Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand
Monday, January 31, 2011
Everyone seems to have an opinion about Brian Cashman’s comments regarding how Derek Jeter might need to move to the outfield by the end of his current four year agreement. Not only do I believe it won’t happen- Jeter would never allow it – but I have serious doubts that Jeter could even effectively patrol the corners, much less centerfield, one of the critical defensive positions on the diamond.
...With that said, Jeter is not immortal and age is against him. For the success of Robin Yount there are other athletes that tried to move from the infield to the outfield with poor results. Juan Samuel and Howard Johnson are two examples locally of players that could not adjust to the demands of centerfield. They also were in their prime when making the switch. An argument could be made the demands of switching positions hurt their offense and assisted in the ultimate decline of their production. Jeter also has never shown the defensive prowess of Yount at any point in his career, highlight reel plays notwithstanding. Yount was a better player in most facets of the game and, if he played in New York, there would be similar canonization of him just like Jeter.
Brian Cashman could say whatever he wants about Derek Jeter changing position, but when he can’t play shortstop adequately every day the only place Derek Jeter will move is to the retirement home. Age and history are against him, and no “C” on his chest can battle the reality of Father Time.
Thanks to Bo.
Posted: January 31, 2011 at 02:15 AM | 30 comment(s)
Login to Bookmark
You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.
: [OTP-May] Politico: Congressional baseball game, May 1, 1926
(4476 - 2:13am, May 26)Last:
: OMNICHATTER for MAY 25, 2013
(78 - 1:39am, May 26)
: OT: NBA Monthly Thread - May 2013
(1283 - 1:30am, May 26)Last:
Meatwads stronger now, ready for the houseNewsblog
: SB Nation: The Rotation: The worst baseball conversations
(30 - 1:23am, May 26)
: Flip Flop Fly Ball: Diamonds Aren’t Forever – Five Base Baseball?
(9 - 11:21pm, May 25)
Last: The District AttorneyNewsblog
: Raissman: Could 2013 be last year for John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman on Yankees radio broadcast?
(12 - 11:19pm, May 25)
Last: Best Regards, L.M.Newsblog
: Davey Johnson says he won't shave until Nationals start hitting
(5 - 11:16pm, May 25)
Last: Gonfalon BubbleNewsblog
: OT: NHL is finally back thread
(381 - 11:07pm, May 25)Last:
PASTE Thinks This Trout Kid Might Be OK (Zeth)Newsblog
: Posnanski: KC and the little things
(4 - 10:46pm, May 25)
Last: Walt DavisNewsblog
: Perry: Hawk Harrelson reacts to blown call by Angel Hernandez
(29 - 10:44pm, May 25)
Last: Petunia inquires about poniesNewsblog
: FanGraphs: Cameron: The 2013 Cubs: Better Than We Think
(46 - 10:31pm, May 25)
Last: McCoy Wilfong for Money Newsblog
: McCoy: Brandon Phillips playing to Joe Morgan's level?
(17 - 10:21pm, May 25)
Last: Non-Youkilidian GeometryNewsblog
: Who Are the Top Baserunners in Baseball? | Articles | Bill James Online
(28 - 9:40pm, May 25)
: HHS: Autin: Miguel Cabrera to the max
(34 - 7:34pm, May 25)
: Marchman: Why Even Have Baseball's Draft?
(19 - 7:29pm, May 25)
Last: YR Misses Reggie Bars