In a Sports Illustrated poll surveying 495 players, 10 percent of them voted Derek Jeter as the game's most overrated, according to the Daily News.
“I don’t want to hear about it,” Jeter told the Daily News before trying to help the Yankees extend their winning streak to seven games in Thursday's matinee. “I don’t want to hear about it. I don’t want to talk about it. All negative stuff I don’t want to talk about.”I love Jeter, but I can't argue. He's a very nice player and a great leader, but do you think he'd get as much attention as he does now if he played for Kansas City or Toronto?
Ironically, when SI asked MLB players, “Whom would you pick to build a team around?” in a separate survey last week, A-Rod ranked first and Jeter second.
What's curious is that Alex Rodriguez garnered seven percent of the vote. Excuse me? Rodriguez won the MVP last year (the third of his career) and will likely chase after Barry Bonds' home run record someday. That sounds like 34.65 players are extremely jealous of Rodriguez and his contract.