Derek Jeter: "Rather Play for Sox than Move Off Short"

Evan BrunellFeatured ColumnistApril 1, 2009

DUNEDIN, FL - FEBRUARY 25 :  Infielder Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees throws out a runner against the Toronto Blue Jays February 25, 2009 at Dunedin Stadium in Dunedin, Florida.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Some shocking news came out of the Yankees' spring training camp as they prepare to break in their new Yankee Stadium—one that adds another dash of controversy to a team that needs controversy like Bartolo Colon needs doughnuts.

The news is courtesy of captain Derek Jeter, who now has his loyalty and reputation as a Yankee questioned. The news:

Jeter mentioned in passing, as he headed to the field to participate in infield drills, that he has no intention of moving off shortstop. Jeter, signed through the 2011 season, is considered by many to be a poor defender despite his three Gold Gloves.

"I'd rather play for the Red Sox than move off short," Jeter remarked. "I've shown a lot of loyalty to this organization, and if they're going to repay that loyalty by asking me to move off short, well that's one payment I won't take." (New York Post)

Well, that was unexpected. Would you guys be willing to have Cap'n Jetes don Sox' red and man shortstop for the Olde Towne Team if it meant snubbing the Yankees?