FanDuel - WFBC

April 11, 2011

Missing: Derek Jeter's Swing: New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter said he's done talking about his swing, which he retooled in the offseason after a subpar 2010. "I ain't talking about it anymore," Jeter said Saturday. "I'm good. People made so much about it. I'm fine." He's not, according to USA Today's Gabe Lacques: "Jeter is hitting .206 after nine games. Worse yet, as many observers have pointed out, it's a soft .206."

posted by rcade to baseball at 12:23 PM - 7 comments

Nine games?!
Why is anyone taking anything seriously after only 9 games?!

If Jeter has the same night that Wilson Betemit had last night (4-for-4 with 2 doubles and a walk), then Jeter's line becomes:

.289/.377/.368

which is better than he was last year.

posted by grum@work at 01:27 PM on April 11

It's the Yankees, I'm surprised they weren't writing this article after 5 games.

posted by rocketman at 01:28 PM on April 11

It's the Yankees, I'm surprised they weren't writing this article after 5 games.

And some game soon he will have two hits, and the press will be all over themselves about how he has broken out of his slump and is headed for an MVP year. In other words, for this early in the season, just paper filler.

posted by graymatters at 03:50 PM on April 11

In other words, for this early in the season, just paper filler.

That's going to be the case in any paper that covers an MLB team right about now -- so and so many column inches to fill...not much really happening.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 04:20 PM on April 11

Why is anyone taking anything seriously after only 9 games?!

- Because Jeter is coming off a year in which, especially the second half, his stats dropped sharply?

- Because a big story over the winter was Jeter making a concession to getting older and shortening his stride, and Jeter himself is reportedly now abandoning that stance?

- Because he's 36 and just signed a 3 year contract for 51 million despite signs of decline?

- Because he's hit a total of 2 balls hard this year? 2?

Come on people, have you been living in a cave? I'm sure Jeter will come around, how far, I don't know. And 9 games is almost meaningless. But putting everything together (even ignoring we're talking Jeter and the Yankees), yeah, I can understand why it's a story.

posted by justgary at 07:24 PM on April 11

Maybe his swing went to look for his range. It's been missing for years.

posted by tommytrump at 09:27 PM on April 11

His "range" is about 51 divided by 3. He had no problem with that. I wouldn't have a problem with that either.

posted by wildbill1 at 06:02 AM on April 12

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