I’m amazed at how many Red Sox fans on the Internet are saying (along the lines of) “Good, now that Damon will be batting in front of Jeter, we don’t have to worry about Derek – he’ll be laying down sac-bunts all the time.”
Hey, the last time that Jeter had a lead-off batter of quality in front of him was Knoblauch, circa 1998-2001.
And, in 1998 Jeter had three sac-hits. And, he had the same number (3) in 1999 and 2000. Lastly, in 2001, Jeter laid down a whopping five sac-bunts.
I have to laugh at anyone who believes that Jeter will be bunting all the time now.