Chalk this rumor down under the "Random Speculative Junk That Makes Me Wish It Was Spring" category:â†µ
Posada still would like to play if he can find right job. He lives in Miami and would be like Marlins if they'd consider (Jon Heyman, ESPN)â†µ
There are good rumors and then there are bad rumors. There are serious, legit rumors that keep my interest in baseball going throughout the winter, and then there are rumors that seem so removed from reality that it's hard to take the entire hot stove seriously. This is one of the later.â†µ
Maybe Jorge Posada really would like to play in Miami. It's entirely possible. But why would the Marlins possibly want him? He's 40 years old, can barely catch anymore, and his bat took a slide last season. Meanwhile, the Marlins have the perfectly competent John Buck under contract for two more seasons at $6 million per year. What incentive could they possibly have to sign Posada?â†µ
Oh, that's right: Posada is famous. If the Marlins sign him and pay him anymore more than $1 million, then they have officially left their baseball sense behind and are out solely for publicity. And goodness me, I hope that's not the case.