What Do The Yankees Do With Jeter?

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Manager Joe Girardi #28 and Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees talk during warm-ups prior to their game against the Boston Red Sox on September 26, 2010 at Yankee Stadium. (Mike Stobe/Getty)

Tonight Derek Jeter will lead the New York Yankees into the battle for the World Series as they vie against the Minnesota Twins in the first game of the ALDS. While Jeter may be team captain, he's had one of his worst seasons in pinstripes. He's as much a staple in Yankees lore as Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, and Mickey Mantle. But with his contract up, and his numbers in decline, what do the Yankees do with the 36-year-old?

We discuss Jeter's future with The Takeaway's sports contributor, Ibrahim Abdul-Matin.

Comments [3]

Ted

Rumor has it that Jeter is thinking about
finishing his career at Boston. Reserve
2nd base. Red Sox Nation approves.

Oct. 07 2010 11:58 AM
Ed from Larchmont

His season wasn't that bad. And he's done well in the last month.

Oct. 06 2010 08:12 AM
Barry

There is no question the Yankees will sign Jeter. 1) there aren't any good free agent shortstops available: Maybe The Mets' Jose Reyes but he isn't going anywhere. Below are some of the Free Agents available;
Geoff Blum (38)
Orlando Cabrera (36) - $4MM mutual option with a $500K-$1MM buyout - Type B
Juan Castro
Craig Counsell
Bobby Crosby

2) Jeter's potential replacement, Ramiro Pena only batted .227. Jeter is 36 years old. Played 157 games. Ended up batting .270

Oct. 06 2010 07:19 AM

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