New York Yankees: Posada Should Take a Lesson from Girardi

Bernadette PasleyContributor INovember 8, 2010

ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 16:  Manager Joe Girardi and Jorge Posada #20 of the New York Yankees stand on the mound during a pitching change against the Texas Rangers in Game Two of the ALCS during the 2010 MLB Playoffs at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on October 16, 2010 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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Jorge Posada plans to be the starting catcher in 2011. There is just one problem with that: He can't do it anymore.

It's time to hand the reins over to someone else. Whether that someone else is Jesus Montero remains to be seen. But he should hand the reins over nonetheless, just like Joe Girardi did years ago when Posada was just starting his career.

Easier said than done, I suppose, but after reading my friend Jane Heller's post about Girardi's good deeds, I'm thinking it was pretty easy for Girardi to do it all those years ago. What a story! Click here to read it.

So, Jorge, you may not want to give up your catching job, but you should. Take a lesson from your manager and do it.