Posted by tecwrg on 2/27/2014 8:30:00 PM (view original):
Posted by rsp777 on 2/27/2014 8:16:00 PM (view original):
Posted by dahsdebater on 2/27/2014 5:33:00 PM (view original):And Olney has some valid points and it's also a very good article. It doesn't, however, change my opinion that Jeter's defense takes quite a bit away from his offense. Olney disagrees, and puts little value on Jeter's defensive shortcomings. I feel differently. If the Yankees would have stuck Jeter in left when Rodriguez arrived they'd have been a better TEAM, and their future would have unfolded decidedly differently. It's all just opinion, and mine is that Jeter, while a definitive Hall of Fame player, was, and is, overrated, and that the Yankees would have been FAR better served if he would have moved off of shortstop 10 years ago.
Buster Olney disagrees.
And had ARod played short (and was able to play an adequate SS for the next 10 years), then who would play 3B? And if ARod played say the first 5 seasons at SS and then moved to third when he grew out of the position, who would have played SS for the next 5 seasons?
It's nice to argue about moving Jeter in a vacuum, but you just can't ignore the fact that moving people around in a theoretical exercise leaves holes on the field that would need to be filled by somebody else.
A little late on this....but it's the Yankees. They'd have purchased someone to play 3B and/or SS. Seriously, teams have to plug holes every year. DOn't act like it'd have been hard for the Yankees when they have the $$$ to just throw away.
They wouldn't have had to waste anything on Granderson and could have had a legit SS instead.....or maybe, they'd have put $$$ into Pitching!