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Wednesday July 23rd 2014

6 Reasons Asdrubal Cabrera Should Replace Derek Jeter as Yankees’ Shortstop

a guy who was supposed to be washed up as recently as last season, Derek Jeter is having a solid year in 2012. The New York Yankees' ageless shortstop is hitting .320 with an MLB-high 159 hits.

It's not all roses, though. Jeter is essentially just a singles hitter at this point in his career, and he rates as the worst defensive shortstop in baseball as far as the advanced stats are concerned (see FanGraphs).

There's also the reality that the clock is ticking on Jeter's career. Jeter will likely be finished as a Yankee after the 2014 season, and he could even be finished as a Yankee after 2013 if he chooses not to exercise his option (not likely).

The dilemma the Yankees are facing is that they don't have an heir apparent for Jeter at ...

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