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New York Yankees: Catching Decisions Based on Trade Value, Not Performance

as soon as the season ended, the Yankees made the decision on Jorge Posada: He would not catch in 2011.

I don't even think he was allowed to bring a glove to spring training.

It was assumed that this would open the door for top catching prospect, Jesus Montero, to become the Yankees every day catcher.

Replacing Posada wouldn't be easy, but for a team labeled as "old," a youth movement would be a good thing.

Then the Yankees signed free agent catcher Russell Martin and immediately anointed him the starter.

This left Montero to compete with Francisco Cervelli for the back up role.

Cervelli was on a tear in spring training when he fouled a ball off his foot, breaking it, and destroying his Opening ...

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