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Jeter: “I will not address how anything feels anymore”

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Mar 23, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Derek Jeter went through basically the exact same workout that he went through yesterday. He did conditioning in the outfield, took batting practice with Francisco Cervelli, then took ground balls at shortstop; first on the infield grass and then on the dirt.

He will, as expected, DH in a minor league game this afternoon.

However, Jeter said he’s finished giving daily updates on the status of his ankle.

“I will not address how anything feels anymore,” he said. “It’s not broke. Some things you’ve got to work through, so it’s really pointless to sit here and say each and every day, ‘How’s it feel? Does it feel bad?’ It’s pointless. Some days are good, some days are bad, but you’ve got to work through it. So that’s what I’m going to do.”

“… I’ll save you guys time. You can go to Lakeland now.”

That’s what I’m going to do. I’m going to skip watching Jeter take a few at-bats at the complex in favor of watching Andy Pettitte pitch against the Tigers.

 
 

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31 Responses to “Jeter: “I will not address how anything feels anymore””

  1. J. Alfred Prufrock March 23rd, 2013 at 11:17 am

    Jete is a piece of work.

    He’s pre-empting any questions about the ankle. Haha! Go Jete!

  2. J. Alfred Prufrock March 23rd, 2013 at 11:20 am

    Adams isn’t a lefty, so I tend to agree, he’s not going to be hooking line drives into the seats much. Like I said, though, this team needs a hitter like Adams more than they do gratuitous pop without much contact, regardless of position.

    Long term, as of right now, Andujar looks like the best example of a 3B with a projectable pop/average/glove combination. But that’s maybe four years out, if all goes extremely well :)

  3. J. Alfred Prufrock March 23rd, 2013 at 11:21 am

    ^^response to yankeefem

  4. luis March 23rd, 2013 at 11:25 am

    Good morning still ;)

    Andujar? What about Dante?

  5. mick March 23rd, 2013 at 11:27 am

    Jete has a lot of Mantle in him. All the good parts.
    Never complains and doesn’t wanna talk about it.
    He’s just a ballplayer, no-nonsense, plain and simple.

  6. Tar March 23rd, 2013 at 11:30 am

    “Does it feel bad?’ It’s pointless. Some days are good, some days are bad, but you’ve got to work through it.”

    Exactly, it’s pointless. It’s going to bother him for probably the whole year.

    Will it keep him out of games? I really, really doubt it. But It might give the “range is everything” (fill in the blank) people some new material.

  7. J. Alfred Prufrock March 23rd, 2013 at 11:33 am

    Hey primo,

    Bichette is in the mix, as is Kevin Duran. They, and Andujar, are all several years away.

    I just personally am more excited by Andujar, so that’s my bias talking. I really like how he looks on video and the reports I have heard on him.

    He’ll be in Charleston (GCL last year, so skipping short season) and I’ll get a chance to see him in May. Hope to finally meet you that month, if you’re coming to NYC. I’m out for awhile. Good to see you and will be back in later :)

  8. Tar March 23rd, 2013 at 11:34 am

    BTW

    Good morning everybody! :D

    Back later

  9. Jerkface March 23rd, 2013 at 11:34 am

    Tar, actually I think its more likely to open the eyes of the ‘getting to balls doesn’t matter’ group as to how misguided they’ve been.

  10. Bronx Jeers March 23rd, 2013 at 11:34 am

    That’s what I’m going to do. I’m going to skip watching Jeter take a few at-bats at the complex in favor of watching Andy Pettitte pitch against the Tigers.

    ——————————————-

    Good. I think most of us would prefer that report anyway.

    When camp opened and we found out Jeter wouldn’t be playing for a few weeks I really thought his chances for being on the Opening Day lineup were like 25%. And him being ready on April 1 would have been nice but its a symbolic victory at best. I mean who really cares?

    Obviously his presence is vital for the teams success (see last seasons ALCS games 2,3,4 for proof) but if the ankle needs a few more weeks to gain strength then by all means he should get it.

  11. RadioKev March 23rd, 2013 at 11:35 am

    Fair enough, Jete, fair enough

  12. jmills March 23rd, 2013 at 11:45 am

    Man,……I need to dust :) hey!, I could burn the books and throw out the CDs which are now apparently obsolete. Have the Jays won yet? ( Keeping me eyes closed until the chosen time )

  13. yankee21 March 23rd, 2013 at 11:47 am

    Jeter is a throwback who would rather play than talk. What is he really going to say day in day out to these guys; “I feel good, I feel great, I don’t feel so great..”

    Bottom line he is a damaged goods, 38 yr old SS with limited range who at this stage even if healthy has limitations. Yet at the same time still so relied upon by the Yankees because of the overall lack of talent position-wise on the roster.

    He is a throwback Yankee for another reason too; despite his age and health he can still actually hit a baseball. Wish Girardi and Cashman would find and field other guys like him.

  14. UtilityMan March 23rd, 2013 at 11:47 am

    I’m here at the complex ill give updates when game starts

  15. UpState March 23rd, 2013 at 11:50 am

    earlier post (something about):

    “…putting all our (NYY) eggs in one basket…”

    What was that driving at ????

  16. jmills March 23rd, 2013 at 11:55 am

    ” What was that driving at? ”

    Those wonderful cardiovascular athletes are getting in tune. NASCAR and F1 – yipeee!

  17. blake March 23rd, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    @NotHankStein: Whenever that little nerd Cashman yammers on about wanting a “big hairy monster” I drop my pants & flash him. He’s all talk. #Yankees

  18. jmills March 23rd, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    Blake, I know u wouldn’t ” actually ” do that ! ( Its the metaphor that counts )

  19. jacksquat March 23rd, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    I agree Derek. Why do interviews at all? Save everyone from the same canned statements you’ve been repeating for over a decade. It’s pointless.

  20. J. Alfred Prufrock March 23rd, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    @NotHankStein: Whenever that little nerd Cashman yammers on about wanting a “big hairy monster” I drop my pants & flash him. He’s all talk. #Yankees

    jmills, Blake may not but “NotHankStein” would!

    LOL GLove, keep it comin’. We need the levity.

  21. blake March 23rd, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    @DanBarbarisi: Yanks officially sign old pal Chien-ming Wang to a minor league deal. Will provide rotation depth in AAA

    Yay

  22. blake March 23rd, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    @NotHankStein: Overheard Cashman say “I grabbed Wang for depth”. God bless that little derelict. He’s got moxie. #Yankees

  23. blake March 23rd, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    @NotHankStein: Are Hal & I worried about the #Yankees? Absolutely not. You’re all so dumb we can dress up bears in pinstripes & we’ll still get your cash.

  24. Tar March 23rd, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    JF

    Tried to sneak that one past you, figured would still be sleeping :D

    When do we get a Cashman parody Glove? :D

  25. Tar March 23rd, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    I guess NotHankStein covers both of them anyway. Hilarious.

  26. J. Alfred Prufrock March 23rd, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    @NotHankStein: Are Hal & I worried about the #Yankees? Absolutely not. You’re all so dumb we can dress up bears in pinstripes & we’ll still get your cash.
    ///

    LMAO. Out Cashing cash, who is a parody of himself, at this point.

    Sorry Cash. I’ll pay $12 and watch the real hitters, at least until you trade them all for Matt Garza :)

  27. J. Alfred Prufrock March 23rd, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    Time to step back out into the sunshine (and wind). Glad I stopped in though – LOL :)

  28. J. Alfred Prufrock March 23rd, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    jmills, check out Jurgen Ziewe. :) Later.

  29. jmills March 23rd, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    Ok Alfred, I’ll add Jurgen Ziewe to the list :) Is he in F1 ? If not, with a name like that he should be. The Prelude turned over after two months BTW.

  30. Against All Odds March 23rd, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    They changed the CBA tax rate from a soft stepping down to a hard reset.

    ———————–

    How important is the hard reset? If I understand it correctly staying under two yrs in a row sets it to zero. If they don’t stay under what happens the following yrs?

  31. Ghostwriter March 23rd, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock March 23rd, 2013 at 11:17 am

    Jete is a piece of work.

    He’s pre-empting any questions about the ankle. Haha! Go Jete!
    ==================

    I feel bad for him. It must be exhausting having to answer the same questions over and over again. It really is a pointless thing to discuss.


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