The Yankees got hammered yesterday and much of the blame was placed at the limited area which Derek Jeter can now cover defensively. Criticizing Jeter - even justifiably - has turned into an extensive preamble with jock sniffing, laudatory compliments and idol worship. None of that covers the fact that he can barely move at shortstop and is 40-years-old.
Inexplicably, there are still Mets fans who complain about the team not giving Jose Reyes and his oft-injured hamstrings over $100 million so he could be on their disabled list rather than the disabled list of the Blue Jays.
Clayton Kershaw is everything you’d want in a pitcher. But he’s in the first year of his new $215 million contract and already he’s hurt. Maybe teams should explore a new market inefficiency and simply refused to give big money to pitchers completely.