Jeter-Outfield Debate On Fire After Cashman Breakfast

Updated: 1/26/11, 7:58 a.m.

NEW YORK (WFAN) — Will Derek Jeter end his New York career at shortstop?

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman rekindled the old Jeter debate during a question-and-answer session Tuesday morning, while appearing at WFAN’s Breakfast with a Champion, hosted by Mike Francesa.

“I like corner outfielders and corner infielders who have power, so for me, if he’s ever gonna move, it’s probably gonna be a Robin Yount situation,” Cashman said. “We’ll deal with it when we have to.”

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Yount moved from shortstop to center field in the 1980s while playing for the Milwaukee Brewers.

Cashman also said that he would “be surprised” if Derek finishes at shortstop, but quickly added that “Jeter’s our shortstop, period.”

“I know he’s working hard to put himself in that position,” Cashman said.

Cashman later told the New York Daily News that moving Jeter “is not something that we are considering.”

“It’s certainly not something that should be a blown-up viral discussion,” Cashman told the Daily News. “I was responding to a question about the speculation about him moving possibly to third base and Alex going to DH. And I said, in my mind, his athletic abilities translate better to the outfield.

“But that is not something we are considering and not something we have talked to Derek about. He’s our shortstop. End story.”

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Other notes from Cashman’s appearance:

– Andy Pettitte has still not committed to New York.

– Joba Chamberlain will remain in the bullpen, even if Pettitte retires.

– According to Cashman, the Boston Red Sox are a better team… right now.

– Mariano Rivera is the best Yankee Cashman has ever seen.

Were you at the breakfast? Do you think Jeter will end up in the outfield? Sound off in the comments below…

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  • Bob

    first of all Yount moved to SS because the team needed a CFer back then and was one of the best athletes of his time as is Jeter…the yanks do not need a CFer…but i could see Jeter move to LF…BTW if we saw griffey one of the best to play CF prior to retiring so how well could Jeter make a move there at this age…sure he can chase flies…but what about covering left and right centerfield too…

  • Phyllis

    I do not feel sorry for Jeter. He has plenty of money. Tell Jeter it happens that’s life and get over it. It happens in all industries. He should retire gracefully not kicking and screaming. He will survive.

  • Kathy from CT

    I think what you see is self-confidence in Jeter. We all have egos….you’re using the word incorrectly. Jeter’s earned the right to have a big house and all tht goes with it! Grow Up!

  • Scott

    Jeter is what is great about baseball! He is a true champion!

  • Maureen

    As a Yankee fan, He should have retired last year…He’s milked millions from the Yankees..It’s a younger man’s game now..

    Check out Jete’s house on Davis Island in Tampa..It’s three Best Buys rolled into one..That will give you an idea the size of Jete’s ego..

    • popeyeyank

      Jeter was third in the MVP voting the year before last. Yea, he should really think about retirement..Haha!

  • michael smith

    I was at the breakfast today i went with my father we had a great time,I also got mike francesas autograph.It was a real treat big thanks to the FAN they made this affordable for me i had a great time.Brian Cashman was very candid with the audience.The thing i love about the FAN is they take care of the loyal fans by doing thing like this.

  • sean

    I wonder if he asked “Cash” about “Gardy” and “Grandy”.

  • Peter W. Russo

    The game has to be played on the field.

  • dabooch

    Shakey-Shakey, when the balls trickle through the infield at alarming rates, Jeter will experience the same fate as on Jorge` Delarossa Possada.

  • Mark A.

    He will retire before moving from shirtstop

    • Cliff

      I agree completely with Mark A. Jeter will retire in 2 years. His ego is too big to move to another position.

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