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all the comparisons to Peyton Mann
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NEW YORK -- To Derek Jeter, it was just another day to get ready for spring training. On a minor league field at the New York Yankees complex in Florida, he took batting practice, fielded grounders and chatted with teammates. And then he drove away in his Mercedes, offering no hint that the countdown to his retirement had already begun. Hours later, Jeter alerted the sports world: This will be his final season. "I know it in my heart. The 2014 season will be my last year playing professional baseball," Jeter posted Wednesday in a long letter on his Facebook page. "I have gotten the very most out of my life playing baseball, and I have absolutely no regrets," the shortstop wrote. While it was no secret the team captain was getting close to the end of his brilliant career as he neared 40 -- especially after injuries wrecked him last season -- Jeters announcement caught many by surprise. In fact, some people wondered whether his account had been hacked. But it was quickly confirmed that one of the greatest players in the history of baseballs most storied franchise was serious. A 13-time All-Star shortstop who led the Yankees to five World Series championships, Jeter was the last link to the powerful Yankees teams that won three straight crowns from 1998-2000. Longtime teammates Mariano Rivera and Andy Pettitte retired after last year. "Derek Jeter is Mr. Yankee of his era," Yankees co-chairman Hank Steinbrenner told The Associated Press. "He was the face of one of the greatest teams ever." Jeter was limited to 17 games last season while trying to recover from a broken left ankle sustained during the 2012 playoffs. He hit only .190 with one homer and seven RBIs. "Last year was a tough one for me. As I suffered through a bunch of injuries, I realized that some of the things that always came easily to me and were always fun had started to become a struggle," Jeter wrote. "The one thing I always said to myself was that when baseball started to feel more like a job, it would be time to move forward." "So really it was months ago when I realized that this season would likely be my last. As I came to this conclusion and shared it with my friends and family, they all told me to hold off saying anything until I was absolutely 100 per cent sure," he wrote. "And the thing is, I could not be more sure," he wrote. His agent, Casey Close, said Jeter wanted to declare his intentions before the Yankees start spring training later this week so that his future status wouldnt be a distraction. The Yankees open camp for pitchers and catchers on Friday. Jeter has said hes healthy and ready to go -- at 39, his next birthday is in June. "Derek called me this morning to tell me that he planned to retire following the season," Yankees Managing General Partner Hal Steinbrenner said. Said Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly, a former Jeter teammate: "Im excited for him. Its kind of nice to see him go out on his own terms." Jeter is the Yankees career hits leader with 3,316. Hes ninth on the all-time list; a 200-hit season would put him in fifth place. Jeter is a lifetime .312 hitter in 19 seasons, with 256 home runs and 1,261 RBIs. He has scored 1,876 runs, stolen 348 bases and is a five-time Gold Glove winner. Added up, his numbers put him among the greats in Yankees history, with fans often invoking the names of Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle when mentioning Jeters legacy. But No. 2 is defined by so much more than his numbers. His backhanded flip in the playoffs, his diving catch into the stands, his speech to close old Yankee Stadium and his home run for career hit No. 3,000. An October presence for so many years -- Jeter is a career .321 hitter in seven World Series -- he also became Mr. November in 2001. His winning, 10th-inning homer came shortly after midnight in a Game 4 that began on Halloween. Jeter was the AL Rookie of the Year in 1996, the season the Yankees won their first World Series since 1978 and re-established themselves as a major force. He was the MVP of the 2000 World Series. Commissioner Bud Selig said during his tenure, "Major League Baseball has had no finer ambassador than Derek Jeter." A staple for so long in the Yankees lineup, Jeter missed the first 91 games last year. He felt pain in his right quadriceps when he returned July 11 and again went on the disabled list. Jeter came back for three games but strained his right calf. In early September, he was done for the year. The Yankees will open the 2014 regular season on April 1 in Houston. Their final game is scheduled to be at Fenway Park, against the longtime rival Boston Red Sox. Rivera announced a year in advance that he would retire, and was saluted everywhere he played last season. Jeter is sure to get a similar farewell tour. "I wish everybody does it like that," Rivera told ESPN radio. "I think that would be the right thing for him to do." Jeter wrote that he wants to pursue business and other interests "in addition to focusing more on my personal life and starting a family of my own." "And I want the ability to move at my own pace, see the world and finally have a summer vacation," he said. "But before that, I want to soak in every moment of every day this year, so I can remember it for the rest of my life. And most importantly, I want to help the Yankees reach our goal of winning another championship," he said. Cheap Air Jordan 6 Nz . Johnson shared an update after his surgery Tuesday on Twitter. He also wrote, "now lets get on the grind." The running back told The Tennessean he was having surgery in Pensacola, Fla. Cheap Authentic Jordan 6 . -- Theres nothing like winning to bring hope for a struggling team. http://www.airjordan6nz.com/. 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Wilson has been great this year – running more and more effectively – and Newton is something of a one-man show for Carolina, but the reason I choose Kaepernick is that he has more weapons at his disposal. The 49ers have a running game and a far better class of receivers than either Seattle or Carolina have to offer and having the surrounding pieces is important to maximize value. Fisher: Wilson is the safe choice, Kaepernick is the exciting choice, and Newton is the right choice. I like Wilson’s methodical approach in the run game, but he doesn’t offer quite enough in the pass game. Kaepernick will have big games but also some boneheaded performances that will hurt your team. Newton fits somewhere in between but his proven playmaking ability both through the air and on the ground make him the choice for me.. Hetherington: Based on how the 49ers are using him, I’ll go with Colin Kaepernick. Jim Harbaugh has asked Kaepernick to throw the ball more than ever this year, while not limiting his impact in the running game. Though Newton used his legs for over 100 yards against the Bengals, the 2011 first overall pick has been cautious running the football this season and lacks the explosive weapons in the passing game Kaepernick has. Wilson may be the most developed of this bunch, but his value is limited simply due to the presence of the Marshawn Lynch and the commitment to running the football in Seattle. What is WR TY Hilton’s ceiling with Andrew Luck as his quarterback? Cullen: Eventually, the ceiling ought to be pretty high for Hilton, but it still may be another year or two before he’s really going for big yardage and part of that is the Colts still have other options. Reggie Wayne has been targeted 54 times, only five fewer than Hilton, and both of the Colts’ top receivers only have one touchdown, because TE Dwayne Allen and RB Ahmad Bradshaw are scoring. Hilton’s size may work against him as a red-zone target, which means that even if he puts up a 1,500-yard receiving season, he may be hard-pressed to reach double-digit touchdowns – certainly the case this year, but even for the future. Fisher: Andrew Luuck gets all the comparisons to Peyton Manning, so it’s only fair that Hilton should get compared to Manning’s favourite target from his Colts days, Marvin Harrison.dddddddddddd Hilton deserves it. The third-year receiver won’t put up a 200 point fantasy season this year like Harrison consistently threatened from 1999 all the way until 2006, but as Reggie Wayne continues to age and Indy realizes they don’t need high-end free agent receivers like Hakeem Nicks with Hilton carrying the load, the third-rounder will be among the elite fantasy receivers. Hilton is a stud! Hetherington: As long as Luck remains healthy under centre, the sky is the limit for Hilton. Luck has commanded one of the top scoring offences this season and Hilton appears to be taking the premier role in it. The lone hold back for Hilton is Luck’s commitment to spreading the ball out – seven players have 13 or more catches this season. If Hilton emerges as Luck’s go-to guy, he could emerge as a top-end WR1, but for now I’ll keep him as a high-end WR2, making him a must start each week. Hilton needs to add more touchdowns to become a top-level threat. Is Joe Flacco a QB1? Cullen: Can’t we just ask if Joe Flacco is elite? Ha! When he has a five-touchdown game, sure, the argument can be made for Joe Flacco as QB1, but he’s right on the edge for me. If you’re in a 12-team league, sure he might be a low-end QB1, but probably not in a 10-teamer. It’s a fine line, but I still have a hard time putting him up there, even after a career game. Fisher: Still can’t do it. While Flacco is knocking on the QB1 door after his monster Week 6 performance, I still expect he’ll fall to his middling QB2 numbers of a year ago. Flacco will have a big week from time to time – whether it’s against another defence as incompetent as the Bucs, or maybe his top receiver carries some huge motivation into a game - but there are too many QBs are as good as Flacco at his best every week for the Ravens signal-caller to be considered Top 10. Hetherington: It’s easy to want to buy in to Flacco after his five touchdown performance against the Buccaneers, but Flacco is not a QB1. Flacco’s week-to-week performance is too inconsistent to make him a QB1, instead I see the Super Bowl XLVII MVP as a high-end QB2 who is worth starting in favourable matchups. Speaking of which, Flacco should have another strong day this week against the Falcons, but should not be relied upon as your top QB option every week. 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