Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Report: Jorge Posada could play for Rays

Yup, seeing that Posada hit about a buck eighty away from Yankee Stadium the last two seasons…

If Jorge Posada has any baseball juice left, he could try to squeeze it out in Tampa Bay.

ESPN Deportes is reporting the Rays are interested in perhaps inking the veteran Puerto Rican to be a part-time first baseman, designated hitter and play a little at his “old” position at catcher.

ESPN Deportes also indicated the Phillies and Orioles are interested parties for 40-year-old veteran’s services, though it is not yet known if the ex-Yankees star is ready to call it quits.

A role for Posada, who has 275 career homers and 1.065 RBIs, in Tampa Bay could make the most sense, except that veteran starting catcher Jose Molina is a well-seasoned 36-year-old.

Repoz Posted: December 25, 2011 at 11:50 PM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: rays, yankees

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Walt Davis Posted: December 26, 2011 at 12:18 AM (#4023367)
Molina's not really the starter in Tampa is he? He's never had more than 297 PA and he has a career 66 OPS+. I don't care how much faith you put in the pitch-framing study.
   2. cercopithecus aethiops Posted: December 26, 2011 at 12:25 AM (#4023369)
Any juice left? Pretty poor choice of phrase considering the Rays experience with a certain DH they signed last year.
   3. JimMusComp likes Billy Eppler.... Posted: December 26, 2011 at 04:14 AM (#4023406)
You lik-a the juice???
   4. catomi01 Posted: December 26, 2011 at 04:35 AM (#4023409)
Molina's not really the starter in Tampa is he? He's never had more than 297 PA and he has a career 66 OPS+. I don't care how much faith you put in the pitch-framing study.


considering their top two catcher's last year put up a 72 and an 85 ops+, tampa is one of the few places molina could go and stand a chance at replicating the previous groups offensive contributions. If he's any better defensively (at all) they probably come out ahead compared to last year...if posada has a dead cat bounce in him and can split the difference between 2010 and 11, and survive catching 30-50 games, they'll almost definitely be better off than last year.
The latter is a pretty big if of course.
   5. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: December 26, 2011 at 04:47 AM (#4023413)
I stand by my prediction that Jorge ends up in Baltimore, but we shall see.
   6. Jim Wisinski Posted: December 26, 2011 at 04:49 AM (#4023414)
I'd be shocked if the Rays are considering Molina as the starter at all, he looks like an obvious fit as the backup/mentor to whoever gets the starting job (at this point either Lobaton or Chirinos though hopefully a move will be made to improve upon that situation). I'm pretty skeptical about the Rays supposed interest in Posada since he would be a shaky fit(and they tend to keep their interest/discussions tightly under wraps anyway so I never would put trust in media reports of who they're looking at).
   7. Boxkutter Posted: December 26, 2011 at 06:51 AM (#4023441)
How do you get 0.065 of an RBI?

And I see no upside in the Rays signing Posada. He was pretty bad last year, and Andrew Friedman seems like a smarter GM. Although, he does seem to have some issues signing free agent DHs (Burrell and ManRam).

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Dynasty League Baseball

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
phredbird
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogDid The Cubs Miss Their Chance To Be A Dynasty?
(18 - 7:46am, Feb 18)
Last: McCoy

NewsblogOT - Catch-All Pop Culture Extravaganza (February 2019)
(172 - 6:20am, Feb 18)
Last: Rennie's Tenet

NewsblogWalt Davis on Projections
(7 - 3:05am, Feb 18)
Last: bbmck

NewsblogFour teams are in on Mike Moustakas
(19 - 2:55am, Feb 18)
Last: bbmck

NewsblogCC Sabathia has chance to bolster Hall of Fame case before retiring after 2019 season
(71 - 2:44am, Feb 18)
Last: bbmck

NewsblogCardinals taking it slowly with Ozuna’s repaired shoulder
(2 - 9:35pm, Feb 17)
Last: Sit down, Sleepy has lots of stats

NewsblogRed Sox' Dustin Pedroia says, in hindsight, he shouldn't have had knee surgery
(21 - 8:55pm, Feb 17)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogLuis Severino Agrees to 4-Year Deal as Yankees Try to Lock Up Young Core
(9 - 8:32pm, Feb 17)
Last: Jose is an Absurd Kahuna

NewsblogNightengale: Trevor Bauer's radical idea on MLB contracts could benefit everyone
(25 - 8:12pm, Feb 17)
Last: cardsfanboy

NewsblogWhy is David Price wearing No. 10? Red Sox hurler keeps switch a mystery
(20 - 3:14pm, Feb 17)
Last: bobm

NewsblogOT Soccer Thread, v.2019
(189 - 2:37pm, Feb 17)
Last: spivey

NewsblogGiants switch-pitcher Pat Venditte draws early crowd at Spring Training
(1 - 10:43am, Feb 17)
Last: bobm

NewsblogOpportunity convinces Davey Martinez to throw aside an old baseball trope
(1 - 10:16am, Feb 17)
Last: Fernigal McGunnigle

NewsblogChris Berman Will Be One of the Red Sox Announcers This Year
(49 - 10:06am, Feb 17)
Last: Swoboda is freedom

NewsblogPeter O'Brien to play right field for Marlins
(5 - 3:13am, Feb 17)
Last: Walt Davis

Page rendered in 0.2504 seconds
46 querie(s) executed