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The great Posada debate

For those of you sitting on your couch wondering, "Why in the world is Jorge Posada so horrible?" or "Why is Joe Girardi allowing him to start?"...consider this: 

Posada's still better than Francisco Cervelli -- defensively and offensively.

Granted, Posada did lead the American League with 18 passed balls in 131 games (at catcher) in 2001. And he led the AL in passed balls with 13 in 134 games during 2006. And he had eight PBs in 83 games this season.

But, to be fair, he’s in the lineup for his bat.

The veteran catcher, who batted .248, hit 18 home runs, 57 RBIs and had a .357 on-base percentage during 120 regular season games.

Cervelli batted .271 with no home runs and 38 RBIs in 93 games. He finished the season with a .359 on-base percentage.


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