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Report Yankees made Jeter even lower offer

Posted on: November 27, 2010 8:40 pm
Edited on: November 27, 2010 8:41 pm
Derek Jeter
The whole idea of a negotiation is that two sides start apart and work toward the middle, but it's starting to look like the Yankees and Derek Jeter started really far apart.

The reported offer the Yankees made to Jeter last week, three years at $45 million, was not the first, according to Ian O'Connor of That was a second, upgraded offer after Jeter rejected a three-year deal for less. I don't know at what point you could say the Yankees tried to lowball him -- $15 million a year is considerably more than Jeter would command in the marketplace judged on strictly baseball terms -- but if they came out at three years for say (and this is pure speculation) $35 million, you can see why Jeter and agent Casey Close would have been taken aback. Especially if, as reported, Jeter was thinking more like six years at $150 million.

Of course, it conveniently leaked late Friday that Jeter never asked for 6/$150, and wants a much more reasonable four or five years at $23-24 million a year. So it appears that maybe the Yankees have come up, and Jeter has come down. Progress!

-- David Andriesen

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Since: Jun 3, 2010
Posted on: November 28, 2010 2:10 pm

Report Yankees made Jeter even lower offer

thesaint, you might want to check the calibration on your sarcasm sensor.

Since: May 22, 2010
Posted on: November 28, 2010 1:19 pm

Report Yankees made Jeter even lower offer

Progress? Much more reasonable? Four years at 23 mil would still be 92 million dollars or about double what the Yankees are currently offering. Five years at 24 mil would be 120 million. So how exactly do these numbers represent progress?

I am tired of reading articles on this subject that spin old news to try and make new stories. Articles that suggest that this is all just a big misunderstanding and the Yanks and Jeter need to hug it out or some such and that they are getting closer. They are not getting closer.  The bottom line here is that Jeter is on the downside of his career and the Yanks know that 15 mil a year for 3 years is already overpaying him so thats as far as they should go. They have made that very clear to Jeter even if his agent is feigning confusion. Jeter has no leverage because his numbers suck and only the most dense fans feel the Yankees are not treating him more then fairly.

Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: November 28, 2010 9:17 am

Report Yankees made Jeter even lower offer

Jeter is worth 4 million a year. The contract offer is simple, 4yrs/$20 mill. Take it or leave it. If Jeter wants to go then the Giants can sign Edgar Renteria who is currently better than Jeter.

Since: Dec 27, 2006
Posted on: November 27, 2010 11:22 pm

Report Yankees made Jeter even lower offer

The Yankees have to pay Jeter what he is worth NOW... and coming off his worst season ever, he isn't worth the money he's asking for... hard to argue that he's worth the $45 million the Yankees are offering

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