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New York Yankees: Derek Jeter Gets It, Even If You Don't

Jeter and Nunez take grounders in Spring Training
Jeter and Nunez take grounders in Spring TrainingLeon Halip/Getty Images
Rick WeinerFeatured ColumnistJuly 7, 2011

According to Kim Jones of the YES Network, during the bottom of the second inning of tonight's Yankees/Indians game, Derek Jeter did something that many Yankee fans claimed he would never do.

He admitted that he is not long for the position of SS with the New York Yankees.

According to Jones, Jeter spoke with Eduardo Nunez, who replaced Jeter in the starting lineup during the captain's extended absence from the team over the past three weeks.

Jones reports that Jeter told Nunez how proud he was of the way the youngster played in his absence.

She then went on to say that Jeter told Nunez "Your time is coming."

Does that sound like a delusional superstar who refuses to grasp the reality of his situation?

Maybe it sounds like someone who plans on remaining the starting SS for the Yankees over the next three seasons.

To me, it sounds like a man who "gets it."

It sounds like something the captain of the New York Yankees would say.

Someone who's uncertain future has created heated debate amongst Yankee fans—and a man who two years ago finished third in the AL MVP voting and was as beloved as ever.

I said it before, and I will say it again.

Appreciate the captain while he is still here.

Because guys like Derek Jeter don't come around that often, and you'll be wishing he was still playing when he's gone.

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