Yanks' big-bucks deal with Posada puzzling

Roch Around The Clock

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December 02, 2007|By ROCH KUBATKO

I'm still blown away that the New York Yankees gave catcher Jorge Posada a four-year, $52.4 million deal. He'll turn 40 in the final year of his contract.

Aging catchers don't usually increase in value, though Posada apparently has.

How long before he's moved to first base?

Oh, yeah: So much for all that talk about players leaving the Bronx out of loyalty to Joe Torre.

Money talks, and catchers in their late 30s are especially eager to listen.

roch.kubatko@baltsun.com

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