Newsday's new all-encompassing baseball blog on the Yankees, Mets, MLB and more from around the sport.
BloggersErik Boland Marc Carig Cody Derespina Nick Klopsis Mark La Monica David Lennon Casey Musarra Anthony Rieber
Derek Jeter’s contributions to the Yankees are often talked about in terms of what he brings with his "intangibles." But what the Yankees are missing right now from the shortstop position is very tangible.
Jeter's replacements have combined to hit .220 with one home run and a .606 OPS (on-base plus slugging percentage) through the first 40 games of the season while the Yankees captain...Read more »
- Derek Jeter visited Dr. Robert Anderson, who performed surgery on his left ankle in October, for a scheduled checkup in Charlotte, N.C. Manager Joe Girardi said it went "great" but did not have a date for when Jeter will run full speed on the bases, thought to be the final obstacle before he appears in a game.
- Add lefty reliever Clay Rapada to the list of the injured. Girardi...Read more »
Derek Jeter led the majors last season in plate appearances, at-bats and hits en route to a .316 batting average.
Of his 649 at-bats, only 34 weren't from the leadoff position in the lineup. Of his 216 hits, just 10 came when he hit second. (That's a .303 average hitting second, and .317 hitting first.)
Yet, in our latest reader poll -- the science of which rivals nothing -- Jeter was...Read more »