Derek Jeter is a household name.
In case you didn’t know, Jeter is the starting shortstop and Captain of the New York Yankees.
Jeter is the ultimate Captain. Find me a professional athlete, fan, manager or coach that would disagree.
Going on about Jeter’s accomplishments is easy, but baseball is more than a sport. It is a job.
Like any employee, Jeter is judged on his performance and whether or not he is fulfilling expectations. Something Yankee fans refer to as ‘The Jeter Meter’.
In Jeter’s case, there is no doubt he has exceeded all expectations. He has above and beyond done his job over the last decade.
Now the Yankees and their Captain have reached the end of his current job contract. Without a doubt, both sides plan on signing another agreement at the end of 2010.
Still there is an obvious predicament. Jeter has struggled on the field this season and he’ll be the first to admit it. Reality bites, but as of now it stands that Jeter might be better off not at shortstop in 2011.
It is his position to lose, because the Yankees would keep him till the end of time. Continue reading ‘New York Yankees Vs. The Jeter Meter’ »