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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Jeter makes long strides at shortstop

Obviously, the older you get, you’re not going to be the same,” Cashman said. “You’re going to have to find ways to either stay the same or to improve. In Derek’s case, he’s constantly interested in doing nothing but improving. That’s why he’s one of the greatest players who ever played for the Yankees.”

Jeter’s numbers improved markedly in 2008, as he ended the season with a -0.5 UZR in 148 games, close to league average. And he has continued the ascent—through his first 90 games for New York this year, Jeter produced a UZR of 1.8.

If that holds over a projection of 150 games, Jeter would save the Yankees 4.5 more runs than an average shortstop, the first time since UZR came into use in 2002 that he would finish a year saving runs with his glove. Not that Jeter takes any satisfaction in moving the numbers back in the right direction.

“I don’t really sit around and look at that,” Jeter said. “You can criticize—everyone gets criticized. I don’t pay attention to it. If someone wants to write an article, let them write it. It doesn’t really matter to me. My job is to come out here and to improve and try to help this team win. That’s all I’ve been doing. All the other stuff, I don’t pay attention to.”

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