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Will Derek Jeter, Joe Girardi follow Yankees legends out door?

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09:30 AM ET 09.22 | Mariano Rivera gave notice in spring training that this was going to be it for him, no matter what, and Andy Pettitte never showed any inclination to pitch beyond this season before finally making it official on Friday. Both of them have said simply: It's time. And from an age standpoint, 43 for Rivera, 41 for Pettitte, it is time. There is nothing more for either to accomplish. Rivera leaves as the all-time saves leader and Pettitte is the all-time postseason wins leader, both of which are likely to stand forever. You have to wonder now if Derek Jeter isn't going to come to the same conclusion that it's time for him, too. With Jeter's 3,316 hits in the bank -- 10th-most all-time -- his legacy as one of the all-time greatest shortstops and automatic first-ballot Hall-of-Famer is secure. In all of their cases, however, it's also time for a different reason.

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September 22, 2013  09:42 AM ET

Go Dodgers!!

September 22, 2013  09:53 AM ET

Last of something that likely will never happen again: Rivera, Jeter, Posada, Pettite, together for 15+ years, five World Series wins, all homegrown. Last one out shut off the lights.

September 22, 2013  09:56 AM ET
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Last of something that likely will never happen again: Rivera, Jeter, Posada, Pettite, together for 15+ years, five World Series wins, all homegrown. Last one out shut off the lights.

<looks at current Dodgers roster>



I can dream, can't I?

September 22, 2013  09:57 AM ET

It's like rats jumping off a burning ship.

But look on the bright side...........you'll still have Alex:)

September 22, 2013  10:39 AM ET
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<looks at current Dodgers roster>I can dream, can't I?

Sure. Why not. Once you get them you have to have the money to keep them in free agency.

September 22, 2013  10:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

It's like rats jumping off a burning ship.But look on the bright side...........you'll still have Alex:)

One slow burn. took most of two decades. Alex? That is up to the arbitrator. Will have some of his money off the books while he "learns " his lesson to spend.

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September 22, 2013  11:18 AM ET
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Sure. Why not. Once you get them you have to have the money to keep them in free agency.

Kemp, Puig, Kershaw and Jansen.


Core 4!!!

September 22, 2013  11:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

No. Jeter is a true winner, and will not go out this way...this season has been an embarassment. Jeter will return, the Yankees will retool, and he'll go out next season much like Rivera has this one.

That is what I hope for. Just hope he does not try to hang on too long just for another spot up on some record. There is an end to everything.

September 22, 2013  11:25 AM ET
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Kemp, Puig, Kershaw and Jansen. Core 4!!!

Could be. Money to keep them will not be the issue.

September 22, 2013  11:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Could be. Money to keep them will not be the issue.

They print money out in la la land.

September 22, 2013  11:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

That is what I hope for. Just hope he does not try to hang on too long just for another spot up on some record. There is an end to everything.

Would like to see him have a farewell year like Mo 's.

September 22, 2013  11:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

It's like rats jumping off a burning ship.But look on the bright side...........you'll still have Alex:)

Now that was just mean..........

September 22, 2013  11:29 AM ET
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That is what I hope for. Just hope he does not try to hang on too long just for another spot up on some record. There is an end to everything.

I could be wrong.........but I don't think so............IMO Jeter cares very little for personal records....He is all about team.......

September 22, 2013  11:37 AM ET
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Would like to see him have a farewell year like Mo 's.

No.

September 22, 2013  11:40 AM ET
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I could be wrong.........but I don't think so............IMO Jeter cares very little for personal records....He is all about team.......

I do not see it that way at all. He knew he was far less than 100% and limited in the field and at the plate yet he pushed and pleaded to play this year a couple of times. He has his rings, he has his money, he is after records now. winning is just a bonus if it happens. The Yankees will have to pull the plug on him in the end, he will not do it himself...Will be interesting to watch it play out. but that is what I see.

September 22, 2013  11:41 AM ET
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It's like rats jumping off a burning ship.But look on the bright side...........you'll still have Alex:)

That's a pretty moronic statement. Do you want them to play until they're 50 or what ? Add Bernie Williams to the equation and they go down as one of the greatest core groups of all-time. Greatest reliever ever...end of discussion. Five World Championships, countless Division championships, and what since 1996...missed the playoffs one year ? Twice ?

September 22, 2013  11:45 AM ET
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I do not see it that way at all. He knew he was far less than 100% and limited in the field and at the plate yet he pushed and pleaded to play this year a couple of times. He has his rings, he has his money, he is after records now. winning is just a bonus if it happens. The Yankees will have to pull the plug on him in the end, he will not do it himself...Will be interesting to watch it play out. but that is what I see.

I completely disagree..........He wanted to play to help the TEAM win............Look at all of his post game interviews and show me one where he brags about himself.........He is one of the good guys in a sport that has an abundance of egomaniacs and roid users who are all about themselves........

September 22, 2013  11:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

It's like rats jumping off a burning ship.But look on the bright side...........you'll still have Alex:)

And the Red Sox still have ORoid.........

 
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