Hmm, you have provided the worst cases when discussing the people around Jeter and the best around Reyes.
jeter would be just as noticed on the Royals as Reyes would be.
If the Yankees had Reyes, their fans would be in love with him.
Jeter is a very good offensive shortstop. however, both his runs and RBIs are partially a factor of having people around him.
It's much easier to be clutch with a bunch of players on base.
Sheffield, Williams, Matsui, Giambi, Cano, Rodriguez (who wasn't even on your list) and Posada.
Also, Reyes was playing second, not because of him, but because of their desire to put Kaz Matsui at SS
However, obviously you want an argument for Jeter.