A .260 hitter without a clutch hit since August 2006 will do just about anything to get on base, especially late when his team is losing and about to drop out of first in the division. But Derek Jeter? Oh wait, Jeter is a .260 hitter these days. Oh well, at least he has fantastic range for a shortstop.
Jeter’s numbers since the start of June, by the way: .238 with five homers, 30 RBIs and on-base and slugging percentages of .320 and .333. Oh yeah, and he’s a free agent after the season. How does a two-year, $4 million deal with Kansas City sound?