Saturday, April 4, 2009

We've Got a Winner, Folks!

The Daily News has a feature on Derek Jeter, discussing his importance to the team, and the issues surrounding his 2010 contract expiration. The basic argument is as follows: Jeter is 35. I wish I could say there was more to it, but there isn't. They discuss the fact that according to one analyst, Jeter cost the team 9 runs (it takes 10 to cost the team a game). Other, younger shortstops, like Jimmy Rollins, save their teams runs. I don't know about you, but I certainly needed a five page article to explain to me that a much younger Rollins' defense is superior to Jeter's. The best point in the article was made by a scout who pointed out that there aren't many clubs who would pass up on Mr. Jeter. It's true. Regardless, I suspect we can expect many of these articles this season, and next for that matter. Any time there's a lack of news to report, expect more Jeter's getting old related articles. It is what it is.

5 comments:

Schruender said...

Yeah it's definitely just the beginning of the Jeter discussion. Kind of similar to the Varitek situation with the Red Sox, I think Jeter is more valuable to the Yankees than he would be to any other team at this point.

Roberto Alejandro said...

I'd have to agree. He's the face of the franchise and that's just what it comes down to.

Jon Roberts said...

I wasn't aware that Jeter aged like the rest of us. The Yankees really should have considered that when they signed his last contract. It won't be long until Jetsr is playing short in a wheel chair. Can you collect social security while signed to an ML contract?

Roberto Alejandro said...

You can, but only if you're still worse than Jimmy Rollins.

Raven King said...

Come on people, you need to have faith in our dearest Captain Tightpants.
If Omar Vizquel can still play shortstop at the age of 42, so can Derek Jeter. They didn't invent
Turbo Wheelchair for no reason.