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Just a case of Cashman being Cashman

Is comment on Derek Jeter agenda-driven? Puh-lease -- GM simply told truth, again.

Updated: January 26, 2011, 7:25 AM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

Brian Cashman said he would be "surprised" if Derek Jeter was still the New York Yankees' shortstop by the end of his new contract four years from now.

Frankly, so would I. And so would you.

So what is all the fuss about?

Shortstop, traditionally, is a young man's position, and by baseball standards Jeter, 36, is no longer a young man. He is already older than any starting shortstop not named Omar Vizquel, and there have only been a handful of shortstops ...

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