Will The Yankees (And Jeter) Be Good Enough?

NEW YORK — We’ll see how he moves. We’ll see how he hits.

It’s hard to believe Derek Jeter can still be the same, not at 39 years old, not after two broken bones in his ankle. It’s hard to believe that by himself he can lift this Yankee lineup from underwhelming to championship level.

But it sure was hard to see how the Yankees were going to keep winning without him.

“We’re better with him here, period,” Yankee general manager Brian Cashman said Thursday morning, just before Jeter’s scheduled 2013 debut against the Royals.

It’s hard to argue with that.

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