5 Players Who Could Replace A Legend

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Sep 25, 2014; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter (2) salutes the fans after the game against the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

The Yankees season has come to an end and, as we all know, the era of the great Derek Jeter at shortstop has also come to a conclusion. Now comes the off-season and everyone and their brother expects the Yankees to spend some big money on two things; a starting pitcher and the one player who has the unenviable task of taking over for Derek Jeter. There are no shortage of options for the organization, and the Yankees would have to be in deep hibernation to not pluck one of the available shortstops off the open market.

So, we know that a newly acquired shortstop will more than likely end up being a part of the Bombers’ squad next season. With such a large selection to chose from the question is not “Will they get a shortstop?” Nope none of that. When the open market has an usually deep market equivalent to that of a Costco bulk sale the question becomes “Who will they get?” Each shortstop has their own respective strengths and weaknesses, and each can provide the Yankees with something special.

So who will the Yankees bring in to take over as the heir to the Captain? What will the new import provide? Can this man provide some big numbers in pinstripes and take up the impossible task of filling in for Derek Jeter? They’ll likely be awaiting the call from the Yankees front office so let’s explore who will be the likely candidate to answer.