Via Ed Price today -
Derek Jeter — as always — said all the right things Wednesday in his first press conference of the year. The overriding topic was his contractual status, since he is unsigned past this season, and the Yankees have no intention of working on an extension until after the season.
“I’ve never gone into a season focused on the next season. … I’ve said that from day one, this is the only organization I ever wanted to play for, and that’s still true today. … This is where I want to be, and I never envisioned myself playing anywhere else, and hopefully I don’t have to. … I’ve never been a free agent. I’ve never wanted to be a free agent. … I won’t address it again until the end of the season. … I want to play as long as I can. … That’s their stance, and I’m fine with it. … I’m going to play shortstop as long as I can. … I’m going to play as long as I’m having fun. My desire is to stay here. … [Money] is not what I play for.”
…This is where I want to be, and I never envisioned myself playing anywhere else, and hopefully I don’t have to…
Geez, that last part scares me a little. How about you?