Cashman went on the say that Posada will be addressing the media after the game, at his own request.
When Rosenthal asked Cashman what Posada’s actions meant for Posada’s future, he declined comment. Said he did not want to speak for Posada.
Cashman look grim and while the twittering universe is going nuts; some tweets are speculating that Posada might ask for a trade.
I disagree and think it sounds more like a retirement announcement. Since Posada has moved from being the Yankees starting catcher to full-time DH things haven’t fared so well for the 39-year-old Posada.
Either way it will be a very sad state of affairs for the Yankees and their fans, as Posada is one of the core four and he was on five World Championship teams for the pinstripes.
Guess all anyone can do is just hold out breath till the game ends.
Here are some interesting tweets to consider:
If Posada retired, it would be strange, sad way for to go. I’ve asked multiple team officials what they expect. None could speak w certainty
@JackCurryYES Jack Curry
According to person briefed on Posada’s exchange with Girardi, Posada told mgr he was “insulted” about hitting 9th and “threw a hissy fit.”
@PeteAbe Pete Abraham
Complicating the issue: Jeter and Posada are best of friends. If Girardi loses Jeter, it’ll get even more ugly
- Posada Dropped To Ninth In Yankees’ Lineup (newyork.cbslocal.com)
- Posada dropped to 9th, then scratched from lineup (boston.com)
- You: New York Yankees: Jorge Posada Should Retire Right Now and Make Room (bleacherreport.com)
- Ortiz: Not catching must be ‘killing’ Jorge (nypost.com)
- New York Yankees: “Killer B’s” and Other Replacements Waiting to Take Over (bleacherreport.com)
- “Yankees lose another one” and related posts (yankees.lhblogs.com)
- New York Yankees: Time To Sit Jorge Posada and Promote Jesus Montero (bleacherreport.com)
- Slumping Posada dropped to ninth in Yankees lineup (cbssports.com)
- Yankees old guard nears end (theglobeandmail.com)