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Jeter Watch: Into single digits

Posted on: June 10, 2011 10:47 pm
Derek JeterBy C. Trent Rosecrans

Derek Jeter's chase for 3,000 was overshadowed at Yankee Stadium by a benches-clearing incident after Indians starter Fausto Carmona hit Mark Teixeira in the second inning of the Yankees' 11-7 victory over Cleveland. The Yankees scored three in the first inning with Jeter walking to lead off the game. New York kept pace with Boston in the American League East with the Red Sox topping the Blue Jays 5-1.

FRIDAY NIGHT: Jeter went 1 for 5 with double in the seventh inning, extending his hitting streak to six games. He scored twice, walking to lead off the game.


ALL-TIME LIST: Jeter will stand at 28th until he ties Roberto Clemente at 3,000.

NEXT UP: Jeter is 2 for 4 with a walk and was hit by a pitch in six plate appearances against Indians right-hander Mitch Talbot in his career.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 22, 2011 12:46 pm
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 8:36 pm

Jeter Watch: Into single digits

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Since: Jun 10, 2011
Posted on: June 11, 2011 10:54 am

Jeter Watch: Into single digits

You know, all these messageboards with posts that Jeter's not that good anymore - you're not some genious or something.  I don't think anyone who honestly understands the game is going to contest Jeter's bat is aging.  It's getting to be painfully redundant.  Perhaps you would like to try exherting your energy in other obvious endeavors, like persuading us to believe that gas prices are too high and the sky is blue.

The thing I love about Derek Jeter is that throughout his career, he never wanted to discuss his personal achievements or statistics.  And though he made it clear that his expectation was to win a championship every year, he never made guarantees or made himself a part of some ridiculous egotistical welcome party for the media when he got new teammates.  We'll never have to wonder if Derek Jeter was as good as Derek Jeter thought he was because everytime the focus shifted to him, he'd tell us he'd worry about that on the field and put it back on the team.  Yankee haters, hate all you want, but like any educated fan understood, Jeter too understood good teams on paper don't translate to championships, high payrolls don't translate to dynasties, and once you get to the playoffs, payroll is irrelevent - they are all good teams. 

Jeter's not as good as he was and they'll have to move on, yes.  Asdrubal Cabrera is the best shortstop in the AL at this point.  But Jeter's not overpaid, because regardless of statistics THIS year, people will pay ridiculous amounts of money to go to Yankee games to see him chase 3000 hits, and to say to their kids someday, "I saw him play."  As for his career, I think calling the 3000 hit club an overrated achievement would pretty much solidify you as a moron who knows nothing about baseball.  And if I had to choose between starting Jeter or Cabrera in a World Series game, I'd still choose Jeter, knowing Cabrera is the better player at this point.  In the end, I believe in the "Bad Teacher" philosophy - call me when Asdrubal Cabrera has 5 rings.  That's the only argument I need.

C'mon, you use that argument on LeBron when people compare him Jordan.  You're gonna tell me that it doesn't work on Jeter, though?

Since: Nov 23, 2010
Posted on: June 11, 2011 3:23 am

Jeter Watch: Into single digits just going to throw that video out there while we're on the subject of Derek Jeter

Since: Jun 15, 2010
Posted on: June 11, 2011 2:19 am

Jeter Watch: Into single digits

who cares, retire allreadyYell

Since: Feb 13, 2011
Posted on: June 10, 2011 11:02 pm

Jeter Watch: Into single digits

The amount of hype on this Jeter going for 300 hit has been so overblown is boggles the mind.  Jeter is well past his prime, is a proven winner, and will be a first year HOFer...these are the facts...the rest is just statistics.  Jeter will finish his career (probably) in the top 20 of lifetime hits...that's about it...not top 10...not top 5...maybe after he gets to 3000 we can focus on something more important in baseball like:
1) Where will Pujols and Fielder and Reyes play next year?
2) What big names will move at the trading deadline to put a team over the top?
3) What touted minor leaguers will come up and have a big impact in the 2nd half?
4)What is the future of the Mets and Dodgers with the financial clouds hanging over them?
5)How will the races shape up for the Cy and MVP and ROY in each league?

Just my two cents worth!Wink 

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