Here is a quick look around the Yankee Universe as you -- and I -- prepare for the Labor Day Weekend.
- ESPN has a feature running in which you can rank your all-time Yankees. How high does Derek Jeter go on that list?
- Speaking of Jeter, Bob Klapisch looks at Jeter's future with the Yankees. He comes to the obvious conclusion -- no way the Yankees can let Jeter finish his career in a different uniform.
- Jeter is about to pass Lou Gehrig as the team's all-time hits leader. The New York Times has a wonderful look back at the final days of Gehrig's playing career.
- Whether the Joba Rules have anything to do with it, Joba Chamberlain has not been pitching well. Mark Feinsand wonders if Chamberlain will pitch his way out of the post-season rotation. Pete Abe has the ugly numbers, and a quote from Manager Joe Girardi.
He is 1-3 with a 7.96 ERA in his last six starts. Opponents have hit .330 against him.
"I still really believe in him and I think at the end of September you’re going to see a guy throwing the ball well," Girardi said. "We have to get him back to where he was and we believe what we’re doing is going to get him back there. What we’re doing right now isn’t going to last forever."
Alfredo Aceves thankful for opportunity with Yankees.