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Yankees not ready to replace Jeter yet

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08:21 AM ET 04.19 | As many had suspected, Derek Jeter's recovery will extend beyond its most hopeful prospects, leaving the Yankees thin at shortstop. [Eduardo Nunez's time] seems to have received an extension. General manager Brian Cashman said on Thursday that the team will stick with Nunez and utilityman Jayson Nix at shortstop, in part because both players have performed well and also because replacements are difficult to find at this time of the season. "We're going to stay as we are," Cashman said. "Those guys have done a nice job. They've earned the right, and regardless, this time of year is certainly going to be a factor in anything that happens."

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April 19, 2013  08:35 AM ET

Oh yes they are. They just don't know it yet.

April 19, 2013  08:36 AM ET

Well, in my opinion, if the Yankee family, which includes Jeter, has not at least thought about how Jeter is to be replaced then they better start thinking about it right now. Jeter is not going to be playing shortstop for any serious amount of time, if at all, in 2013. and maybe going beyond 2013.

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April 19, 2013  09:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Well, in my opinion, if the Yankee family, which includes Jeter, has not at least thought about how Jeter is to be replaced then they better start thinking about it right now. Jeter is not going to be playing shortstop for any serious amount of time, if at all, in 2013. and maybe going beyond 2013.

I would guess that they are thinking that way, but good short stops don't grow on trees. I'm sure they are looking for options, but don't want to look desperate.

April 19, 2013  09:09 AM ET

Time to call the Rangers about Profar. They just signed Andrus to an extension so he's blocked at SS.

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April 19, 2013  10:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Well, in my opinion, if the Yankee family, which includes Jeter, has not at least thought about how Jeter is to be replaced then they better start thinking about it right now. Jeter is not going to be playing shortstop for any serious amount of time, if at all, in 2013. and maybe going beyond 2013.

Gotta say retirement is something that may come around sooner than Jete would like if this ankle issue further reduces his range. He's already had a long, tremendous career and it would fun to have him play a few more years if he's up to it. Just don't know at this point.

April 19, 2013  10:24 AM ET

Ankles don't heal all that well for older guys. I hope he can come back and play just long enough to go out on a positive. I think he does need to consider hanging them up though.

April 19, 2013  11:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Well, in my opinion, if the Yankee family, which includes Jeter, has not at least thought about how Jeter is to be replaced then they better start thinking about it right now. Jeter is not going to be playing shortstop for any serious amount of time, if at all, in 2013. and maybe going beyond 2013.

Jeter won't be playing until another six months or so :-) :-)

April 19, 2013  02:07 PM ET

Nunez should be able to handle the position as well as the hitting but he doesn't bring all the intangibles that Jeter has, but it's not a bad start!!

 
April 19, 2013  03:45 PM ET

Stick a fork in him

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