This is a very tough choice. All though Jeter bats near the top of baseballs best lineup, giving him a TON of runs, renteria is the better shortstop. A lot of people have high expectations for Jeter after the All Star break but the truth is, he won't get that better. People forget that Jeter still has that shoulder thats nagging him. On the other hand, Renteria is a good offensive shortstop who bats behind Rolen, Edmonds, and Pujols. Plus he steals a few bags too. This year I like Renteria because he will have a HUGE second half along with his team, which tradidionally does well after the all star break. But next year, I would love to have Jeter because of the players the boss might bring in. (Kaz Matsui, Miguel Tejada, Carlos Beltran, Vladimir Guerrero)
Though I agree with those that say they'd rather have Renteria this year, anybody who truly thinks Jeter is overrated doesn't know a @#$% thing about baseball. He scored over 100 runs seven years in a row while driving in at least 70 each year during that span, he has a career batting average of 317 and he has decent power and speed, all this at the short stop position, at which, by the way, he plays superb defense.
And unlike ARod, Nomar and Tejada, and whomever else you care to mention, Jeter has gotten it done in the playoffs, being arguably the best player on a World Series championship team severa times. I'm not saying he's better than ARod and Nomar. I'm just saying you have to put all of that stuff into perspective. Anybody who thinks Jeter is overrated is just a stathead, and I'm not even a Yankees fan.