Poll: Derek Jeter’s Next Contract

Derek Jeter will presumably re-sign with the Yankees this winter and even though he's having a down-year by his lofty standards, the Yankees don't intend to "play hardball" when their shortstop hits free agency this winter, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Understandably, they'd prefer not to bicker with their captain and are prepared to pay him.

Jeter has a .264/.331/.372 line in 2010. It's acceptable for a durable shortstop, but he has never posted lower batting, on base, or slugging averages in a full season. The stats aren't there this year, but Jeter did have an excellent season at the plate in 2009. The 36-year-old is 103 hits away from reaching 3,000 for his career and provides the Yankees with value as an iconic, marketable player. Let's make some predictions:

How much guaranteed money will Derek Jeter sign for?

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23 Responses to Poll: Derek Jeter’s Next Contract Leave a Reply

  1. He wants 4/84 in OOTP11 lol

  2. See, there’s dollars, and then there’s Yankee dollars.
    On the free agent market, Jeter might get $ 10 to 12 million a year for two years.
    With the Yankers, he’ll triple that amount.

  3. Matt 5 years ago

    4 years 15 million each.

    • A 4/60 offer wouldn’t surprise me. Even though I know he won’t want to take a pay cut (who would?). But maybe he’ll realize his value on the open market isn’t nearly as high as it is in the “yankee market”. The yankee’s can still market jeter because of his longevity and everything he has done on the field (and not done off the field), and with him approaching 3,000 hits.

  4. I’m hoping for something like 3/45, but he’ll probably get something like 4/80 :/

  5. vtadave 5 years ago

    Pretty sure Arod is signed through age 42, so Jeter will get at least 5/100 with a vesting option.

    • CitizenSnips 5 years ago

      Is this the same universe where Gary Matthews Junior wins an MVP?

      • vtadave 5 years ago

        Never said he deserved that or should get that, but these 3/30 proposals are ludicrous. Talk all you want about his OPS or defense, but this is Derek Jeter, one of the all-time beloved Yankees.

        Oh, and I’m not a Yankees fan.

      • redsandyanksfan 5 years ago

        And when Bartolo Colon wins Cy Young award again right?

  6. withpower 5 years ago

    The thing about this whole situation I don’t like is the subtle insinuation from the front office, the fans, and Derek Jeter’s camp (through indirect media stories) that the Yankees can’t give him an ‘insulting’ offer because of everything he’s done for the team.The 10 year, $189MM contract he’s wrapping up paid him in full. The NYY don’t owe this guy anything. Anything more than two years — accepting that the salary will need to be an overpay — is retarded.

  7. wakefield4life 5 years ago

    He should get 2 years with maybe some option years. He’ll probably command his 19M per year but I’d like to see a 15M plus incentives. It’s a little on the high side, but such is life in the yankee-verse.

  8. I’d like to see him get four years and $25 in wooden nickels. Seriously, it only makes sense to sign to 2 years around 15-16 mil (purely sentimental) and ride out the 3,000 hits from a business standpoint. He’ll get 4 years and probably the same amount of money per. Pay the man, the only reason I hate Jeter is because he’s a Yankee.

  9. They need each other. There are no decent shortstops on the free agent market this winter and no other team will give Jeter nearly what the Yanks will give him.

    • It’s not like the Yankees couldn’t win the next few years with a younger, cheap replacement who would clearly be better defensively than Jeter.

      • Juan Uribe is arguably having a better year in a much bigger ballpark in S.F. Not saying it will happen, but I’m just agreeing with your thesis.

    • NYY has a young SS playing for them now from AAA Scranton – Eduardo Nunez – who can hit and plays very good defense and steals bases…he will be their SS in the near future – not sure if Jeter will move to another position – probably OF…

  10. Mdey 5 years ago

    3 years. 45 million. That’s more than fair.

  11. Bottom line. No matter what, the Yankees will end up over paying. Then again for them, does it matter?

  12. moebius01 5 years ago

    My guess/hope is no more than 4/64. He gets to stay the highest-paid SS for the duration (unless there’s a likely contract extension out there I’m forgetting, Hanley is going to be making similar money at the end of that contract) and the Yankees cut payroll for other priorities.

  13. moonraker45 5 years ago

    Its not like the yankees will live or die with this contract. whether he gets 10 mil or 20 mil a season for 3 or 4 years. the yankees won’t be weighed down by he contract. Give the guy what he wants, make sure he retires in pinstripes and thats it.

  14. theyankeefanatic 5 years ago

    As a yankee fan i truly hope that they only offer Jeter market value…i would even prefer they offer him just one year with 2 years in club or mutual options…if he is only worth 7 or 8 mill on the open market…then giving him 15 mill for one year and options for 7.5 and 5 mill with a million dollar buy out would be good…i don’t believe the Yankees will be able to win championships with a declining Arod and Jeter…with the competion in the AL east increasing they should not compound their mistakes by signing Jeter to a multi-year deal for an exorbitant amount of money just because they did it with Arod…it would be nice for Jeter to get a 3000 hits with the Yankees but they should be focused on winning rings…if they were really serious about improving the team…they would try to trade for Hanley Ramirez and if they brought Jeter back it would be on their own terms…as a super utility/DH…and who is going to pay to see the Yankees if they aren’t making the playoffs and Arod and Jeter are two grossly overpaid guys seriously under preforming that they have to keep in the lineup…and what are they going to offer Mo Rivera…that’s 3 key players who could get injured or suffer serious decline in the same year plus Posada…as a fan i just want the best players the Yankees can get on the field…not the most marketable or well liked players…

  15. Robert_Risteen 5 years ago

    jeter to the red sox that would be funny to see but there no dought jeter will get what he wants from the yankees

  16. YankeeBaseball 5 years ago

    Not saying this will happen but they should learn from the Posada contract and give Jeter 1yr deals from here on out (with a large bonus for 3000hits).

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