• Michael Jordan Was A Wizard, Joe Montana Was A Chief, And, Now, Derek Jeter May Be A…

    Posted by on September 21st, 2012 · Comments (7)

    Via the Daily News -

    In the glow of Derek Jeter’s resurgence over the last season-and-a-half and the frenetic rush of a surprise pennant race between the Yankees and Orioles, it’s easy to forget the cold free agent winter of 2010-11.

    That’s when the baseball business was laid bare in a staredown between the team’s brass and one of its Mount Rushmore-esque legends, Jeter. He was always destined to be a Yankee-for-life, wasn’t he?

    Only when Jeter was a free agent, it turned out it wasn’t so easy. It’s a business, the Yankees reminded him, multiple times. You haven’t played great lately, either.

    So who is surprised now when Jeter sits in the dugout at Yankee Stadium, as he authors another superstar season, with ESPN’s Rick Reilly and serves the Yanks a taste of their own business theory.

    As part of a 15-minute powwow last Friday before the Rays series, Reilly asked: “Peyton Manning changed teams this season after 14 seasons with one team. Could you see yourself doing that?”

    “Well, if I wanted to keep playing, yes,” Jeter replied. “It’s a business. People forget that.”

    If it happens, man, will that be a strange sight…

    Comments on Michael Jordan Was A Wizard, Joe Montana Was A Chief, And, Now, Derek Jeter May Be A…

    1. 77yankees
      September 21st, 2012 | 12:00 pm

      Ok, the Yankees are fighting for a division title and postseason birth, and Rick Really wants to discuss something at least 13 months away.

      Then again Rick Really is the same inflammatory boob who tried to stir up a racial controversy during Home Run Derby at the All Star Game years ago.

    2. The Sandman
      September 21st, 2012 | 2:00 pm

      And Steve decided it should be reposted here. Interesting.
      77yankees wrote:

      Ok, the Yankees are fighting for a division title and postseason birth, and Rick Really wants to discuss something at least 13 months away.Then again Rick Really is the same inflammatory boob who tried to stir up a racial controversy during Home Run Derby at the All Star Game years ago.

    3. September 21st, 2012 | 2:12 pm

      @ The Sandman:
      IIRC, it was on the front page of the New York papers today.

    4. 77yankees
      September 21st, 2012 | 2:58 pm

      And BTW, Jeter deserves criticism as well for not giving Rick Really his stock answer like he does for everything else, but this was clearly a payback to the Yankee famiglia for the winter of 2010.

    5. The Sandman
      September 21st, 2012 | 3:11 pm

      @ Steve L.:
      Perhaps, and I guess I am not surprised that even though the Yankees won 5 in a row and 8-2 in their last 10 during a super close pennant race the stories on your site are rumors about Cano on steroids and Jeter leaving after next year. Just seems like a bunch of stories (or rumors) about why we should be disgusted with the Yankees instead of rooting for them.

    6. September 21st, 2012 | 3:38 pm

      @ The Sandman:
      I have already made sundry posts and comments on the Yankees recently. I am not impressed. They’re beating up teams who have already packed their bags.

      The next three games, however, is a different story. Let’s see how they do against the A’s.

    7. September 21st, 2012 | 11:47 pm

      If Jeter intends on chasing the hit record his leaving seems inevitable. Those records are a mixed blessing. Ripkin needed time off, Pete Rose was shot long before he caught Cobb. I hope he goes after it but it may benefit all concerned for him to go after it with a different team.

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