• Jeter The Grrreat!

    Posted by on April 20th, 2011 · Comments (18)

    Who’s the cat that won’t cop out
    When there’s danger all about?
    JETE!
    Right On!

    They say this cat Jete is a bad mother…
    SHUT YOUR MOUTH!
    I’m talkin’ ’bout Jete.
    THEN WE CAN DIG IT!

    He’s a complicated man
    But no one understands him but his woman
    DEE JEET!

    Luminaries deliver their Derek Jeter testimonials: What makes Derek Jeter great?

    Comments on Jeter The Grrreat!

    1. redbug
      April 20th, 2011 | 5:43 pm

      Jeter really has been great. I’ve watched the Yankees since the end of Mickey’s career and have enjoyed and respected no Yankee more than Derek Jeter.

      I tell anyone who will listen that one of the biggest reasons I respect Jeter is because he established Turn 2, his foundation, in 1996 – his 1st full year in MLB. The Turn 2 Foundation has awarded more than $11 million in grants to promote healthy lifestyles for thousands of youths. The Turn 2 Foundation has awarded more than $11 million in grants to promote healthy lifestyles for thousands of youths. The Turn 2 Foundation has awarded more than $11 million in grants to promote healthy lifestyles for thousands of youths.

      http://derekjeter.mlb.com/players/jeter_derek/turn2/index.jsp

      His head is screwed on tight. His parents sure did a great job w/ him.

    2. Raf
      April 20th, 2011 | 7:41 pm

      redbug wrote:

      His head is screwed on tight. His parents sure did a great job w/ him.

      That’s one thing I can appreciate about him.

    3. Evan3457
      April 20th, 2011 | 9:15 pm

      Well, we know what is isn’t…the current BAVG: .219.

    4. MJ Recanati
      April 21st, 2011 | 8:53 am

      Evan3457 wrote:

      Well, we know what is isn’t…the current BAVG: .219.

      It’s still early in the season but, so far, Jeter’s line drive rate is down to 13.6% of all batted balls (down from career-low 16.1% last year and 20.1% for his career). The ground ball rate is up to 72.9% this year, up from previous career high 65.7% (57.2% career mark).

      Derek Jeter is doing nothing to dispel the notion that he is completely washed up and that he can no longer hit a ball anywhere but on the ground.

    5. G.I. Joey
      April 21st, 2011 | 9:08 am

      MJ Recanati wrote:

      Derek Jeter is doing nothing to dispel the notion that he is completely washed up and that he can no longer hit a ball anywhere but on the ground.

      Hence the new nickname Derek 4-3ter.

    6. MJ Recanati
      April 21st, 2011 | 9:12 am

      G.I. Joey wrote:

      Derek 4-3ter

      I hadn’t heard that before. Funny…and sad at the same time.

      I honestly hope that Jeter has the dignity to retire at the end of the year if it’s going to be like this for the whole season.

    7. Raf
      April 21st, 2011 | 9:29 am

      What works in Jeter’s favor is that offensively the bar is set so low at the SS position. He can still be a productive player, just not at the top of the order.

    8. Raf
      April 21st, 2011 | 9:30 am

      Hopefully, he’ll be able to turn it around, it’s no fun watching him struggle.

    9. MJ Recanati
      April 21st, 2011 | 9:39 am

      Raf wrote:

      What works in Jeter’s favor is that offensively the bar is set so low at the SS position. He can still be a productive player, just not at the top of the order.

      His OPS is in the .500′s. Even dumpy-hitting shortstops can do better than that.

      I’m not saying he’ll be this bad all year — I truly have no idea — but right now he’s one of the worst hitters in all of baseball. A GB% that high and a LD% that low isn’t very encouraging. What’s worse is that his BB% was a career low last year (8.5%) and it’s the same this year. So he’s not only not hitting but not walking either.

    10. MJ Recanati
      April 21st, 2011 | 9:57 am

      Raf wrote:

      Hopefully, he’ll be able to turn it around, it’s no fun watching him struggle.

      Agreed.

    11. LMJ229
      April 21st, 2011 | 3:06 pm

      Raf wrote:

      What works in Jeter’s favor is that offensively the bar is set so low at the SS position. He can still be a productive player, just not at the top of the order.

      Agreed, with the way Jeter is going right now, he really should be dropped down in the order. But what are the chances of the Yankees actually doing that? Problem is, the longer the Yankees refuse to drop Jeter in the line-up, the more the fans will abandon him. The fans will see it as a selfish stubborness on Jeter’s part. On the other hand, the Yanks could make him look like the ultimate team player by dropping him in the line-up. So the Yanks aren’t doing him any favors by keeping him where he is.

      Just curious … remember when Torre dropped A-Rod down in the order? Wonder what he would do with his beloved Jeter.

    12. Evan3457
      April 21st, 2011 | 4:34 pm

      Raf wrote:

      Hopefully, he’ll be able to turn it around, it’s no fun watching him struggle.

      Agreed. It’s sad to see him like this.

      Sad, but not tragic. He’s been paid $17 million, so tragedy is out.

    13. redbug
      April 21st, 2011 | 5:24 pm

      @ LMJ229:

      I think it’s too early too give up on Jeter. Jorge’s batting under .200 yet 5 of his 8 hits are HR’s. Should Burnett have 3 wins and CC none?

      If Jeter’s still doing poorly at the end of May, I think he’ll tell Girardi he needs to be moved down.

    14. 77yankees
      April 21st, 2011 | 6:42 pm

      On the subject of captains, did anyone notice yesterday was Donnie Baseball’s 50th birthday?

      Now we all feel old.

    15. April 21st, 2011 | 9:30 pm

      77yankees wrote:

      On the subject of captains, did anyone notice yesterday was Donnie Baseball’s 50th birthday?Now we all feel old.

      I had no idea. Funny, one of my oldest friends just sent me a Don Mattingly autographed baseball in the mail today, for no reason. Talk about timing!

    16. MJ Recanati
      April 22nd, 2011 | 8:19 am

      redbug wrote:

      If Jeter’s still doing poorly at the end of May, I think he’ll tell Girardi he needs to be moved down

      Why would you think that? He was doing poorly last season and never told Girardi he should be dropped in the order. Jeter’s got a lot of pride; I don’t see why he’d bow out gracefully if he still truly believes that he can perform (results and evidence to the contrary notwithstanding).

    17. Raf
      April 22nd, 2011 | 1:16 pm

      77yankees wrote:

      On the subject of captains, did anyone notice yesterday was Donnie Baseball’s 50th birthday?
      Now we all feel old.

      It was buried in the mess that is the Dodgers… Seems MLB goes through this once a year; last year it was the Rangers, now it’s the Dodgers, who’s next to have problems with their finances?

    18. Raf
      April 22nd, 2011 | 1:17 pm

      Not to forget about the dance MLB orchestrated between the Expos, Marlins and Red Sox…

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