Tuesday, August 18, 2009

OK, I Give.

Derek Jeter has been somewhat maligned on this blog. Not so much personally, but moreso as it relates to the media perception of him.

Jeter has been easily the best player and most valuable Yankee this season. He's not the league MVP right now, but he certainly is for the team.

Way to step up, Captain.

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posted by Mr. Faded Glory @ 10:57 PM   8 comments


At 8/19/2009 2:00 PM, Blogger TaggedTruck said...

Jeter is the friggan man, without a doubt. Great average, great OBP, great defense, and great leadership. What an excellent year he is having...

At 8/19/2009 2:41 PM, Blogger Mr. Faded Glory said...

If it weren't for the season Joe Mauer is having (and he's been robbed of two MVPs already) I'd say Jeter would have a shot at his first one.

At 8/20/2009 9:46 AM, Blogger Rex Banner said...

I know you think he was robbed in 06, but what was the 2nd year? 99? 98?

At 8/20/2009 9:58 AM, Blogger Mr. Faded Glory said...


Mauer was still a kid in the '90s.

At 8/20/2009 10:04 AM, Blogger Rex Banner said...

Oh, Mauer's been robbed of 2? I thought you meant Jeter.

At 8/20/2009 2:58 PM, Blogger TaggedTruck said...

Jeter has never finished higher than 2nd in voting for MVP. It would be great for him to get it this year, but right now Tex and Mauer are probably ahead. However, there are 41 games left. If Jeet continues to mash 2+ hits a game and drives in runs, and either of the other 2 players experience a slump, it would be possible for Jeet to get his first MVP. Redemption like no other approaching a contract year would be a nice turn around from his last couple years.
PS: my word verfication is bernie. Nice...

At 8/20/2009 3:05 PM, Blogger Mr. Faded Glory said...

I don;t get all of the Tex love. I mean I GET it in that sportswriters are dumb and look at HR and RBI, but he's not even the MVP of his own team.

Then again, that worked for Morneau.

At 9/03/2009 7:57 AM, Blogger June said...

tex is the shiny new plaything.

excuse me while i retrieve my train of thought


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