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Yankees' Posada not catching A.J.

Looks like the Jorge Posada-A.J. Burnett feud the Yankees spent all season denying the existence of is pretty real. All the beat writers are pounding Twitter from the team's workout in the Bronx with the news that Jose Molina will catch Burnett in Game Two of the division series (maybe Posada replaces Matsui as the DH?) And the money quote from Posada is this: "I just hope we win that game. That's all." Hmmm. Can't wait to read the papers.

Molina caught Burnett's final six starts of the season. Burnett was trying to shake off Posada with regularity, especially in a 14-1 loss in Boston in August, and the two veterans simply don't see eye to eye.

Interesting that Joe Girardi would finally admit there's a problem there on the eve of the playoff opener. Are the Yankees really going to sit a veteran like Posada for a Bronx newcomer like Burnett if they make it to the World Series? Seems absurd.

---Mike Harrington



AL Division Series | Yankees
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Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington, a Canisius College graduate who began his career as a News reporter in 1987, has covered the Buffalo Bisons since 1992 and Major League Baseball since 1995. A member of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, Harrington has reported on more than 30 MLB postseason series — including every game of the World Series in this century — and all three of the Bisons' championship runs in their modern era. He is a connoisseur of the famous Stadium Mustard at Cleveland's Progressive Field.

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Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has covered the Bisons for The Buffalo News since 2002. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

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