Quick hit: Jeter to begin rehab assignment tomorrow

Well, what do you know? Derek Jeter will be playing shortstop this weekend in Scranton.

This is pretty aggressive and a slightly shocking development. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I’m very excited about this and cannot wait for Jeter to return but I’m surprised he will be with Scranton this soon. He’s scheduled to play five innings.

See? He’s automatically better than A-Rod already because he’s starting in Triple-A and he’s playing five innings, not three. (Yes, that was sarcasm but I’m looking forward to seeing which members of the media will twist this into something that paints A-Rod in a bad way.)

Stacey is co-Editor-in-Chief of It's About The Money, co-host of the It's About The Money, Stupid podcast and is a monthly contributor to ESPN's SweetSpot Blog. She is a former contributor at Aerys Sports and High Heat Stats. She has contributed to group projects at Baseball: Past And Present and the Hall of Stats. Her work has appeared in USA Today's Sports Weekly and most recently, she wrote four pieces for Derek Jeter: Celebrating the Yankees' Captain Clutch, a magazine printed by i5 Publishing.