Brett Gardner is batting .326/.405/.415; .391 wOBA. That's the sixth-best OBP in the AL.
Derek Jeter is at .266/.312/.387; .314 wOBA, and is close to shattering (if he has not already done so) the all-time record for groundouts to the shortstop.
I'm obviously well aware that slumps are part of the game, and I expect Jeter's numbers will be where they should be after all is said and done, but right now he's really hurting the offense. I don't think it would be the worst thing in the world to try Gardner -- still leading the American League in pitches per plate appearance -- as the leadoff hitter and bump Jeet down to the two-hole until he gets his bat going again.
With Grit getting on base over 40% of the time, working the count and not swinging at the first pitch he sees and grounding out to short in every at-bat, it should set a more positive tone for the lineup and hopefully allow Tex and A-Rod to actually get some at-bats in the first inning with less than two outs.