Yes, the eyes of the baseball world are always on Derek Jeter. But as he approaches his 3,000th career hit, he’ll face more scrutiny than ever. Jeter has been tweaking his swing during spring training, working with hitting coach Kevin Long to fix the stride on his front foot, which too often was moving toward the plate instead of the pitcher. Jeter says all this has been overanalyzed, and that making adjustments is something he’s done throughout his career.
You may not be a Yankees fan, but I’m guessing all this means you’re paying attention to Derek Jeter in 2011.
History does not suggest that Jeter will have a great year. But, stranger things have happened…right?