Bob Klapisch has a piece talking about his belief that Teixeira will be the new Jeter. He's wrong. Nobody can come into a clubhouse at age 29 and become the face of the franchise. Sure, Tex will be a good influence and a nice clubhouse guy. He's clean shaven and polite like Yankees are supposed to be, but he isn't Jeter. He isn't a lifelong Yankee. He didn't earn greatness as a Yankee. He hasn't won a ring. He probably will while he's in New York, but he can't be the next Jeter. Jeter isn't going to leave the Yankees until he's leaving baseball for good.
Posted by Kevin S. at 3:48 PM