Derek Jeter went 0 for 4 in the Yankees rout last night. And, coming into that contest, since June 2nd, his BA/OBA/SLG line was: .244/.322/.342 (in 355 PA).
Yes, in his last 78 games, Derek Jeter is like a .240 hitter.
That’s a half-season worth’s of games.
Now, maybe Jeter is playing hurt. It’s very possible. But, that’s not a buddy pass on being accountable.
At this point, isn’t it time for Derek Jeter to be a team leader and go into Joe Girardi’s office and say “Skip, I’m not getting it done and I haven’t been getting it done for the last three months. You have to move me down in the line-up. I don’t deserve to bat first or second. I should be batting closer to seventh. I’m not helping the team where I’m batting now the way that I’m hitting”?