Thursday, July 24, 2008
Posada to Choose Rehab Over Surgery
Jorge Posada wants to choose rehabbing his shoulder and remaining as a DH/Firstbaseman over pursuing the surgery. He says that it doesn't hurt while batting but he is limited by the injury at the plate, and is especially limited while batting left handed. I think this is a bad move for Posada. I understand he wants to be apart of a playoff push and a potential post season, but I wonder if he may sacrifice more of his future to keep playing injured now. Not to mention that a surgery in October will lead to a 6 month recovery time ending in late April, and I doubt we'd see him for some time after that. Further more, what can we really expect from an injured Posada? Better than Moeller? Sure. But he said himself that batting lefty was troublesome and with that goes the Yankee stadium homers. Were going to be seeing about a .270 average out of him with little pop. Is this really worth sacrificing the injury? What do you all think? Keep him in or make him get the surgery?