Gotta respond to this one.
Jeter is extremely clutch and not just for his "flip" in Oakland.
The Kamakazee Dive head first onto the stands, against the Bosox, to catch a foul ball while the Sox were starting a rally . He bruised and cut his face and had to leave the game.
Another semi dive in the 1999 World Series against the Braves I think in game 4. Caught a foul ball while in a sprint and then crashed onto the stands.
2001 WS game 4 or 5 against Atlanta. Yanks rally to tie the score and xtra innings or bottom 9th. Jeter hits a opposite field home run to win the game.
2000 WS game 4 or 5. I think the Mets had just won a game and the Yanks were up 2-1 and momentum was shifting to the Mets. Jeter leads off the next game and on his opening at bat he hits a HR. It was 1-0 for most of the game until he got another hit later in the game to score another run. The final score was like 2-1 or 3-2 something like that.
There are so many instances where Jeter had come through with a pivotal play or at bat. So many that Yankee fans tend to take them for granted now. He'll never have the batting stats of Arod, Tejada or Ernie Banks but his intangible quality which makes him special is his knack for being clutch with his glove and at bats. That's what makes Jeter more valuable to the Yanks than Arod IMHO.