Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Cash & burn

Yankees GM sees Jeter moving to outfield to finish his career.  Whoa there, Nelly!  Just a couple of days after the Soriano over-rule? Just a couple of months after the Jeter cliff-hanger and dirty-linen-in-public debacle?  Not sure that stating the obvious out loud  is benefitting Cashman's last stand. Jeet's positions now and then have already been discussed at length in Blog World; couldn't he have said,
"Derek Jeter is the face of the franchise and the contract we just signed with him shows the confidence we have in him as a baseball player for the next four years. No moves are planned or anticipated. He plays more than shortstop on the Yankee's infield. Next question."
Maybe he's cruisin' for a bruisin'. Or he misses George. Or feared him. Or wants to move on.  Odd, he's always been more circumspect. Something's up.

Besides, I wouldn't put Jeter in the outfield -- don't know if his arm's good enough. And if he's slow on the infield, he'll be useless in left or center. I'm putting him at first base. You?

No comments: