along the same idea, shouldn't you're best 3B play 3B. It makes sense to me to ask the superior of the 2 fielders to transition to a new position. if you're saying Jeter's no good at SS, then you'd have to assume he'd be God-awful if he had to learn an entirely new position. Especially a position that's supposedly harder to play than the one he already plays. If you were a pitcher, would you rather have 2 good fielders behind you or one great one and one bad one?
The numbers for Jeter are bad, you can't argue numbers. However, have you seen Jeter play? Do you ever see him botch plays he should make? Hardly ever. Do you ever see him sail a ball over the head of the 1B or into the dugout? Hardly ever. Do you ever see him go to his right, out to the outfield grass, backhand a grounder, jump, spin, and fire a strike to beat the runner at 1st? All the time.
Bottom line, Yankee pitchers are MUCH better off now in the field then they would be with Enrique Wilson, Jeter, and Soriano behind them.
Yanks in '08!