Derek Jeter responds to Carlos Correa’s comments: ‘I didn’t think much about it’

Derek Jeter was asked Friday about Carlos Correa’s recent comments on Jeter’s fielding. 

Correa appeared to bash Jeter during an appearance this month on the “Me Gustan Los Deportes” podcast, with the free-agent shortstop saying (translated from Spanish) “Derek Jeter didn’t deserve any of the Golden Gloves he won.” Jeter told The Miami Herald’s Craig Mish he knew Correa said something but “didn’t think much about it.”

“It doesn’t even warrant a response. I mean, I could go a lot of different directions about it,” a smiling Jeter told Mish.

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Correa, who earned his first Gold Glove in 2021, made his comments on a podcast with former MLB infielder Carlos Baerga. He referenced Jeter’s career minus-162 defensive runs saved total in discussing the fielding award. Correa led MLB shortstops this year with 20 DRS (revised from 21 DRS) and hasn’t posted a negative figure in the category since debuting in the majors in 2015. 

Jeter was awarded five Gold Gloves during his 20-year career as a shortstop with the Yankees. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2020. He has been a part-owner and the CEO of the Marlins since 2017. 

Correa is a free agent who reportedly can expect a $300 million contract with his next club. According to The Athletic’s Jim Bowden, Correa is in conversations with the Yankees, but he was spotted having brunch with Tigers manager A.J. Hinch on Thursday in Houston, where Hinch spends the offseason. Hinch managed Correa with the Astros from 2015-19.

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