COMPLEX SAYS: During the mid '90s, Jeter and A-Rod quickly became two of the most popular shortstops in baseball, and seemed quite friendly. Interviews like this one suggested the two were actually quite close off of the field. Then in a 2001 Esquire interview, A-Rod said this about the Yankee captain: "He's never had to lead. He can just go and play and have fun. He hits second—that's totally different than third or fourth in the lineup. You go into New York, you wanna stop Bernie [Williams] and Paul [O'Neill]. You never say, 'Don't let Derek beat us.' He's never your concern." Also, according to author Selena Roberts' book, A-Rod: The Many Lives of Alex Rodriguez, the All-Star's favorite pick-up line was “Who's hotter, me or Derek Jeter?" Pause. They became teammates in 2004, and won a title together in 2009, and things have seemingly gotten better between the two. Winning solves everything. #yeahright