No word as of yet from Derek Jeter. I put in a call to his agent yesterday seeking a reaction to the ouster of “Mr. T” and have yet to hear back.
Given his relationship with Joe Torre, one would assume Jeter has some reaction. If there is any player who is bulletproof and can tell the fans what he really thinks, it’s him.
Don’t hold your breath. Like his fellow Team Nike guys, Jeter has mastered the art of dodging controversial matters.
At least A-Rod’s guy, Scott Boras, came to Torre’s defense.
“It is difficult, near impossible, to accept a salary cut,” Boras told the Associated Press. “Successful people can afford their principles. They understand if they accept the position, there is a great risk the message to all under him is dissatisfaction.â€?