent average, draws walks, hits the long ball, handles pitchers, and throws out basestealers. He's the Yankees' best catcher since Thurman Munson--not as good as Munson, but a lot closer to Munson's ability than I ever thought he would become. When he first came up, I thought he might become a decent player, but not the star we've seen over the last year-plus. I guess the old saw about catchers maturing later than other position players has some merit.
   6. Bruce Markusen Posted: April 11, 2001 at 03:35 AM (#67898)
Let me nitpick about Posada a little bit. He does two things poorly: he's a horrible baserunner (and not just because of a lack of footspeed, but because of very poor judgment) and he doesn't block the plate well. Other than those shortcomings, however, he's terrific at everything else. He hits for a decent average, draws walks, hits the long ball, handles pitchers, and throws out basestealers. He's the Yankees' best catcher since Thurman Munson--not as good as Munson, but a lot closer to Munson's ability than I ever thought he would become. When he first came up, I thought he might become a decent player, but not the star we've seen over the last year-plus. I guess the old saw about catchers maturing later than other position players has some merit.

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