Comments on: Yankees: Do you think Derek Jeter needs to move himself? http://ladylovespinstripes.com/yankees-derek-jeter-move/ Baseball from a lady's perspective. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 01:49:26 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 By: Derek Smith http://ladylovespinstripes.com/yankees-derek-jeter-move/#comment-102002 Thu, 26 Jun 2014 15:01:02 +0000 http://ladylovespinstripes.com/?p=41723#comment-102002 As a Jeter fan since the mid 1990s, it is almost inevitable that he will have a dropoff as he is now 40. I think moving him around in the lineup would be a mistake now, as Jeter still has the clutch ability that the other guys in the current Yankees lineup have never proved. When the game is on the line, I still want Jeter up taking his swings.

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By: Ed Miller http://ladylovespinstripes.com/yankees-derek-jeter-move/#comment-102000 Thu, 26 Jun 2014 13:08:18 +0000 http://ladylovespinstripes.com/?p=41723#comment-102000 Love seeing the Yanks struggle…………………. O's fan, Fast Eddie

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By: GameScribe http://ladylovespinstripes.com/yankees-derek-jeter-move/#comment-101995 Thu, 26 Jun 2014 06:10:50 +0000 http://ladylovespinstripes.com/?p=41723#comment-101995 Historically, you are correct – the best spot in the lineup was the #2 hole where his ability to bunt, hit behind the runner, and shoot the ball thru the right side on hit and runs with his inside out swing was classic. But the operative word here is "was." To date, Jeets is batting .267 with most likely the lowest OBP of his career. Before the season began, I predicted he would finish the year batting .267. We shall see… And you are also correct that Jeter's ego is in play here. In the back of every athlete's mind is the notion that he will suddenly (and magically) regain his performance level of the past. Without PED's, it's virtually impossible except for a flash of greatness here and there, unfortunate anomalies which only serve to perpetuate the prideful self-lie. Jeter is only human although so many of the current crop of Yankee cool aid drinking fans long ago anointed him into Pinstripe Sainthood. I'll take your suggestion for Derek to ask to be moved to the 7th, 8th, or 9th slot one step further than loving him for his humility. Given his almost guaranteed sub-Jeter-like offensive season, not to do so may very well leave the Yankee faithful with a bad A-Rod type feeling, certainly not the way a class act like Jeter should be remembered. To drop himself in the order would be doing both himself and his legacy a favor. But who knows, maybe when the chips are down and the Yanks need someone to come thru in the clutch, Derek Jeter will be the man once again. However, Father Time is neither a charity worker or Santa Claus.

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