Yanks President Expects Jeter, Rivera Back

Yankees president Randy Levine was quoted last night on impending free agents Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera:

"We don’t negotiate in public, but I would find it highly, highly unlikely if both of them were not back with the Yankees.  Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera are the Yankees."

The comment came from a New York Times session, as reported by Benjamin Kabak of River Ave. Blues.  Kabak notes that despite the pledge to avoid public negotiation, the Yankees may have already reduced their leverage.

Levine and GM Brian Cashman also touched on their approach toward Japanese scouting, the draft, and other topics, so be sure to check out Kabak's summary.


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62 Comments on "Yanks President Expects Jeter, Rivera Back"


fitz
5 years 2 months ago

Shocking.

Ferrariman
5 years 2 months ago

what an earth shattering deduction. can’t say i saw that coming.

aap212
5 years 2 months ago

Weird to see Randy Levine’s name. Normally he’s just Murray Chass’ unnamed source with the Yankees.

Lets_Go_Red_Sox
5 years 2 months ago

I cant wait to see what kind of albatross of a contract they give jeter, they cant ( unless jeter takes less ) give him less than arod per year, can they?

BentoBox
5 years 2 months ago

Yes they can.

Lets_Go_Red_Sox
5 years 2 months ago

but will they?, hes the ” yankee captain ” and has almost as many HR as
arod this year, same average also, I dont know i think jeter says he wants
arod money, and I dont blame him he means every bit as much to that team as
arod does

ReverendBlack
5 years 2 months ago

I’d be shocked.

Lets_Go_Red_Sox
5 years 2 months ago

be shocked if he took less?

Guest
5 years 2 months ago

he isn’t getting ARod money. Less, let’s just put it at that.

Lets_Go_Red_Sox
5 years 2 months ago

I’m not saying on a 10 year contract, just on a per season rate, I have a
VERY hard time seeing him taking less per season than arod

5 years 2 months ago

Well maybe since you’re a Sox fan you aren’t really in touch with reality when it comes to the Yankees? Jeter isn’t going to make ARod money, in years OR in annual salary. They are two different players, contracts will be signed at different times and at different ages. Jeter can demand whatever he wants but Yanks aren’t going to pay a stupid contract just because it’s him. Besides, one reason Jeter has the reputation he does is that he doesn’t do ridiculous things like try to one-up a teammate salary wise. He’s not going to care how much he makes in relation to ARod. In general teams and players don’t operate that way. They do use other players salaries as benchmarks, precedent etc… but they don’t base how much they want solely on how much one of their teammates make (usually, unless they are selfish). Jeter certainly won’t do that.

Lets_Go_Red_Sox
5 years 2 months ago

I’m not saying on a 10 year contract, just on a per season rate, I have a
VERY hard time seeing him taking less per season than arod

Guest
5 years 2 months ago

he isn’t getting ARod money. Less, let’s just put it at that.

ReverendBlack
5 years 2 months ago

If he demanded and received more.

ReverendBlack
5 years 2 months ago

If he demanded and received more.

Lets_Go_Red_Sox
5 years 2 months ago

be shocked if he took less?

ReverendBlack
5 years 2 months ago

I’d be shocked.

Lets_Go_Red_Sox
5 years 2 months ago

but will they?, hes the ” yankee captain ” and has almost as many HR as
arod this year, same average also, I dont know i think jeter says he wants
arod money, and I dont blame him he means every bit as much to that team as
arod does

Guest
5 years 2 months ago

and they will…
3 year/65m maybe?

Guest
5 years 2 months ago

and they will…
3 year/65m maybe?

BentoBox
5 years 2 months ago

Yes they can.

Lets_Go_Red_Sox
5 years 2 months ago

I cant wait to see what kind of albatross of a contract they give jeter, they cant ( unless jeter takes less ) give him less than arod per year, can they?

ReverendBlack
5 years 2 months ago

It’s a stupid position to take, but it’s always openly been their position.

ReverendBlack
5 years 2 months ago

It’s a stupid position to take, but it’s always openly been their position.

redsandyanksfan
5 years 2 months ago

i say they should do 4 years for 70-80 million, honestly he isnt going to get a-rod money nor is he going to ask for it he wants to stay out of the media not be in the spotlight by demanding arod money he will get his

redsandyanksfan
5 years 2 months ago

i say they should do 4 years for 70-80 million, honestly he isnt going to get a-rod money nor is he going to ask for it he wants to stay out of the media not be in the spotlight by demanding arod money he will get his

scottandwtb
5 years 2 months ago

Red Sox should scoop ’em both up. :)

Lets_Go_Red_Sox
5 years 2 months ago

thats the day I stop watching baseball, lol

gigantes2425
5 years 2 months ago

i think i’d lose all respect for jeter like i did with damon when he signed with the yankees.

gigantes2425
5 years 2 months ago

i think i’d lose all respect for jeter like i did with damon when he signed with the yankees.

5 years 2 months ago

rolf, yeah I can understand the feeling but the Sox would probably be a better team with those two, that can’t hurt can it? I’m betting you’d learn to like them soon enough. I had the same problem when the Cubs signed Jim Edmonds a few years ago but eventually that went away and he was just another Cub player.

Lets_Go_Red_Sox
5 years 2 months ago

I dont know man after sooooooooooo many years of heartbreak and hatred, I
just dont think I could ever root for them

ReverendBlack
5 years 2 months ago

I could totally root for Jeter. Hell, I root for Jeter now. Not sure how anyone can hate him.

Lets_Go_Red_Sox
5 years 2 months ago

thats the day I stop watching baseball, lol

scottandwtb
5 years 2 months ago

Red Sox should scoop ’em both up. :)

TwinsVet
5 years 2 months ago

Stories like this are just going to make it ALOT harder for Yankee fans to deal with Jeter playing for Boston next year.

TwinsVet
5 years 2 months ago

Stories like this are just going to make it ALOT harder for Yankee fans to deal with Jeter playing for Boston next year.

YanksFanSince78
5 years 2 months ago

Yeah, I would suggest 4/$80 mil plus incentives based around hit totals, Yankee records and runs scored lifetime. I honestly think the Yanks would be too embarassed to offer less than $20 mil and Jeter too embarassed to ask for A-Rod money.

YanksFanSince78
5 years 2 months ago

Yeah, I would suggest 4/$80 mil plus incentives based around hit totals, Yankee records and runs scored lifetime. I honestly think the Yanks would be too embarassed to offer less than $20 mil and Jeter too embarassed to ask for A-Rod money.

$3513744
5 years 2 months ago

$500mil for 10 years minimum

$3513744
5 years 2 months ago

$500mil for 10 years minimum

ReverendBlack
5 years 2 months ago

Sounds about right. Now what’ll they give Jeter?

$3513744
5 years 2 months ago

now i know a lot of people aren’t going to think it’s enough, but i think jeter should be the first billion dollar player. minimal 40 year deal.

ReverendBlack
5 years 2 months ago

Sounds about right. Now what’ll they give Jeter?

Sampsonite168
5 years 2 months ago

Wouldn’t surprise me if Jeter already had a handshake agreement with the Yanks despite what they’re saying about not negotiating until after the season.

Sampsonite168
5 years 2 months ago

Wouldn’t surprise me if Jeter already had a handshake agreement with the Yanks despite what they’re saying about not negotiating until after the season.

Yankees420
5 years 2 months ago

3-4 years at 18-20MM per for Jeter, depending on how long he wants to play, and a 2/25MM deal for Mo. Also, if I’m Cashman, I’d do an under the table agreement that gives Jeter stock in the franchise to make sure he stays a Yankee for life.