Derek Jeter and Jorge Posada will take a wait-and-see approach when it comes to commenting on Joe Torre's controversial new book.
Their answers, or, more accurately, non-answers, were reported by The Associated Press, which also quoted former Yankees such as coach Don Zimmer, first baseman Tino Martinez and manager Buck Showalter.
"To be quite honest with you, people were saying this and saying that," Jeter told the AP. "Then all I hear is people saying, 'Wait until you read the book.' To be fair to everyone, I think you have to wait to see what's in it first and then give Mr. T an opportunity to address it."
Posada had similar things to say.
"I've got to find out what it's all about," Posada said. "You really can't comment on something that you don't know. I have no idea right now. I've got to read it. It's a matter of time for us to sit down and read it, and talk to Joe."
"It gets to a point where it seems like we're always talking about the same thing," Jeter told the AP. "It seems like every year at this time it's the same questions about the same things. I think everyone is eager to get to Spring Training and start playing on the field."Am I the only one who thinks the both of them will try to avoid this subject as much as possible?
As far as Zimmer, Showalter, and Tino, they had this to say:
"When I look at the book, then I’ll know," Zimmer said. "Sometimes you hear things that Joe said, and I don’t believe all of it. He might have said some things. That’s what sells the book. But you can’t believe everything you hear. You have to read the book."This book seems to be a surprised to even the guys who played for him.
Former major league manager Buck Showalter isn’t sure he’d want to write a revealing book about his days in baseball.
"I’d have to make up my mind that for sure I wasn’t going back on the field before I ever wrote one," Showalter said. "I have feelings about it. Obviously I haven’t done it. There’s a certain privilege to having those jobs that you have to live up to."
Former Yankees first baseman Tino Martinez, currently an assistant to general manager Brian Cashman, didn’t expect his former manager would write a book.
"It caught me off guard. I was little surprised Joe would write a book," Martinez said. "I loved playing for Joe Torre. I know we all did. You have to read the book, and I haven’t read it."