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Cashman: 'I have not watched [Jeter's] last game'

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07:26 AM ET 09.12 | Derek Jeter's season is over, courtesy another setback in a season largely defined by them. And now perhaps he should seriously considering calling it a career. No one wants to admit that's a possibility -- not today, not yet. But realistically, it seems unlikely that Jeter, an all-time great, could ever come close to approaching his own standard of excellence. At this point, after a season filled with starts and memorable stops, and ultimately only 17 games played, it seems a stretch to even think he could even be a starting shortstop again. ... Of course, no one official is saying anything of the sort today. Jeter's career has been about greatness. It also has been about beating back the critics and the doubters. "I have not watched his last game," Yankees GM Brian Cashman told writers in Baltimore.

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September 12, 2013  07:31 AM ET

Get healthy and come back Jeter...........




You are one of the good guys in baseball......

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September 12, 2013  08:42 AM ET
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my classmate's mother-in-law makes $74 hourly on the internet. She has been without work for 10 months but last month her pay was $16323 just working on the internet for a few hours. read this...........http://xurl.es/earningjobs

Only off by about 3 grand, for 22 full 8 hour days..... by too much......

Why would I want to work for someone that obviously can't even get a paycheck right?

September 12, 2013  08:48 AM ET

It would be a shame to see Jeter become one of those aging ex-stars still pretending age hasn't caught up with them.
Go out with style, Derek.

September 12, 2013  10:04 AM ET
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It would be a shame to see Jeter become one of those aging ex-stars still pretending age hasn't caught up with them.Go out with style, Derek.

He's got $8MM reasons to come back next season. But his 2014 has "1973 Willie Mays" written all over it.

September 12, 2013  10:06 AM ET

Always the speculation as to when Jeter will retire. Why not just wait and see what happens?
I do know this - Jeter doesn't want his career to end with this injury. He's no different then Mo in that regard.

September 12, 2013  10:11 AM ET

As much as I absolutely despise everything the Yankees stand for and ever have stood for and their current and former owners, GM's and most players, I totally respect Jeter and I hope we haven't seen the last of him either. Seems like a real stand-up guy who does things the right way and handles his business in a respectful manner. He doesn't deserve to go out this way.

September 12, 2013  10:13 AM ET
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Always the speculation as to when Jeter will retire. Why not just wait and see what happens?I do know this - Jeter doesn't want his career to end with this injury. He's no different then Mo in that regard.

I get that - but it's been a nearly a year since the initial break and it's still not right. Maybe his body is telling him something.

September 12, 2013  10:23 AM ET
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I get that - but it's been a nearly a year since the initial break and it's still not right. Maybe his body is telling him something.

Bad year for him all together. Frustrating. I hate seeing anyone have injury problems no matter what team they're on and like it or not Jeter may have to consider calling it a career if he has the same issues next year. That's just the reality of it.

September 12, 2013  10:52 AM ET
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He's got $8MM reasons to come back next season. But his 2014 has "1973 Willie Mays" written all over it.

Well done.

September 12, 2013  10:56 AM ET
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I get that - but it's been a nearly a year since the initial break and it's still not right. Maybe his body is telling him something.

agreed. This slap happy singles hitter should just walk away unless the Yanks decide to bring the right field porch even closer. Maybe some of his infield-fly outs can turn into 2 or 3 run homers.

September 12, 2013  11:02 AM ET
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Well done.

I'm old enough to remember watching Mays attempt to play in '73. He was terrible. Couldn't catch up to a fastball. Covered no ground in center. Just bad.

September 12, 2013  11:03 AM ET
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agreed. This slap happy singles hitter should just [b]limp[/b] away unless the Yanks decide to bring the right field porch even closer. Maybe some of his infield-fly outs can turn into 2 or 3 run homers.

Fixed

September 12, 2013  11:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Always the speculation as to when Jeter will retire. Why not just wait and see what happens?I do know this - Jeter doesn't want his career to end with this injury. He's no different then Mo in that regard.

Agreed, though there's a big difference being a one inning pitcher and being a full time shortstop. That said, no question Jeter's earned the rite to lose his job on the field, not by injury.

September 12, 2013  11:04 AM ET
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Fixed

Doh! I can't bold in a quote.

September 12, 2013  11:17 AM ET
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He's got $8MM reasons to come back next season. But his 2014 has "1973 Willie Mays" written all over it.

His 2013 season had "1973 Willie Mays" written all over it.

September 12, 2013  11:30 AM ET

You can do a lot with muscle, tendons and the like, but skeletal structure? Not so much.

September 12, 2013  11:35 AM ET

If he ever hopes to play at a high level again he will need to work the muscle in his lower body like he never has before. Not just running, but muscle mass, it is the only way to absorb enough of the shock and pressure( ppsi ) that is currently going strait to his ankle. Same as a knee injury therapy. Intensive weight training with an expert or else it is the fading of a great player.

September 12, 2013  12:32 PM ET

Cashman: 'I have not watched [Jeter's] last game'

Maybe someone can get Brian the video.

Seriously, as much as I hate the Skankees, I'd hate to see Jeter go out like this. Dude has class and played the game the right way. He had his share of pubicity but hey, it's New York.

 
September 12, 2013  12:33 PM ET

*publicity (Freudian slip?)

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