Jorge Posada borrowed a favourite phrase from Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid when requested concerning the rising criticism leveled at Posada’s good pal and former Yankee teammate Derek Jeter, now the proprietor of the Marlins baseball group: Belief the method.
Posada, one of many honorees at Tuesday’s Thurman Munson Award dinner on the Grand Hyatt Resort in midtown Manhattan, stated he is been following the media protection of Jeter’s enterprise selections in the previous couple of months, which have principally centered round a hearth sale of the membership’s star gamers, together with reigning Nationwide League MVP Giancarlo Stanton being traded from the Marlins to the Yankees.
“He is getting very unhealthy publicity, however he is making an attempt to do every part he can to make that group higher,” Posada stated of Jeter, the Marlins’ chief govt officer. “Criticism is hard to see, as a result of he is making an attempt to do every part he can to make the group a profitable group. I see some annoyed followers. However they have to know that it is a course of.”
Apart from Stanton, Jeter has traded away Christian Yelich (to Milwaukee), Dee Gordon (to Seattle) and Marcell Ozuna (to St. Louis), and has jettisoned practically all of the vestiges of the earlier regime, when Jeffrey Loria was proprietor.
“It is bought to take time – the Astros did it, Chicago (Cubs) did it. I feel it is simply folks annoyed to see their gamers go,” stated Posada. “Simply bought to attend slightly bit. I feel (Jeter) likes to show folks fallacious. He is as much as a problem. He loves challenges. That is one other problem in his life.”
Posada stated that he would think about working for Jeter if provided a place, however that any job must be restricted in journey.
“I like being dwelling (in Miami),” stated Posada.
Retired participant Carlos Beltran stated that he got here out of his interview for the Yankees supervisor emptiness final yr pondering he had aced the check with normal supervisor Brian Cashman. However the job went as an alternative to Aaron Boone. Nonetheless, Cashman so respects Beltran, a former Yankees and Mets participant, that Cashman provided the retired switch-hitter a entrance workplace place with the Bombers. Beltran turned down the provide. “I really like the sport. I like to be across the guys. I did really feel tempted,” stated Beltran Tuesday on the annual Thurman Munson Award dinner. “I am good the place I’m proper now. It was going to be a entrance workplace job, watching the sport from a distinct standpoint.”
Yankee reliever David Robertson, one other honoree on the Munson Award dinner, stated he is been in contact with pitching coach Larry Rothschild this winter, however that Robertson’s bullpen position was not outlined to him but. “I would spoken to Larry about it, ‘Am I going to be multiple-inning man? One-inning man? He is like, ‘Nicely, we’ll see.’ I used to be like, ‘OK, nice.’ It would not matter to me.” Robertson stated he was shocked to get Stanton in a commerce, and that the present rotation ought to be sturdy sufficient to hold the group if Cashman would not purchase one other starter. “I am excited to get Giancarlo on this group. His bat positively is gonna assist us. We have loads of expertise within the rotation. Having Sonny Grey a full yr, (Luis) Severino had an excellent yr final yr, CC (Sabathia) is again, bought (Masahiro) Tanaka, (Jordan) Montgomery. There’s plenty of choices,” stated Robertson.
When requested whether or not Eli Manning ought to be the beginning Giants quarterback subsequent season, former Massive Blue defensive finish Justin Tuck stated, “Completely. I do not see anyone higher than him.” Tuck was honored on the Thurman Munson Award dinner as effectively. “I feel if we’re in a position to get all people wholesome coming again, I do not see why Eli would not have a couple of extra good years in him,” stated Tuck.