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09:00 AM ET 07.22 | Derek Jeter will be eligible to come off the disabled list on Saturday. That doesn't mean he will. The Yankees don't sound confident that they will activate their captain and shortstop the first chance they get. Jeter suffered a Grade 1 strain of the right quadriceps running to first base on July 11, his first game back with the Yankees after recovering from a twice broken left ankle. He has not been cleared to jog, never mind run or run the bases, and he has yet to hit or take infield practice since the injury.

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July 22, 2013  09:27 AM ET

I know if it were me in Jeter's shoes, I'd probably be wondering how much longer do I try to play if I'm going to keep breaking down at this age and with all that I've already accomplished?
But guys that make it to the top don't think the same way as the regular schmoes that couldn't play pro sports. I hope he does like Mo did and comes back for another year, plays the way he feels he's capable of playing and leaves on his own terms.

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July 22, 2013  09:47 AM ET
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I know if it were me in Jeter's shoes, I'd probably be wondering how much longer do I try to play if I'm going to keep breaking down at this age and with all that I've already accomplished?But guys that make it to the top don't think the same way as the regular schmoes that couldn't play pro sports. I hope he does like Mo did and comes back for another year, plays the way he feels he's capable of playing and leaves on his own terms.

I hear ya. To be fair to Jeter his offensive numbers in 2012 were solid and in most cases comparable to career averages. Albeit his defensive numbers were less than average to put it kindly. A somewhat freak injury is not the way I think he'll go out. A move the 3b could extend him a year or two I would think.

July 22, 2013  09:49 AM ET

Soon the Yanks will be trotting him out with a walker.

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July 22, 2013  09:52 AM ET
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Soon the Yanks will be trotting him out with a walker.

His defensive range when they do?

Unchanged.

July 22, 2013  09:53 AM ET
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His defensive range when they do?Unchanged.

harsh

July 22, 2013  09:57 AM ET
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His defensive range when they do?Unchanged.

Maybe they give him a Lark instead.

July 22, 2013  09:59 AM ET
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I know if it were me in Jeter's shoes, I'd probably be wondering how much longer do I try to play if I'm going to keep breaking down at this age and with all that I've already accomplished?But guys that make it to the top don't think the same way as the regular schmoes that couldn't play pro sports. I hope he does like Mo did and comes back for another year, plays the way he feels he's capable of playing and leaves on his own terms.

Yes and no Yogi, yes and no...........

Mike Schmidt hung 'em up because his batting average was .020 lower than his career avg. (even though his power was still there)...............I thought it was too early, but I respect his decision.

Steve Carlton's hubris kept him from retiring when he should have and he languished another five years in the pros totally diluting his stats and looking like an over-the-hill arse.............

July 22, 2013  09:59 AM ET
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Maybe they give him a Lark instead.

I smell a sponsorship opportunity.

July 22, 2013  10:01 AM ET
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Answer = dollah dollah bill y'all. they'll just print more money.

Ben Benanke approves of this message.

July 22, 2013  10:01 AM ET
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Accurte.

Fixed.

July 22, 2013  10:03 AM ET
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Yes and no Yogi, yes and no...........Mike Schmidt hung 'em up because his batting average was .020 lower than his career avg. (even though his power was still there)...............I thought it was too early, but I respect his decision.Steve Carlton's hubris kept him from retiring when he should have and he languished another five years in the pros totally diluting his stats and looking like an over-the-hill arse.............

His '72 season is right up there with Pedro in '99 and 2000 as the greatest all time by a starter.

He wins 27 games, the rest of the team, 32.

Also, that Phillies team may be the worst of all time. They may not have won 40 games without Carlton.

July 22, 2013  10:08 AM ET
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I know if it were me in Jeter's shoes, I'd probably be wondering how much longer do I try to play if I'm going to keep breaking down at this age and with all that I've already accomplished?But guys that make it to the top don't think the same way as the regular schmoes that couldn't play pro sports. I hope he does like Mo did and comes back for another year, plays the way he feels he's capable of playing and leaves on his own terms.

I hope he signs with the Jets like Favre did.

July 22, 2013  10:09 AM ET
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Ben Benanke approves of this message.

The Fed doesn't print money.

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July 22, 2013  10:12 AM ET
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Yes and no Yogi, yes and no...........Mike Schmidt hung 'em up because his batting average was .020 lower than his career avg. (even though his power was still there)...............I thought it was too early, but I respect his decision.Steve Carlton's hubris kept him from retiring when he should have and he languished another five years in the pros totally diluting his stats and looking like an over-the-hill arse.............

Yeah that's true and I'm sure it varries from guy to guy as to why they leave or stay. To me, there's nothing left for Jeter to do. He's done it all and he's made his money. The only thing left would be the all time hit record but I think that's out of reach for him. The team is heading into a down cycle to some extent at the same time the other teams in our division are getting better so I'm not sure another World Series championship is possible in the near future.

 
July 22, 2013  10:13 AM ET
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The Fed doesn't print money.

He's had a tough week, did you see the anonymous "writer" even taking his shots at Utz?

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