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08:03 AM ET 12.11 | The Yankees' successful bid to get signing rights for Japanese shortstop Hiroyuki Nakajima is a sign manager Joe Girardi will rest Derek Jeter more in 2012, possibly using him once or twice a week as the designated hitter. Defensive metrics once again ranked Jeter as the weakest fielder among big league regulars, just ahead of error-prone Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro.

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December 11, 2011  08:25 AM ET
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Jeter is ahead of Fidel Castro in ranking of shortstops? I thought Fidel was a pitcher.

Not Fidel, Mick... Starlin. He plays for the birds.

Oh wait...

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December 11, 2011  10:06 AM ET

That is nothing, the Brewers look like they may be resting Braun for 50 games.

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December 11, 2011  10:40 AM ET
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The Yankees may say signing the Japanese SS is a move to rest Jeter more, but it is also a subtle way to begin the process of finding a replacement and moving Jeter out.The left side of the Yankees infield looks awfully old and slow these days.

The Japanese kid is not seen as a ss I do not think. A very low level deal, it cost about $1 million to to get him. Depth , maybe in an emergency, that is all.
The kid on the Staten Island team is well thought of. who knows, but that Japanese deal is hardly worth noting.

December 11, 2011  10:42 AM ET
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Jeter having to rest!!! hahahahahahahahahahahaha!

It is totally unfair really. The Red Sox get to start resting their players as soon as the regular season is over.
You would think it gives them an advantage for the next year, but apparently not. they wear down in September anyways.
Weird.

December 11, 2011  10:43 AM ET
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That is nothing, the Brewers look like they may be resting Braun for 50 games.

Should Braun keep his MVP or should it go to Kemp?

December 11, 2011  10:45 AM ET

I vote that Braun be disqualified and the award go to Kemp. This is sad because Braun was one of the few Brewers that I liked and respected.

December 11, 2011  10:48 AM ET

Because Braun actually tested positive during the post-season, it should go to Kemp. MLB needs to take a closer look at their policy if guys are testing positive during the season and the results are being released in the off season after awards are given out. It shouldn't take months to deal with these issues, or at least not months until they start dealing with them.

December 11, 2011  10:49 AM ET

You are assuming Kemp is clean. Why? At least we can say Jeter never, uh, nevermind.

December 11, 2011  11:05 AM ET
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Should Braun keep his MVP or should it go to Kemp?

The real travesty is that he'll get to keep his $150M. Even though now that he can't roid up any more his numbers will probably look more like Brett Gardner.

Makes you have to think twice about signing Fielder now?

 
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