• Jeter Presser Today In Tampa @ 2:30 PM ET

    Posted by on December 7th, 2010 · Comments (7)

    I wonder if anyone will ask him about moving off shortstop before the end of this new contract?

    Comments on Jeter Presser Today In Tampa @ 2:30 PM ET

    1. MJ Recanati
      December 7th, 2010 | 12:57 pm

      I wonder if anyone will ask him about moving off shortstop before the end of this new contract?
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      Very good question, actually. On the one hand, it’s a valid question. On the other, I don’t remember too many other times when the media has asked Jeter any difficult questions like that so they may be disinclined to offend or otherwise alienate a guy they generally like.

      I have to assume the question came up in contract negotiations, however.

    2. Jim TreshFan
      December 7th, 2010 | 2:05 pm

      “3B or not 3B? That is the question.”
      —Wild Bill Shakespeare

      Now that “The Contract” is done “The Move” is the elephant in the room.

    3. MJ Recanati
      December 7th, 2010 | 2:08 pm

      @ Jim TreshFan:
      You can’t move Jeter to 3B because the team already has a 3B, doesn’t have an opening at 1B and the DH spot is now going to be occupied by the team’s former starting catcher.

      Jeter can’t move to 3B. Not until Posada is off the team and the full-time DH spot is potentially vacated (unless Montero absolutely has to play there in 2012 because his catching is unbearable).

    4. Raf
      December 7th, 2010 | 3:13 pm

      Wherever Jeter moves, it’s going to require a bit of creativity, whether it’s 3b, 2b, 1b, DH or LF.

    5. Jim TreshFan
      December 7th, 2010 | 4:10 pm

      @ MJ Recanati:
      You can’t move Jeter to 3B because the team already has a 3B…
      ____________

      Ah yes, Spring 1967! Joe Pepitone, 26 years old, coming off his second straight Gold Glove performance at 1B, and there he was Opening Day batting clean-up and playing…centerfield!?

      Yup. Mantle needed to be moved. Sorry, Joe.

      Btw. Did you catch Cashman’s response to Levy’s question if there ever was a “Plan B” with regards to Jeter NOT signing? Cashman of course replied there wasn’t because the Yankees were going to sign Jeter in any case, but he did drop a hint by mentioning that he believed Eduardo Nunez would be an everyday MLB shortstop. And that’s not the first time I’ve heard a hint along those lines. The intersting thing is I’ve yet to hear anything along the lines of who’s going to replace A-Rod at 3B in a few years.
      hmmmmm…..

    6. December 7th, 2010 | 4:29 pm

      Via Pete Caldera: Jeter negotiations didn’t touch on future at SS. ‘I don’t need to talk to him about that now because it’s not an issue now,’ Cashman said.

    7. MJ Recanati
      December 7th, 2010 | 5:28 pm

      Steve Lombardi wrote:

      Via Pete Caldera: Jeter negotiations didn’t touch on future at SS. ‘I don’t need to talk to him about that now because it’s not an issue now,’ Cashman said.

      He’s right, it’s not an issue now. The Yanks don’t have a truly viable in-house candidate to push Jeter off SS and the Yanks are better off with Jeter at SS than at 1B, 3B, OF or DH because, frankly, Jeter just doesn’t hit enough to justify his existence at those positions.

      For at least the 2011 season, Jeter is the everyday SS. Once Posada is gone, perhaps the Yankees can move Jeter to 3B, A-Rod to DH and find a good enough hitter to suck up the void of having a .700 OPS third baseman in 2012.

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