Monday, May 5, 2014

Slumping Jeter Dropping Down Empire's Order?

The Great Magical Mystery Farewell Tour isn't exactly going as planned. Derek Jeter is hitting .240 so far this year—and it's a really feeble .240. For example, he collected just three extra base hits in all of April. This past Friday, he chipped in with the first 0-for-7 game of his career. According to ESPN Stats & Info, going into yesterday's game, Jeter was hitting just .220 on fastballs above 91 MPH. His bat is slow and weak. And now, the wags in the New York media are starting to call for Joe Girardi to drop Jeter in the order—some even suggesting ninth. Hey, at least he's got range at short—uh, never mind.