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Friday, February 27, 2009
Jeter's leadership really makes an impact

Writing about Jason Giambi, Bob Klapisch got me to thinking about a certain pinstriped shortstop. …

It's easy to make sport of Jeter's supposed leadership and I've done plenty of that. But you hear and read something enough times and you start to believe it. I think it's really, really easy to make too much of stuff like this -- if he's such a great leader, why haven't the Yankees won a World Series lately? -- but if you want to give Captain Jetes a few bonus points for stuff that doesn't show up in the stats, I'm not going to argue with you. Not that he needs any bonus points to be considered the Yankees' greatest shortstop and a lock Hall of Famer.

(H/T: BTF's Newsstand)