He swings the
bat well from both sides, and he’s got power.”
“The only thing
I try to do with Jorge is just to remind him that it doesn’t have
to be 110% all the time.”
“You want Jorge
to hit. You want to make his job that much easier when you’re throwing
to him so he’s comfortable to hit, and vice versa. When he is hitting,
I think he’s more comfortable behind the plate.”
hard on his defensive skills and, as a pitcher, you appreciate that.”
“People don't appreciate his consistency. To me, it's not about gaudy numbers. I just go by my eyes. He is consistent. It's very difficult to have one good year, or even two. But year in and year out, he is able to come through."
“He plays with a lot of intensity, but when he's handling the pitchers, I think he realizes he needs to tone it down a bit. If we're struggling, even if we don't show it, he knows we're a little bit rattled and tries to tone it down a little bit. He's done a great job with that.”
“He's caught me for so long. The biggest thing for me with a catcher is can you work with him? Can you talk to him? You can with Georgie. He will listen.”
“Jorge's deep in the game. He pays attention to hitters and he has a plan to work with.”
always liked his balance at the plate. He never looks like he swings off-balance.
He’s really confident with runners on and that’s what that’s
“He doesn’t get enough credit for the leadership that he has in that clubhouse. Sometimes that intensity can carry into some emotional outbursts that arent always that bad to have around.”
“He’s one of the
leaders on the Yankees. Some other players get a little more recognition
for that, but Posada is the guy they look to for leadership. It’s
almost like you have a diamond in the rough that people haven’t
given a lot of attention to.”
“One thing I
saw in him was his energy and his enthusiasm on the field. I marked down
Jorge as having a good attitude, and I thought that would serve him well.
Looking back I realize I was wrong. His attitude is great.”
a force as a power hitter. A lot of his chances to get where he is now
were determined by his work ethic.”
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