Derek Jeter, Yankees Work Out Differences Over Comments

NEW YORK (WFAN)  — WFAN’s Jon Heyman is reporting that shortstop Derek Jeter and Yankees management have worked out their differences regarding Jeter’s comments on Jorge Posada.

The two sides had a conference call this afternoon where Jeter explained his answers as reported by the media.

The Yankees appear lost at the plate and in the field, mired in a five-game losing streak. Their iconic catcher was involved in a public spat with club management over the weekend after he pulled himself from the starting lineup Saturday.

And, until this afternoon, captain Derek Jeter appeared to be in the Bombers’ doghouse.

Posada sat face-to-face with manager Joe Girardi and general manager Brian Cashman on Sunday, saying simply, “I had a bad day.”

“All the frustration came out,” Posada said, explaining his apology to Yankees brass. “It was just one of those days you wish you could take back.”

The Yankees initially seemed a bit annoyed that Jeter said the issue was resolved and he saw nothing wrong with what his pal did.

“It’s not the first time that someone has come out of the lineup,” Jeter said. “If you need a day, you need a day. … If I thought he did something wrong, I’d be the first to tell him.”

Should the Yankees have expected their captain to chastise Posada for taking himself out of the game? Or was Jeter merely downplaying the situation to protect one of his best friends?

“It’s over, it’s done,” Jeter said. “Joe says if you feel like you need a day, let him know. It’s understandable.”

Is everything alright with the Yankees? Sound off in the comments below…

  • Tom

    Again Yankee brass shows its butt. It proves again, that just because you inhereit daddy’s team, it doesn’t make you a competent owner. The Steinbrenners, Cashman and Levine know very little about running a professional business the right way. The billion dollar profitability line that this francise has endured over the past several decades was a direct result attributted by Mr. George “the boss”, himself. Everyone involved in the Posada circus, did the wrong way (from Joe, Jorge, Cashman, Hank..etc). This should have been handled behind closed doors. Why air out your dirty laundry this way. I really need to be told that there is a special press conference after the game to be held by Posada. And then he says “i needed to clear my head, I had a bad day”. The way they made it sound before the game, i though Posada was retiring, or being traded or was brought up on assult charges. “I needed a break”, requires a special press conference???? They are becoming a real big joke. The Steinbrenners need to fire Levine and Cashman and then sell the team and move on with their lives. They never wanted these responsibilities anyway.

  • Dale Auburn

    Each of them said exactly what their publicists told them to say. Why is this news?

  • Chris

    I agree with Steve. This is something that should have been done behind closed doors. Plain and simple. As for Jeter standing up for him, I don’t see the issue. He’s been with Posada his entire career. This really shouldn’t be an issue, and since Jeter is a relatively private guy, I imagine he was frustrated with this going public. So he made his opinion known. And the Yankees have lost six straight. Big deal, this is baseball, it happens. It’s not even close to the All-star break, geez.

  • revan

    Posada needs to get over himself. He is lucky he is still in the lineup at all. Jeter needs to act like a captain and a leader and support management on this. Only the manager has the authority to decide who is in the lineup on a given day and in what order.

  • Ellen

    Oh put it behind you. It’s a done deal. Let’s not live in the past, and this from a Red Sox fan.

  • Ant928

    Three words…Mental Health Day. Yes yes I know…how can one be stressed out while making millions? The guy is human…let ’em be.

    Now if he only spent all that time in the batting cage… :)

  • steve

    It should have been handled behind closed doors. Girardi is a schowalter crony.And Cashman should not have been on t.v. in the middle of the game commenting on this. Poor judgement on his part.

  • Charluch

    Meet the mets…Meet the mets…I love Mr. Met..Charlie

  • Charluch

    Let’s Go Mets

  • ccole

    IMHO Girardi didn’t handle this right. I think he has a deep seated hatred of Posada (who took over his position as Yankee catcher-of which Girardi wasn’t that good to begin with) and would like him to feel like Girardi felt when he was benched for Posada. Even at Posada’s worst day, he is better than Girardi ever was as a catcher. Girardi isn’t all that as a manager either. Don’t even let me get started on why Jeter should be left alone but isn’t. I really think Girardi dislikes the entire core four ’cause he could never be a part of it.Just sayin’

  • Marisa MV

    Boo Hoo

  • Kyle

    I really have a hard time when people go around bashing Derek Jeter and Jorge Posada. These two players have lead clean personal lives that haven’t stained the Yankees organization, they’ve added 5 championships to the franchise, and they’ve consistently stayed around as loyal Yankees since the 90s! When they’re ready to retire they’ll retire, I’m sure Girardi will be able to determine what’s best for the club. I’m sure it’s not easy being near the twilight of your career after sacrificing a decade and a half of your life to your work and your fans. It probably hurts their egos to perform under expectations

  • Val

    Like Posada said, he had a bad day. Everyone’s entitled to one, and Jeter is just trying to take the focus off the incident and move on to more important things, like trying to win a game. Let it go!

  • jorge's son

    with all the crisis in the us and the world, this is like a pimple on my a$$. lets get real and lower gas prices

  • damookster

    Who cares? How about winning a game?

  • Pete Spaz

    no, jeter’s a big boy, he’s entitled to his opinion..

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