The media just moved into a tent behind the stadium. We’re waiting for Derek Jeter’s press conference, expecting a lot of questions about his contract. I’ll be back soon with some updates.
UPDATE, 9:11a.m.: First question was about the contract. “I’ve never gone into a season focused on the next season,” Jeter said.
UPDATE, 9:15 a.m.: “I’ve never put limitations on how long I will play… I want to play as long as I can, as long as I’m having fun, as long as I’m productive.”
UPDATE, 9:17 a.m.: “This is the only organization I want to play for. I think I can say it enough times. I’m not worried about what my legacy is at this point.”
UPDATE, 9:20 a.m.: On where last year’s championship ranks in the five titles he’s won: “I think it would be sort of like trying to rank which kid you like the most.”
UPDATE, 9:23 a.m.: “I want to play shortstop as long as I can.”
UPDATE, 9:44 a.m.: Here’s the full audio of the Jeter press conference. It went exactly as expected, with Jeter talking mostly about his contract, saying he wants to play only for the Yankees and doesn’t want to discuss the contract after today.