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Derek Jeter: New York Yankees Captain Should Move to Ninth in Lineup

of the greatest players in Yankees and Major League Baseball history, Derek Jeter has carved his legacy batting either leadoff or second in the lineup. Unfortunately for Yankee fans worldwide, the days of Jeter hitting opposite field line drives and delivering in the clutch are few and far between, and in all likelihood soon to be over.

Despite his great achievements and a contract that almost forces manager Joe Girardi to play him high in the lineup, it would be best for the Yankees to bat Jeter ninth. The emergence of Brett Gardner has given the Yankees a capable replacement for Jeter at the top of the lineup.

While Gardner, like Jeter, has struggled at the start of the 2011 season, he has all the qualities of a prototypical leadoff man in the ...

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