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Should Yankees drop Jeter?

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10:12 AM ET 09.04 | There are many ways to think about a lineup, but there is one inarguable concept when constructing a batting order: You want your best hitters to bat most frequently. So why does Derek Jeter continue to hit in one of the top two spots in the order? The short answer is because he is Derek Jeter. At this moment, Jeter is the weakest link in the everyday lineup, which means he should be batting eighth or ninth.

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September 4, 2010  10:15 AM ET

I hate the Yankees so.....yes.

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September 4, 2010  10:51 AM ET

No.

September 4, 2010  10:54 AM ET

Time to retire.

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September 4, 2010  10:59 AM ET

I think Jeter was clearly a Roider and that is why he is sucking so bad this years 'suddenly'. They should just kick him off the team.

September 4, 2010  11:11 AM ET
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I hate the Yankees so.....yes.

Agreed! I hate the Yankees too!

September 4, 2010  11:14 AM ET
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Hey! I'll poop on your shoes.

I knew Yankees fans are full of ****, or poop

September 4, 2010  11:27 AM ET

I do not root for the Yankees but why change a lineup that is successful and why embarrass your team leader that only hit 334 last year? I notice there's usually not a name attached to these assanine comments and posts!!

September 4, 2010  11:51 AM ET
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So basically, ven with a 'weak link' they've managed to have the best record in baseball.Not so sure why you make any changes until things start going south.....

You don't do it now in September while you're in a dogfight for the division and home field. But its something you definitely have to think about if June 1, 2011 arrives and he's hitting .268 again. Especially if you're 6 games out of first at the time.

Face it guys, the day's gonna come. He's a first ballot HOF'er, but the day's gonna come when he's not DEREK JETER anymore and he's just plain Derek Jeter. It's happened to everyone who ever played the game.

September 4, 2010  11:53 AM ET

You must be crazy! Jeter is the Yankees! One thing I am sure of, Jeter will hit anywhere in the line-up if asked. No player in MLB does more for his team than Jeter. What you don't know is off the field leadership i.e. clubhouse etc. It will be a sad day in baseball when he retires.

September 4, 2010  12:05 PM ET

Jeter is the most over rated baseball player ever

September 4, 2010  12:11 PM ET

OMG

September 4, 2010  12:14 PM ET

Jeter is the Yankees, you don't embarrass your franchise player. It's one thing to bat AROD eight in the playoffs (something that I didn't like either) but he was not a Yankee like Jeter is. I hate to make this comparison because it's not fair to Jeter but when he retires it's going to be like when Ewing left the Knicks. That's when those that don't appreciate him now will appreciate him.

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September 4, 2010  12:23 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

You must be crazy! Jeter is the Yankees! One thing I am sure of, Jeter will hit anywhere in the line-up if asked. No player in MLB does more for his team than Jeter. What you don't know is off the field leadership i.e. clubhouse etc. It will be a sad day in baseball when he retires.

Amen brother!

September 4, 2010  12:24 PM ET

The next subject should be why he's the starting shortstop. But, I guess we can wait for that topic next year after he's signed some ridiculous contract that the Yankees will live to regret.

September 4, 2010  12:26 PM ET
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I think Jeter was clearly a Roider and that is why he is sucking so bad this years 'suddenly'. They should just kick him off the team.

lmao... wait you're serious?

September 4, 2010  12:27 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

You must be crazy! Jeter is the Yankees! One thing I am sure of, Jeter will hit anywhere in the line-up if asked. No player in MLB does more for his team than Jeter. What you don't know is off the field leadership i.e. clubhouse etc. It will be a sad day in baseball when he retires.

A great leader with a sinking average and sinking fielding range is called a bench coach.

 
September 4, 2010  12:27 PM ET
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The next subject should be why he's the starting shortstop. But, I guess we can wait for that topic next year after he's signed some ridiculous contract that the Yankees will live to regret.

I agree, but where do they put him? Move him to the outfield?

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