I feel so bad for Jeter. You know the kid wants to be on the field in the worst way.
Has to be difficult for him to watch these games. A helpless feeling I’m sure.
Get that ankle well Jeter and prepare for the 2014 season.
Yankees are going to need you!!!
blake September 11th, 2013 at 4:25 pm
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Cashman: “This was a much more difficult rehabilitation situation than we ever expected.”
how could they be caught off guard by this? It took Adams almost 2 years to make it back to full strength from a similar injury
C’mon, give the man a break already.
Don’t act as if medicine is an exact science.
How often did we hear or read Jeter’s comments about how great he was feeling, how close he was to returning, etc…
If I tell you my ankle feels well, then you are going to assume I am fine and have crossed
a major hurdle in my rehab.
The second break had me worried the ankle would become a chronic problem. The Yanks must have been worried about that as well. But they psychologically can’t pull the trigger on permanently replacing the Captain.
Obviously this was coming after the Ryan deal. That ankle just took way too much abuse last season. Glad I got to see that Jete game this year. I had a feeling I wouldn’t see him on the field again with Alex and Mo…
Wave Your Hat September 11th, 2013 at 4:30 pm
“If I tell you my ankle feels well, then you are going to assume I am fine and have crossed
a major hurdle in my rehab.”
No, I wouldn’t make any such assumption if I was running a multi-billion dollar business.
If my name is Jeter, I think I get special treatment. I’ve earned that right.
Even still, very unfair to criticize the team. If anybody deserves blame it should be Jeter
for being stubborn and practically forcing his way back to the field.
It took Adams 2 years to return after his ankle injury and he is 26 years old.
The most important thing about your post is the info about age. Adams was 24 years old when he broke his ankle and had a long time to recover. At 26 he can still play for close to a decade. Jeter was 38 years old when he broke his and, not only is the rehab tougher at that age but, Jeter doesn’t have many years left. If this doesn’t make him strongly consider retirement then he is just fooling himself.
The way the game is today, loyalty is a rapidly fading trait.
That being said, the Jeter situation is extremely delicate. The Yankees absolutely can’t count on a soon to be 40 year old SS playing every day next season. And yet Jeter may find that if he plays hardball with the team that the fan base will side with the team. The media will always be against the Yankees. They are irrelevant.
Just add this to the list of problems for next season.
Get that ankle well Jeter and prepare for the 2014 season.
Yankees are going to need you!!!
WTP, you are right as the Yankees may need him, but Father Time may have other plans for our captain. Can Nunez improve in the field to take Jeter’s place is another question? Nunez offense at short is good enough for that position, and he should never be compared to Jeter. After Gehrig retired, the Yankees did not have a home run hitting first basemen throughout the 1940′s, and they still won championships. Just like Gehrig, we may never see the likes of Jeter again.
Why are the Yankees so afraid to tear themselves apart from the core four( really 3 with Posada already gone)? It was a great run while it lasted but just like anything else time goes on. The Yankees were the Yankees before they got here and will continue to be(hopefully) way after they’re gone. No need to feel bad for a group of players who experienced so many highs in their careers. Just be glad you got to see them play and be excited for the great players that will inevitably follow them.
Wave Your Hat September 11th, 2013 at 4:51 pm
“I am not going to prejudge what Jeter will be like next spring.”
You and I don’t have to, but the Yanks need to know in December when shortstops are available.
Sounds like Dr Andrews has a plan for Jeter and you can get Jeter’s rehab will start as soon as possible.
Give the man a few months to strengthen the ankle and he’ll be ready to take the field
Let me tell you this: Loyalty in this game does not mean much. There will come a day when
Jeter will retire or forced out by the Yankees and when that day comes, I will completely
understand the situation.
Jeter cannot play forever. He will either retire gracefully or the Yankees will be forced
to tear the uniform off his person.
trisha – true pinstriped blue September 11th, 2013 at 4:57 pm
I’m not surprised about Jeter. My guess is that he never came back fully healed anyway
been saying that for a long time
Jeter to the DL is the corresponding move on the 40-man to add Ryan. Last night the announcement said the corresponding move would be announced today. I’d have to think this is it. And I think if someone replaces a person who goes on the DL, they can be included on the post-season roster, if there is a post-season.
I thought Nix played SS surprisingly well this year, but I don’t see him as the full time shortstop.
This is a huge issue. Coming back from two consecutive broken ankles is hard enough, I would think, but to do it at age 40, when essentially you haven’t played for a year (note everyone is saying ARod couldn’t come back if he sat out a year at age 39), and when you can’t even be sure the ankle itself is fully healthy, wow. I can’t see the Yanks just assuming Jeter can do it.
From To Ages AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS BA OBP SLG
Crosetti 1932 1948 21-37 6277 1006 1541 260 65 98 649 792 799 114 90 .245 .341 .354
Dent 1977 1982 25-30 2163 229 518 81 10 27 209 174 147 4 6 .239 .295 .324
Jeter 1995 2007 21-33 7082 1329 2250 368 53 188 896 738 1223 256 69 .318 .390 .464 3 Gold Gloves
Kubek 1957 1965 20-28 4167 522 1109 178 30 57 373 217 441 29 23 .266 .303 .364
Michael 1968 1974 30-36 2405 205 561 79 10 12 204 215 356 21 15 .233 .296 .289
Peckinpaugh 1913 1921 22-30 4555 670 1170 174 53 36 428 508 457 143 43 .257 .334 .342
Rizzuto* 1941 1956 23-38 5816 877 1588 239 62 38 563 651 398 149 58 .273 .351 .355
I did not see Honus Wagner as some of you would not believe, and in my book, Jeter is the best that I have ever seen not only on the Yankees at shortstop but on any team. Nunez can hit as well as any of the other shortstops if he can handle the field.
I fear that we may have seen the last of the Captain, at least as a player. With Mo and Andy probably gone too, I really wonder if Jeter will come back. What a lousy way for his career to end.
The Yankees never should have had him back on the field until he could go full speed without worries.
Meanwhile the Royal beat the Indians today, so a win by the Yankees and a win by the sux would make it pretty much a four way dead heat for the second wildcard spot. And the Pirates are beating the Rangers 7-5 so it might soon be five teams fighting for two wildcard spots.
Jeter simply didn’t look right physically. It is wrong to put him out there. No one know how much he can bounce back.
He will give it all he has, but unless the team is willing to go with Nunez all next year, they should add someone, but it is ticklish. They would never replace him until he shows next year he can’t do it. I see an addition of a utility guy who can play short or Nix as the fall back to Nunez.
It’s a shame for Derek Jeter and for all Yankees fans to see him virtually lose a full season in this way.
I’m not surprised at all by this-it was pretty obvious last week that he was hurting and most other players would have taken themselves out of the lineup much earlier (or not even tried to play). That is a testament to the drive and a champion’s mentality that only the true icons of sport have in their bodies.
I hope he either fully recovers to the point where he can be a 100% version of a 40 year old Derek Jeter or retires.
I think Jete is one of those guys who won’t accept anything less than his best, if he can’t get there next spring he will hang them up and never look back.
Yeah I researched that last night. The move to get Ryan was pretty obvious that this was a serious problem with Jeter.
Just heartbreaking, but we will try and motor on. Nothing else we can do. Jeter will be back next year for sure, as long as he can get healthy. But the time is obviously coming soon when Jeter won’t be a Yankee whether that be in 2 years or 3 or whatever. Just have to write this season off for him.
I still think we can make it with what he have minus Jeter. It’s not going to be the same and it’s going to be that much more difficult, but it’s possible.
How many 0fers for Ryan before fans start begging for Nunez to be put back in there? Guy isn’t better than Nunez don’t care how good a fielder he is. Nunez should be in there for rest of season. I just hope this is a 1 game thing and Giaradi doesn’t grow enamored of him like he did with Nixie.
September 11, 2013 at 5:06 pm
Crushing… Still hoping that he might have a chance for post season. Post season with no Jeet just wont be the same.
Cash said no; the whole point of DLing him is to make sure he is shut down and they are not tempted nor is Jeet tempted to try to play. He just needs healing time.
Pruf, yes, I thought that as I looked on the field at the Thursday RS game. I made sure to feel deep appreciation. Just had an ominous feeling.
Tidrow, I am leaning that way as in a bandbox in Baltimore, I want as much offense as we could get. The Yankees decided to concentrate on Nunez playing short because moving him around was not working for him. His numbers are good for a shortstop, and I dare not mention 2nd base because in my mind, our superstar, Cano, will be under contract for many years. I hope!