Originally posted by scacchipazzo
Crybaby athletes like him are a disgrace indeed. He is overpaid, no longer performs and frankly, I am glad the Yankees are stuck with a sore SOB who will likely bring them down a notch! I also hope they sign Cliff Lee and rid us of another crybaby who failed to perform at crunch time!
This statement really shows how little you know about "THE GAME".
Your argument is based on a dollar figure of an athlete's salary, but in this day and time, Derek Jeter is part of a dying breed.
The guy is aging, true...but who isn't (only the dead is the correct answer).
But, what Derek Jeter does do that most do not is he shows up, prepared for work everyday.
He keeps his mouth shut and his nose clean.
He does the job he was paid to do.
He is a leader among men, and believe me, he IS a leader.
He plays hurt and doesn't cry about it.
He doesn't make excuses for poor play or for losing.
He takes the game seriously.
He NEVER is an embarrassment to the game.
He is one of the first guys you would hear EVERY manager in MLB say they would want on their team.
He doesn't look for headlines about his accolades.
The guy carries himself with absolute class....EVERY day.
Is he worth this kind of money?
You bet your ass he is!!!
I am not a Yankee fan either. But I KNOW baseball and I know PLAYERS.
Derek Jeter is the player that A-Rod aspires to be but cannot, because A-Rod is all about A-Rod. Jeter is about the Yankees.
For all of the sweat, blood, and leadership the guy has provided to the Yankees, yeah, I can fully understand why he would be pissed that Cashman tried to lowball him.
IF George were still alive, Cashman might be fired.