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Yankees furious at Jeter's comments on Posada

Posted on: May 16, 2011 11:28 am
Edited on: May 16, 2011 4:51 pm
By Evan Brunell

JeterDerek Jeter's comments about Jorge Posada have reportedly upset his bosses, as ESPN's Buster Olney reports.

This is difficult to fathom, as Jeter's comments were rather bland, as he told reporters Sunday that he felt Posada did not need to apologize to the team.

"From my understanding," Jeter said, "he talked to [Yankees manager Joe Girardi], told him he needed a day. If that's the case, then there's nothing wrong. It's not the first time someone has come out of the lineup, whether it's something physical or some other reasons."

"One thing I told him is if he needed a day to clear his mind, there's no need to apologize [to the team]," Jeter added. "Because I think everybody understands that. Everybody here understands that sometimes this game can be tough on you mentally. Everybody's struggled. And if that's the reason why he came out, then he doesn't need to apologize. If it's something else, then yeah, but not for that."

However, the Yankees seem to be furious with Posada, and Jeter may bear some of the fallout after already clashing with management during the free-agent process that finally saw Jeter return to New York. The Yankees had reportedly considered immediately releasing Posada, a rather large and irrational step, especially if all Posada asked for was a day off to get himself together. That's not uncommon in baseball. It does seem like there's more to the story that is being public, but this is all we have to go on for now.

The Yankees are reportedly upset that Jeter essentially exonerated Posada of any wrongdoing, especially as Jeter is team captain. Posada had already admitted he was wrong in his actions and apologized to Girardi.

UPDATE: Hank Steinbrenner has now said he has no problem with Jeter's comments, just that he's angry the Yankees have lost five games in a row. Also, the Yankees had a conference call Monday morning with Jeter, team president Randy Levine, general manager Brian Cashman and Hal Steinbrenner. After the call, Jeter said everyone is "on the same page."

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 10, 2011 1:15 pm

Yankees furious at Jeter's comments on Posada

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Yankees furious at Jeter's comments on Posada

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Since: Dec 28, 2008
Posted on: May 29, 2011 1:38 am

Yankees furious at Jeter's comments on Posada

No point in arguing with some one who changes topics after they have been schooled?  LMAO!  I never asked you for home grown players...and I had to educate you on the Red Sux of the 2004 and 2007 rosters.  Its always easy to make fun of you "fans" because your knowledge is limited to whatever was put up on yesterday. 

p.s.  I don't know what the old timers destroying a locker room is what I do know.  At some point, Manny Ramirez is going to write a book about his time in Boston...its going to be hilarious...its going to talk about steroids and Larry Lucchino...and its going to be even funnier listening to Peter Gammons and the NESN goons try to explain it away.  I wonder if there will be a catchy phrase Manny Being Manny.

Since: Dec 15, 2006
Posted on: May 20, 2011 2:55 pm

Yankees furious at Jeter's comments on Posada

your a lobbyist.  no point arguing with someone who changes the topics after they have been schooled.  you ask for homegrown players and i give you a list, then its well give me the list back in 2004 or 07, and so on.

go suck off your yankees and remember I'll be laughing as the old timers destroy that locker room.

Since: Dec 28, 2008
Posted on: May 17, 2011 7:49 pm

Yankees furious at Jeter's comments on Posada


Again, I have to educate you.  I can't keep logging in every day to do this.  At some point, you will have to think for yourself.  In regards to your Joe Torre comments...

"at least in Atlanta he rode the coattails of whitey herzog the first year as manager but a steady decline to a losing record 2 years later.  so one post season outside of New York."

Do you know who Grady Little is?  Were you a "fan" all the way back in 2003, or did it start right after the 2004 World Series.  I still remember when Grady Little was run out of town for "not pulling Pedro" if he had pulled one of the best pitchers in baseball (much less in the American League) and the bullpen blew the save, he wouldn't have been fired?  Do you know who made that arguement after the game was over when he was was Joe Torre. 

I don't know if Joe Torre is a GREAT manager...I just know he was right for the Yankees teams he coached.  As for Francona, he did "ride the coattails" as you say of the team Grady Little managed.  I give him credit for 2007 though, but to be honest, there are many managers out there superior to both Francona and Torre. 

Since: Dec 28, 2008
Posted on: May 17, 2011 7:22 pm

Yankees furious at Jeter's comments on Posada


"Boston Red Sox homegrown players - Daniel Bard,Michael Bowden, Clay Buccholz,Jon Lester,Jonathan Papelbon, Jason Varitek, Kevin Youkilis, Dustin Pedroia, and Jacoby Ellsbury."

Your comments are hilarious. I hate that I did not check this blog until after work ended.  Now I have to wait until tomorrow to show everyone.  Since you are making lists, why don't you go back and name all the "home grown" players on the 2004 Red Sux for about 2007?  We all here all the time about how the Yankees buy their championships...I just want to see how a typical popped collar Red Sux fan makes for an excuse on this without Pete Gammons there to explain it away to you. 

"2004 roid sox competed against 2004 MLB roid teams.  good one." - I thought so as well.  Funny how the 2003 testing results left out the likes of Make Bellhorn, Bill Mueller, etc but boy howdy, lets talk about Alex Rodriguez. 

Also, in regards to your "home grown" statement, Varitek was drafted by the Seattle Mariners and then traded to the Red Sux where like everyone else he was promptly supplied roids by Jerry Remy's son and security guard buddy.

Jim Rice (named Uncle Ben) by Boston fans was never really well liked.  In fact, it was only after he was paid a TON of money to join NESN that his relationship was healed with Boston.  They then campaigned heavily to get him in the Hall of Fame (similar to when they campaigned for a DH to be the league MVP...)  Why Rice is in the Hall is beyond me.  The typical arguement is, "he was just so dominant for his era"...if you clowns watched baseball, you would know there are lots of players that fall into this category.  Ever heard of Gil Hodges?

Do I even have to bring up Bill Buckner...a guy who is a top tier player and only until recently was shamed constantly for one error in 1986.  Never once is Bob Stanley's wild pitch brought up or the fact that there was a game 7 afterwards.  Its as funny as the Red Sox all wearing Jackie Robinson's number on "Jackie Robinson Day"...I wish Yawkey could see that. 

Since: May 15, 2011
Posted on: May 17, 2011 3:47 pm

Yankees furious at Jeter's comments on Posada

How can Stats be stupid?  The foundation of game is Stats.  Without Stats you have nothing.  

I guess I could like Trot Nixon because he wore Mickey Mantle's #.

Since: May 15, 2011
Posted on: May 17, 2011 3:32 pm

Yankees furious at Jeter's comments on Posada

Feel free to go elsewhere for you baseball fix.  MLB radio is talking about the Yankees at this moment.  You can turn that off too.

Since: Sep 18, 2008
Posted on: May 17, 2011 2:56 pm

Yankees furious at Jeter's comments on Posada

Oh my God I hate Yankee and Red Sox fans.  The replies start on topic for a short time, then you
guys whip out all of your stupid stats and start arguing about the same old crap.  Thank you Lord for
MLB network, where we can see the Rays and Orioles and Blue Jays kick these two organizations in the ass.

Since: May 15, 2011
Posted on: May 17, 2011 2:54 pm

Yankees furious at Jeter's comments on Posada

To hgen,

You are an ass.  Torre was perfect for the Yankees and a fine manager regardless of his record elsewhere.

First of all, how many managers in the last 20 years have won everywhere they went. I'm sure you have that stat.  Good question I will research.

Why not look at the great Terry Francona.

4 years with Philly (1997-2000): a record of 285-363.  An average of about 71-90.  One year he actually won 77 games. Impressive.

Was he fired, or did he decide to reinvent himself?

6 years with the Sox (2004-2010):  559-413.  2 World Championships.  Pretty good.  

Now does he suck or is he good?   Maybe you can justify his greatness by finding lots of reasons why his Philly teams were weak?  I pretty much remember that Philly baseball fans thought that he sucked.  I wonder.

In the second place, the blogger that you are attacking wasn't referring to the 2011 Red Sox.  He was referring to the 2004 Sox.  How did you miss that?

Didn't Francona inherit that team?  Now I have not completely researched their 2004 roster for home grown talent, but I see a bunch who weren't.

Thumbs up to Youk, Nomar. Maybe Arroyo, Wakefield, and Lowe. Home grown, right?  Not Manny, bloody sock boy, Ortiz, Foulke, Tek, Millar, Reese, Belhorn, Mueller, Damon, or Cabrera....Maybe you can enlighten everyone.

Lastly, You are an ass.  Did I say that?  Get a clue.

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