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Jeter's big-ticket replacement

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07:38 AM ET 02.14 | The time has come to think about life without Derek Jeter playing shortstop for the Yankees. The Yankees could acquire Jeter's replacement during the 2014 season, allowing The Captain to mentor him before formally relinquishing the job. Or they could wait until the offseason, when the best free-agent shortstop will be -- Hanley Ramirez. ... "Everybody knows I grew up looking at Jeter," said Ramirez, almost 10 years his junior. "It's why I wore No. 2 in Miami. He was my idol, my hero. We're going to miss him on the field. He's great on the field, off the field. Everybody's going to miss him.??" Then I reminded Ramirez that his own contract is about to expire. He laughed. "Did you ever have any thought of maybe replacing him?" I asked. Another laugh. "I just want to concentrate on the season."

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February 14, 2014  07:52 AM ET

Good luck with that.

February 14, 2014  08:26 AM ET

See You Next Year!!!

February 14, 2014  08:33 AM ET

The Yankees should taxidermy Jeter and just cement him at SS forever. That way, Yankees fans will be able to cope.

February 14, 2014  08:41 AM ET
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The Yankees should taxidermy Jeter and just cement him at SS forever. That way, Yankees fans will be able to cope.

It should be noted that his range will not be impacted if this were to happen.

February 14, 2014  08:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

The Yankees should taxidermy Jeter and just cement him at SS forever. That way, Yankees fans will be able to cope.

shhhhhhhhhhhh
that is the yankee plan for game 162
they are going to flash freze him there like han solo

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February 14, 2014  09:11 AM ET

Wow...Jim Fregosi taken off life support after suffering multiple strokes on a baseball alumni cruise.

February 14, 2014  09:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

The Yankees should taxidermy Jeter and just cement him at SS forever.

I thought he already was?

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February 14, 2014  09:29 AM ET
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he already dead

That didn't take long.

February 14, 2014  09:43 AM ET

PITCHERS AND CATCHERS REPORT TO TRAINING CAMP!!!!

February 14, 2014  10:07 AM ET
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It should be noted that his range will not be impacted if this were to happen.

If he started decaying and his glove arm fell off, it might actually be better with it on the ground.

February 14, 2014  10:10 AM ET
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Wow...Jim Fregosi taken off life support after suffering multiple strokes on a baseball alumni cruise.

Shocking news...Fregosi was actually a good ballplayer and was involved in the trade that brought Nolan Ryan to the Angels from the Mets.

February 14, 2014  10:10 AM ET
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If he started decaying and his glove arm fell off, it might actually be better with it on the ground.

He would be credited with more assists that way.

February 14, 2014  10:37 AM ET
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Good luck with that.

yankees shouldn't fall for injury-prone Ramirez,he its not worthed a long term contract not after several weeks on the DL last year!!

February 14, 2014  10:39 AM ET
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Wow...Jim Fregosi taken off life support after suffering multiple strokes on a baseball alumni cruise.

that's sad though my prayers go to him and family!!

February 14, 2014  10:44 AM ET

ARod comes back in 2015. Maybe he can play SS. hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

February 14, 2014  12:28 PM ET
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Shocking news...Fregosi was actually a good ballplayer and was involved in the trade that brought Nolan Ryan to the Angels from the Mets.

I saw him play back in the day when the Angels wore halos on their ball caps.

February 14, 2014  01:37 PM ET

Anyone else remember when Jeter came up, the press reported that NY had TWO great shortstops breaking into the big leagues. Jeter was the second most heralded SS, behind, wait for it...Ray Ordonez.

 
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