Back on November 9th, speaking at Joe Torre’s annual Safe At Home Foundation gala, Derek Jeter said, about Alex Rodriguez:
“There’s not many people in the game that do the things that he does. We’re trying to win, but it takes more than one person. We’ve had teams that have won and we haven’t had numbers like that put up, so you don’t necessarily have to have those type of numbers in order to win.”
After that, I heard Jeter on WFAN – as he was named WFAN’s Top New York Sports Celebrity. And, then, Derek said he was going to leave the country for a bit. But, he’s back now, and, to date, I don’t think Jeter has said a word about Alex Rodriguez’ return to the Yankees and A-Rod’s new contract.
It’s been a month since A-Rod’s return went down. Doesn’t it seem odd – even with him being out of the country – that Jeter’s had no comment on this? Or, has he said something and I missed it? Maybe it’s just Jeter boycotting the media since they showed up at his mother’s house? That was about the same time as when Alex’s news broke. Or, could it be that Derek is being quiet because he has some issue with the money being given Alex and the potential of Rodriguez becoming the new face of the franchise?