Friday, October 19, 2012

I don't know how we get rid of A-Rod, but I know who should be playing third next year: He's a kid named Jeter

Let's face it: We're stuck with A-Rod, unless he lowers the boom and says he wants to leave. Even then, it's dicey. We cannot spend $20 million per year to pay for another team's thirdbaseman, and that's what it's going to take: A full-scale buyout.

But think this: Derek Jeter for two more years at shortstop. It doesn't parse. His legs will break down. His ankles will break down. He needs an easier position. Second base is out. The corner outfield slots won't work. He needs to play third.

Think about it.


MUSTANG! said...

He'll never go for it.

Tom from GA said...

Some new thinking is clearly required. That seems to be a reasonable step in the right direction. I doubt the Yankees can pull it off without first attempting to shame Jeter into making the shift with some leaked stories in the tabloids.