The above headline is only a rhetorical question — after all, Brian Cashman and Joe Girardi have already demonstrated they are far beyond worrying about the feelings of former key contributor — but prior to Sunday’s Yankees/Red Sox tilt in Kenmore Square, the few remaining shreds of Jorge Posada’s dignity were devoured by a hungry press corps, as the New York York Daily News’ Mark Feinsand explains.

Girardi spoke with Posada Sunday, informing him that he was not going to be the designated hitter against Josh Beckett Sunday night, or against any righthanders for that matter – the one role that had belonged to the Core Four member throughout this roller-coaster season.

“He said he was going to put the best lineup on the field, and he doesn’t know when I’m going to DH again,” Posada said. “So right now I’m sitting on the bench.”

“I’m not happy about it, but right now I can’t do nothing about it. I put myself in this situation. I’ve just got to keep on working.”

“We’re going to see how this works,” Girardi said. “We’re going to try some different things. We’ll see how this works, and I told Jorge, ‘You’re still going to be a big part of this, and we’re going to need you. We’re just going to do some different things.’ “