ESPN - If 36-year-old Derek Jeter doesn’t last at shortstop for the length of his new four-year contract, New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman thinks Jeter is best suited for a switch to center field. “I like corner outfielders and corner infielders who have power, so for me, if he’s ever gonna move, it’s probably gonna be a Robin Yount situation. But we don’t have to deal with it at this point,” Cashman said Tuesday. “We’ll deal with it when we have to.” This offseason, almost immediately after Jeter signed a three-year, $51 million deal with an option for a fourth year, speculation centered on whether the longtime Yankee could play shortstop for the life of the contract. Cashman said that he would “be surprised” if Jeter stays there for the duration, “but that doesn’t mean it’s not possible. I know he’s working hard to put himself in that position,” Cashman told WFAN’s Mike Francesa at a breakfast appearance at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York. “Jeter’s our shortstop, period,” Cashman added.
Gotta love the sports news cycle in late January huh? Jeter’s the shortstop for now? You don’t say! What are you gonna tell me next, that beef from Taco Bell isn’t really beef? Look there’s been talk about moving Jeter to the outfield for years now. Yeah it will happen eventually. Maybe not this year. Maybe not the next year. But by the time this new contract is up, you have a better chance of seeing Jim Abbott at short than you do of Derek Jeter. Because I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, but at this point in his career Derek Jeter has about as much range as a baby fart. But as long as Eduardo Nunez is the next best SS option and until A-Rod Tanya-Hardings Jeter, you know where El Capitan is moving to? Fucking nowhere.
P.S. This comment nailed the Bartolo Colon signing. I knew the infidels down there would be good for something one of these days. Mazel Tov Gas Man. And waddup BlackDude.
January 26, 2011 at 1:56 pm
fucking guy has more chins than pitch choices….awesome move.