Who signed the best big-money contract in baseball?
Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times writes that it just might be Derek Jeter. From the article:
“I don’t try to sit around and rate what I’ve done,” Jeter said before Saturday’s game at Angel Stadium. “I just try to be as consistent as possible.”
And so he was. Jeter got two hits. The New York Yankees won.
That is what he does. That is what the Yankees do.
The L.A. Times makes the case that it’s either Jeter or Manny Ramirez who has signed the best big-money contract in baseball, but the article seems to tend toward Jeter’s consistency being the deciding factor. Tip of the hat to MLB Trade Rumors for pointing out the link.
• If you’re in the mood for some former-Yankees news, Jeff Karstens has been called up to Pittsburgh to try to solve the Pirates rotation woes. He pitched pretty well in his season debut. The Pirates have already sent former Yankees minor leaguer Dan McCutchen back to Triple-A and put Ross Ohlendorf on the disabled list.