Derek Jeter holds ‘State of the Captain’ address in Tampa

[postimg url=”http://static.ready2beat.com/files/images/main/baseball/de/derek_jeter_holds_state_of_the_captain_address_in_tampa_020205.jpg”]Derek Jeter held his annual “State of the Captain” press conference on Sunday, addressing a wide range of topics before the Yankees took the field for their first full-squad workout. Here are some of the highlights:

On whether he felt disrespected by the Yankees this winter: “No. We’ve been down this path. From day one, the ultimate goal was to be here. I’m here and I’m happy about it.”

On whether the contract drama gave him renewed energy: “I wouldn’t say renewed. I’ve always been pretty good at separating year to year, whether it’s a good year or a bad year.[link url=http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/yankees/2011/02/20/2011-02-20_derek_jeter_holds_state_of_the_captain_address_in_tampa_talks_about_red_sox_yank.html]

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