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07:33 AM ET 02.06 | One of the most observant Yankees, David Phelps, is more than pleased with what he's seen so far out of Derek Jeter. "Derek looks amazing, from what I've seen," Phelps said Wednesday at the Yankees minor league complex. "That's awesome. You look in the past and this team is usually only as strong as he is. He's definitely our backbone. It's going to be nice having him back there behind us every game, that's for sure." Jeter has been moving well in workouts, and Wednesday had another strong day, taking 32 swings in batting practice and driving the ball to right-center. He also fielded 19 ground balls on the grass and another 26 in the dirt, moving well laterally. "You can tell he's determined to go out there and do well," Phelps said of Jeter's mindset.

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February 6, 2014  07:56 AM ET

Great player; can he have an injury-free season at his age?

February 6, 2014  08:08 AM ET

BA ~0.275; 180 hits; 60 RBI; 18 HR

Maybe not Jeter numbers in his prime, but a lot better than we had from Nunez + all the others playing SS last year.

February 6, 2014  08:26 AM ET

Hero.

February 6, 2014  08:33 AM ET
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Great player; can he have an injury-free season at his age?

I want to see him make it through spring training, first.

February 6, 2014  08:43 AM ET
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BA ~0.275; 180 hits; 60 RBI; 18 HRMaybe not Jeter numbers in his prime, but a lot better than we had from Nunez + all the others playing SS last year.

Try .265, 136 hits, 41 RBI's and 11 HR's. He's a class act and he alone, makes it hard to hate the Yankees. And he still brings more to the table than the fill-ins.

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February 6, 2014  08:49 AM ET
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He craps ice cream

Because of this, he will not have to wait the five year period after retiring to be inducted into the HoF.

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February 6, 2014  09:01 AM ET

Wait a minute. No mention of A-Rod?

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February 6, 2014  09:08 AM ET
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Wait a minute. No mention of A-Rod?

He's a couple of threads over.

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February 6, 2014  09:29 AM ET
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He craps ice cream

He's the Chuck Norris of MLB.........

February 6, 2014  09:37 AM ET
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BA ~0.275; 180 hits; 60 RBI; 18 HRMaybe not Jeter numbers in his prime, but a lot better than we had from Nunez + all the others playing SS last year.

I'd take that, maybe .285 average..

February 6, 2014  09:37 AM ET
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It's been a long time since I studied spatial relationships, but the way they use "laterally" in this article, it must mean "up and down."

I think they were using a comparison to Stephen Hawking when doing their assessment.

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February 6, 2014  09:55 AM ET
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Clem, you're in. Barkeep had to drop out of the league.

Excellent. Are we at 16 or 18 teams? When I mentioned it to my son's, they both did a facehoof.

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February 6, 2014  09:56 AM ET

high gain help does wonders for the superannuated. he had his second best hit producing season in 2012? too much of arod?! class act? when the list of 100+ names of dopers is released by mlb, then we will see who is class. until then, reasonable suspicion demands patience when dropping class for athletes of the past 20 years.

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