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The Captain is on board!
Derek Jeter picked up his first hit of spring training on Thursday against the Philadelphia Phillies. And it was in typical Jeter fashion. Facing Phillies righthander Kyle Kendrick with a full count and one out in the top of the third, Jeter hit a ground ball through the 5-6 hole into leftfield.
Jeter was 0-for-10 before that at-bat and added a double in the...Read more »
When the Yankees have a lead in the ninth inning this season, David Robertson probably will be the one trotting in from the bullpen for the save.
But before that, Brendan Ryan might be jogging out from the dugout in the eighth inning -- to replace Derek Jeter at shortstop for defense in the captain’s final season.
Ryan said as much at a recent public appearance in Connecticut when he...Read more »
What's next for Derek Jeter? Here's a look at some possibilities in decreasing order of likelihood:
Businessman: Jeter announced in November that he is starting a book publishing house, Jeter Publishing, in partnership with Simon & Schuster. The first titles are expected to be released this year. Jeter also owns three Derek Jeter Signature 24 Hour Fitness gyms in Manhattan.
Philanthropist:...Read more »
In his 20 seasons in Major League Baseball, Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter has averaged 206 hits per year.
If he approaches that average in 2014 -- his final year -- he will move from ninth to fifth place on MLB's all-time hit list.
Here are the top 10 hits leaders in MLB history:
1. Pete Rose: 4,256
2. Ty Cobb: 4,191
3. Hank Aaron: 3,771
4. Stan Musial: 3,630
5....Read more »
Yankees superstar Derek Jeter will provide less value to the team than perennial underachiever Eduardo Nunez -- according to the latest computer projections.
The ZiPS projections for the Yankees (and several other teams) were unveiled on Fangraphs.com today and the forecasts for Jeter and Nunez aren't pretty: Jeter Nunez Zips Wins Above Replacement 0.4 0.5 Average .259 .260 On-base...Read more »
If Derek Jeter approaches 200 hits next season, CC Sabathia believes the Yankees will have a pretty good shot at winning the AL East. “That’s huge. That puts us right at the top of the division,” Sabathia said Tuesday afternoon before he hosted a holiday party for 52 youngsters from the Madison Square Boys and Girls Columbus Clubhouse at the MLB Fan Cave in Manhattan. Sabathia added that he recently...Read more »
For the first time in nearly two decades the Yankees have a serious shortstop problem.
Franchise icon Derek Jeter was re-signed to a one-year, $12 million deal Friday afternoon. Even without that move (more a superficial tactic made for luxury tax purposes) Jeter would have likely remained a Yankee in 2014 since he possessed a $9.5 million player option.
But Jeter appeared in just 17...Read more »
Derek Jeter spoke for 13 minutes Wednesday about the Yankees’ decision to shut him down due to his ankle issues, but also talked about his future and shushed any talk about retirement. Here’s the full transcript from his news conference at Camden Yards.
Q: How disappointed are you having to sit out the remainder of the season?
DJ: “Yeah, it’s very disappointing. I mean, to not to be...Read more »
Derek Jeter has joined plenty of elite clubs already during his career.
He has 3,000 hits, five World Series rings, an All-Star Game MVP and World Series MVP during the same season. We know the numbers and accolades almost as well as the Pledge of Allegiance.
But if he wants to legitimately come back from a series of nagging injuries (not the least of which involves his ankle) that have...Read more »
Brendan Ryan was batting .192 for the Mariners prior to the Yankees acquisition of the shortstop on Tuesday night.
That number is no aberration.
Ryan hit .194 in 2012 for Seattle. OPS+ is a stat measuring a hitter’s on-base plus slugging percentage in a more normalized fashion than OPS (for example – park effects are taken into account). An average hitter posts a number around 100. Ryan...Read more »