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.