Best player

India
December 23, 2006 12:42pm CST
Who do u think is the best player in NY Yankees??
20 responses
• United States
7 Jan 07
I would have to say A- Rod. A- Rod has already been MVP and even had 35 hrs, 120+ RBI last year, which was considered BAD. I think Jeter is Mr. Yankee so every good thing he does is magnified while A- Rod is not looked at as highly. However, A- Rod's numbers are always better than Jeter and though he is having his defensive struggles, don't forget he was a Golden Glove shortstop.
• United States
8 Jan 07
Yeah, I agree that A-rod may not get the credit he deserves, but have you seen his numbers in late-game/clutch/important/whatreallymatterstoyankeesfans situations? This is why I'm going to have to go with Jeter. He always manages to get the base hit or just get on base when it matters most, and that's undeniable.
• United States
21 Jan 07
I agree with thebrainchild. Alex Rodriguez was once a Gold Glove Shortstop. One of the best defensive players in the league not to long ago. The Yankees should have expected Alex Rodriguez to struggle because of the position change. I'm sure if they were to move Jeter to third base he would also have some struggles. When you compare A-Rods numbers to Jeters there is no comparison. A-Rod is by far the better player of the two. Jeter is so overrated its ridiculous.
• United States
8 Jan 07
numbers don't tell the whole story, Jeter makes the team go, best player, no question
@Mike07 (505)
• United States
13 Mar 07
Derek Jeter makes the Yankees be a great team. He's not the most talented player on the team, but he is the best player. Mariano Rivera would my choice for second. The Yankees need to give him another big money contract. He's earned it.
• United States
3 Jan 07
Hands down the best player on the Yankeees is Derek Jeter!
• United States
3 Jan 07
I agree, Jeter is the best, the next zingle digit number to be retired in NY
@tradeku (11)
• Taiwan
4 Jun 07
A-Rod is definitely the best player today. He hit a homerun at the 9th inning, and Yankees beat Red Sox 6-5, won the second victory of this serious games.
@Psychosis (356)
• United States
3 Jun 07
I think the best Yankees player is Jorge Posada. He deserves some recognition since Jeter & A-Rod get so much love.
@azn2jj (20)
• United States
2 Jun 07
Guys, guys, let's be reasonable here. The best player on the New York Yankees talent-wise, offense-wise, is Alex Rodriguez by far. He is a truly rare talent that nobody can match not only just on the Yankees, but in all of baseball. He will surely break a ton of records in baseball, including Barry Bonds' "home run" record. But he's also better at defense than any other Yankee , yes, including Derek Jeter. However, in terms of overall value, I think Jeter is the most important player on the Yankees. He provides leadership and steady offense and defense, as well as that mentality to always win. Jeter is the poster boy for MLB, and as well should be. (He also got ripped off on last year's MVP voting- he should've been the MVP). But best player, it's hard to argue with Alex Rodriguez. He's not the most important player on the Yankees, but their best player.
• United States
16 Mar 07
Like everyone else said, Derek Jeter is the best Yankee. But I think the person who has the most potential is Robinson Cano. He is a great player and will help us win championships in the future.
@buldwgz (1483)
• United States
7 Feb 07
Playing today, Derek Jeter, no doubt about it!
@Zoidz21 (16)
• Puerto Rico
26 Jan 07
I have to agree with pretty much everybody in here. Jeter is definitely the best player on the Yankees. He's consistent and does whatever he can to help the team.
• Australia
18 Jan 07
Every year the Yanks bring in expensive talent and every year the home grown Jeter is the best.
• Romania
17 Jan 07
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• Romania
17 Jan 07
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@imnutz (288)
• United States
17 Jan 07
It has to be Jeter, he is the best there is. 2001 ALDS.
• United States
16 Jan 07
this is a really tough descion for me. I think that jeter is awesome , great gives it his best each and everytime, but even though he is now no longer a yankee id have to say that sheffield is the best.
@Lady_Vincy (1540)
• United States
5 Jan 07
Jeter will always be the best player.
@Janono630 (238)
• United States
30 Dec 06
Jeter is the man at pretty much everything but i also Joba Chamberlin, he is in the farm system but looks very promising
• Taiwan
30 Dec 06
The best position player is definitly Jeter, but the best pitcher in the rotation with the most potential is Chien-Ming Wang and the best prospect is Phil Hughes
• United States
29 Dec 06
derek jeter he's most consistent player they've had in a long time. comes to play day in and day out. bats around 300 every year and has awesome defensive skills.
@Melizzy (1381)
• United States
25 Dec 06
One name, Derek Jeter. Nobody plays short stop better than Derek. He is the epitome of baseball.
@gsen2006 (870)
• India
23 Dec 06
yes, i think.