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They want to look at A-Rod's contract as a benchmark, even though Jeter is a 36-year-old w/declining defense that was never good and put up a .710 OPS last year.

 

The Yankees were "dumb" to offer him 3 years, $45 Million, and now he's asking for a whole heck of a lot more. Even the guy who denied the 6/150 rumor said merely that it's "less than that." Doesn't seem like too emphatic a statement; it woulda been pretty easy to say "much" less than that or something. Cuckoo, cuckoo.

 

http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2010/11/jeter-yankees-are-80mm-apart.html?utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=twitterfeed

 

Jeter & Yankees Are Far Apart

By Ben Nicholson-Smith [November 26, 2010 at 10:12am CST] 10:12am: Jeter is asking for less than $150MM over six years, according to Jim Baumbach of Newsday (on Twitter).

 

8:06am: Derek Jeter’s representatives are asking for at least $80MM more than the Yankees are willing to offer in negotiations for the free agent shortstop, according to Bill Madden of the New York Daily News. The starting point for Jeter and agent Casey Close was six years and $150MM, according to Madden, who reports that the Jeter camp is not budging from demands for a $25MM annual salary. Alex Rodriguez’s contract “is at the crux of Jeter’s and Close’s stance,� according to Madden.

 

The Yankees have offered Jeter multiple deals, including one that would pay the 36-year-old $45MM over the course of the next three seasons. Close suggested that the Yankees' tactics are "baffling," so Yankees GM Brian Cashman encouraged Jeter and his agent to test the free agent market in search of a more generous deal.

 

Joel Sherman of the New York Post proposes that the Yankees could sign Jeter to a six-year $75MM deal that could become more lucrative if Jeter reaches incentives based on plate appearances. The suggested deal would pay Jeter $20MM per season from 2011-13 and shield the Yankees from the luxury tax.

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Jeter cleary doesnt need the money. Him asking for this much, KNOWING how he regressed this year is a slap in the face to the Yankees. He should be happy with whatever they offered him. He's gonna look stupid if he has to go elsewhere. You don't need the money, take what they give you or you will lost in this situation.

 

Taking the "But I'm Derek Jeter!" approach is a bad idea here. Arrogance and greed.

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7:39pm: Michael S. Schmidt of The New York Times reports that Jeter is seeking a four or five-year deal worth $23-24MM annually according to "a person in baseball who had been briefed on the matter."

 

 

Way way too much.

 

Wow, good, I thought he was being ridiculous. Even Jeter realizes 6/150 is too much; I'm glad the 36-year-old is only asking for 5 years/$120 MM.

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I can't even Imagine what would happen if Jeter left for Boston!

Reverse the Curse?

 

The Curse of the Captain!!!!!!!!!

 

In all seriousness, he's going to be resigned and it will probably be for around 60 MM/3-4 Years.

He's really testing to see how far the Yankees would go and I don't blame him for it, man wants to get money, who wouldn't.

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Jeter's just being smart, if you ask me.

 

I think the two sides will end up somewhere in between the Yankees $15 million dollar offer, and Jeter's $23-24 million dollar asking price. He'll get some more money, just because he's Derek Jeter. He's on the decline and probably no longer productive, but he and his agent certainly aren't stupid. They know it's NY, and they know he's Derek Jeter. The Yankees fanbase would certainly have something to say if Derek Jeter doesn't retire as a Yankee after all the World Series teams he's been a part of for that franchise. He's a fan favorite, and this is a PR deal more than anything else.

 

Jeter, the current player, is probably worth about 5-7 million per year, and that's just because he's a shortstop; there aren't many good shortstops in the big leagues. Most teams wouldn't give him more than a 1 year deal either, I'd bet.

 

He was really bad last year.

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Jeter's just being smart, if you ask me.

 

I think the two sides will end up somewhere in between the Yankees $15 million dollar offer, and Jeter's $23-24 million dollar asking price. He'll get some more money, just because he's Derek Jeter. He's on the decline and probably no longer productive, but he and his agent certainly aren't stupid. They know it's NY, and they know he's Derek Jeter. The Yankees fanbase would certainly have something to say if Derek Jeter doesn't retire as a Yankee after all the World Series teams he's been a part of for that franchise. He's a fan favorite, and this is a PR deal more than anything else.

 

Jeter, the current player, is probably worth about 5-7 million per year, and that's just because he's a shortstop; there aren't many good shortstops in the big leagues. Most teams wouldn't give him more than a 1 year deal either, I'd bet.

 

He was really bad last year.

 

I agree that the most likely scenario is that they meet in the middle at like $18-20 mil a year, but that's still a terrible contract.

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Why does everybody say its Jeter who's this or that when its actually his agent that's the greedy bastard. Jeter is just sitting back and letting his agent do all the talking. That's how it is with every player. It agents that are causing sports salaries to be out of control. Not the players. Its also the owners fault for acquiescing to the agents.

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