Derek Jeter thinks his “temperament would be all right to manage” … but don’t count on it

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With the Yankees in Chicago to play the White Sox the local media asked Derek Jeter what he thinks about former teammate Robin Ventura becoming a manager in his 40s.

Jeter praised Ventura, saying his laid back demeanor is right for the job, but then made it very clear he has no plans to go into managing once he retires:

My temperament would be all right to manage. But I’m not. No. Write that down. I will not manage.

Rarely do truly elite, Hall of Fame-level players get into managing. Jeter as manager with Alex Rodriguez as the hitting coach and Andy Pettitte as the pitching coach could be interesting, though. And maybe make Jorge Posada the bench coach or something. Bring the whole band back together.

Daniel Murphy had microfracture surgery on his right knee

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The Nationals announced today that second baseman Daniel Murphy had surgery on his right knee. The surgery: a debridement and microfracture procedure, which is pretty major.

The team’s comment about Murphy’s prognosis makes it sound major too: “rehab will begin immediately and will progress throughout the offseason.” No timetable. Just that it “will progress.” Well, I’d hope so. Let’s see if he’s ready for spring training.

Murphy hit .322/.384/.543, hit 23 homers and knocked in 93 RBI. Assuming he’s ready for the 2018 season, he’ll ply his trade for a new manager.