Don't believe that Jeter's defense has improved

Has Derek Jeter really improved his defense this season? Rob remains skeptical about Jeter's ability in the field.

Originally Published: August 8, 2002
By Rob Neyer | ESPN.com

The headline threw me for a loop.

Ever-Improving Jeter Eyes a Gold Glove

This wasn't some rag, some scandal sheet. This was The New York Times. The Sunday Times. The paper of record containing all the news that's fit to print by the Gray Lady herself.

I don't have time to read every newspaper article about baseball that's published, but this one I had to read. About a year-and-a-half ago, I sat down to write a column comparing the great shortstops, and it wound up, mostly, as ...

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