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Jeter reverses Ichiro-like fade

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09:07 AM ET 07.28 | Ichiro Suzuki requested a trade, but the Mariners front office was thrilled to get him to the Yankees. One of the toughest maneuvers in sports is to transition an icon through his fade. In other words, exactly where the Yankees were heading not long ago with Derek Jeter. But from coming off the disabled list last season through going into last night's game, Jeter was at .319/.368/.429 for a .798 OPS in 165 games/692 at-bats. It is not Jeter's prime, but it is close enough that the Yankees could table the Ichiro-esque-type discomfort for a future date. "It wasn't just me," a veteran scout said. "Most scouts thought Derek had reached his decline and would not come back. But he seems to have broken back through that wall. He has some spring in his game again. It is kind of incredible."

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July 28, 2012  09:42 AM ET

This is why Jeter is a Hall of Famer.

July 28, 2012  09:48 AM ET

Jeter Juice, a Woman on each arm and one waiting in each City, Keeps you Young & In Shape!! Oh those Back Rubs!!!

July 28, 2012  10:22 AM ET

Cash needs to add some pitching help, I'm not sold on Hughes. Dude gave up some bombs in the 1st 3 innings to the red sux hitters last night.

July 28, 2012  11:21 AM ET

Yanks have what they need now with Jeter back and Icho can only help.

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July 28, 2012  12:01 PM ET
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The wonders of pharmacology.

Better living through chemistry.

July 28, 2012  12:43 PM ET

Jeter is God.

July 28, 2012  01:06 PM ET
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Jeter is God.

God is Jeter.

July 28, 2012  02:35 PM ET

No way Jeter is taking PEDs.

July 28, 2012  02:47 PM ET
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No way Jeter is taking PEDs.

How can you rule anyone out?

July 28, 2012  03:42 PM ET

Jeter is the best and ichiro will help them

July 28, 2012  03:56 PM ET

two tough competetors nothing less nothing more!!!

July 28, 2012  05:09 PM ET
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Jeter is the best and ichiro will help them

Best hitter in the league and Grandeson!

July 28, 2012  06:32 PM ET
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two divas nothing less nothing more!!!

Fixed

July 28, 2012  07:02 PM ET
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God is Jeter.

Damn a baseball player is god! someone has their beliefs in reverse!

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July 28, 2012  09:38 PM ET

....and will they all change their minds if he fades again next year?

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