So is defense, let’s get Smalley. Again.
Somebody asked Derek Jeter this morning whether it concerns him that his team lost 155 homers from the 2012 roster, and he didn’t skip a beat:
“No. It doesn’t,” he replied. “We didn’t win with the home runs. I was asked that a couple days ago: We hit a lot of home runs last year, (but) we didn’t win. I think it would be different if we won, and you’d be like, ‘How are we gonna win again?’ Try something different.”
Yes, they are espousing small ball.
In the Bronx.
“I have no problem with that—we’ve done that throughout the years,” Jeter said. “When I first came up, we didn’t hit a lot home runs. We won a lot, but we didn’t hit a lot of home runs. I know home runs are exciting, but you face good pitching, you’re not going to hit a lot of home runs. You have to find other ways to win games. I always liked that part of it.”
Of course, that doesn’t mean the Yankees’ offense is as well-equipped as its previous model to get the team back to October.
“We’ll see. I don’t compare year to year,” he said. “I hope so.”
Posted: March 03, 2013 at 11:17 PM | 45 comment(s)
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