"Now Batting For the Yankees, Number Two, Derek Jeter, Number Two."
Derek Jeter has been the face of the Yankee franchise for as long as I can remember.
Arguably, Jeter has been the best shortstop of our generation.
As Captain of the Yankees, Jeter is an 11 time All-Star, five time World Series champion, four time Gold Glove and Silver Slugger award winner, Rookie of the Year, two time Hank Aaron award, and most importantly holds the all-time Yankees hits record as well as many others.
No worries, Yankees fans. Derek Jeter will be signed to a three-year contract. He'll finish his career in the Bronx and at shortstop. If I ever saw Derek Jeter in a Detroit Tigers uniform, I, as well as many others, would cry.
Why fans think the Yankees would drop Jeter because of coming off a career worst year is beyond me. Would the Cardinals drop Albert Pujols if he had a career worst season? I don't think so.
Of course, the Yankees have to be looking at heirs to Jeter's throne. No one is really jumping out. Hopefully, Cito Culver or Eduardo Nunez come along and become hard-hittin shortstops.
Hall of Fame Worthy? Career .314 hitter, will reach 3000 hits, a vast majority of awards. Enough said.
Will He Make the Hall of Fame? Yes. Jeter's one of the best shortstops baseball has ever seen.
Expect to see every member of the Core Four's number to be retired.
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