Posada was in the lineup as the Bombers' first baseman, but when asked about his lack of time behind the plate, Posada got testy and made it clear that he still considers himself a full-time backstop.
"I like to catch. Okay?" Posada said. "I'm in the lineup and I'm happy that I'm in the lineup, but I like to catch. I'm a catcher. I'm not a first baseman and I'm not a DH. I like to catch, so I'm looking forward to catching (today)."
I feel for Jorge. Unfortunately, he is an unwitting victim of baseball's recent decision to outsource all Major League catching jobs to Molinas.
On a more serious note, I don't envy Joe Girardi right now. Messing with Posada -- an original new-Dynasty Yankee -- isn't going to make him popular with the fans or the press. The fact is, however, that Posada hasn't been able to throw anyone out since he hurt his shoulder, and Molina is a damn fine defensive catcher. No, the running game isn't everything, but the longer Posada struggles and the more comfortable opponents feel running on him, the more significant his affliction becomes.
The Yankees are 6.5 games out right now, and they simply can't afford to throw games away. Literally or otherwise.
UPDATE: Jason at IIATMS makes a much broader, and much more important point about this: that one day the Yankees are going to go through this song and dance with Jeter, and Katie bar the door when that happens.