Posted by burnsy483 on 2/13/2014 10:27:00 AM (view original):
Posted by MikeT23 on 2/13/2014 10:23:00 AM (view original):Mo was asked often last year "Are you sure?"
Posted by burnsy483 on 2/13/2014 10:15:00 AM (view original):Or they would have just went to his teammates and said "Has Jeter told you about his plans for next season? Do you think the Yanks will bring him back? If they don't, do you think he'd play somewhere else?"
I say that because he could have given his standard "I'm not talking about this anymore" to the media and they would have left it alone for the year.
Granted, if he's having a great year, they'll be peppered with "Do you think he's changing his mind?"
Rivera was not a distraction last year. Announcing it before ST saves a lot of questions. He'll have to deal with it for a week.
Regardless, my point, and I'm assuming todd's, isn't so much "it's a distraction" and more it's "LOOK AT ME LOOK AT ME LOOK AT ME." For someone who's labeled as "team-first" and "selfless" it's strange for someone like that to do something that puts a lot of attention on him, personally, during the year.
Yeah, there would be any attention on him if he hadn't announced his intentions.
Honestly, even as a hater, you should know better. Jeter is in the last year of his contract and hardly played last season. The A-Rod fiasco is behind them. Cano is gone. The Yankees aren't likely to be very good. For the most part, they will be uninteresting(as will the Mets). The ONLY thing that could take away from the attention that Jeter will be given is the new Japanese pitcher being overpowering or a magical run by the Mets. Other than that, it was going to be all Jeter, all summer.
Surely you know this.