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A-Rod and Jeter Top Most Overrated Player List

Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter both play for the most popular franchise in sports, both have multi-million dollar contracts and both have Hollywood actress girlfriends.

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They both have something else in common as they have been named two of the most overrated players in baseball according to a survey among 185 major league players by Sports Illustrated.

A-Rod Tops the list with 18 percent of the vote. Jeter came in third in the poll with 7 percent of the votes. Who came in second you ask? Believe it or not, another Yankee Player, Relief Pitcher Joba Chamberlain.

“I’ve been on this list before. I think it will be like that for the rest of my career,” A-Rod said in response to his designation as most overrated.

Jeter was more circumspect.  “I’ve got no comment on anonymous polls,” the shortstop told the New York Daily News.

I can understand the reason for A-Rod being on the top of this list, he has been hyped for years and only one time really came through in the post-season.  Joba could have been the next Mariano Rivera, but Yankee management had to mess with him to try and make him a starter, it messed with his head and hasn’t been the same since. Jeter I totally disagree with. He has been Captain Clutch for years for the Bombers. He has broken so many Yankee records and has numerous championship rings. I don’t know how anyone like that can be considered overrated.

So what do you think of this list? Do you agree with the results?

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