Report: Mets tell Posada no; agent disputes
December, 1, 2011
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com
It's certainly possible Mike Nickeas, already in-house, gets the shot. But it will not be Jorge Posada.
SI.com reports Posada inquired with the Mets about any possible interest and was told the Amazin's were looking for a defensive-oriented catcher to pair with Thole.
Omar Minaya once tried to lure Posada to the Mets, but his skills have greatly diminished even since that point.
The Mets reportedly have expressed interest, however, in Jason Varitek.
UPDATE: Agent Seth Levinson vehemently refuted the report. “It’s just not right. It’s not fair. He deserves better from the New York media,” Levinson said. “He deserves better from the media. I don’t understand where this comes from. There isn’t a scintilla, a shred of truth to any of it. It is completely erroneous. It is completely fabricated. Somebody came up with it for some unknown reason.”