Cashman Encourages Jeter To Test The Market

The game of chicken between the Yankees and Derek Jeter continued today, with GM Brian Cashman making the latest move.  Cashman told ESPN's Wallace Matthews:

"We understand his contributions to the franchise and our offer has taken them into account.  We've encouraged him to test the market and see if there's something he would prefer other than this. If he can, fine. That's the way it works."

On Sunday, Jeter's agent Casey Close told Mike Lupica of the New York Daily News, "The Yankees' negotiating strategy remains baffling.  They continue to argue their points in the press and refuse to acknowledge Derek's total contribution to their franchise."  To that, Cashman responded:

"I certainly was surprised.  There's nothing baffling about our position. We have actually gone directly face to face with Casey and Derek and been very honest and direct. They know exactly where we sit."

Matthews reports the Yankees' offer to be three years and $45MM.  Cashman wouldn't confirm that, but did say, "You can write that they have asked for more. More years and more money."  Matthews says the Yankees informed Close Monday that they will not be offering arbitration to Jeter.  If Jeter does somehow land with another club, he will not come with a draft pick cost.


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186 Comments on "Cashman Encourages Jeter To Test The Market"


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4 years 7 months ago

BREAKING NEWS! DEREK JETER TO THE PADRES!!!!

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Dave_Gershman
4 years 7 months ago

Don’t be silly, we all know he’s going to the Pirates. Gosh, people these days.

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baseball33
4 years 7 months ago

I think Brian Cashman and the Steinbrenners are showing no class and a lack of taste by the way they are playing the Jeter negotiations step by step through out the media

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YanksFanSince78
4 years 7 months ago

Ummm..the Yanks have been quite up until now. It’s been Close who has been the ones working thru the media with the talks of being “baffled”.

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4 years 7 months ago

Jeter should sign with the Detroit Tigers!

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4 years 7 months ago

If Jeter signs elsewhere I won’t be shedding a single tear.

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tigers22
4 years 7 months ago

hahaha… leave it to yankee fans to turn that quickly on their franchise player

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4 years 7 months ago

What’s up with the “Yankee Fans” generalization. I can’t have a mind of my own? Ah ignorance…

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tigers22
4 years 7 months ago

So are you or are you not? You sure made it seem like it… why would any non-Yankee fan shed a tear at all

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4 years 7 months ago

I am a Yankee fan, but your comment suggests that all Yankee fans must worship the ground Jeter walks on. My comment is informing you to open your mind to the fact that not all Yankee fans think a like. It’s a simple concept…

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tigers22
4 years 7 months ago

So are you or are you not? You sure made it seem like it… why would any non-Yankee fan shed a tear at all

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Zack23
4 years 7 months ago

Maybe it’s because we’re a fan of the team. We’ve all loved Jeter for the last 15 years, but the Yankees won as a team before Jeter, and they’ll win as a team after Jeter.
If he can go find his 4-6 year deal elsewhere then that’s option as a FA.

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4 years 7 months ago

unless its with my team

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ClimaClub
4 years 7 months ago

jeter will be a yankee at the end of the day, it will be a creative contract when its all said and done.

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rockfordone
4 years 7 months ago

Jeter better be saying “where do I sign Brian” or Rameriz from White Sox for Chamberlin and Gardner – Cash will pull the trigger

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j6takish
4 years 7 months ago

That is a really bad trade for the Sox.

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jdub220
4 years 7 months ago

By “Sox” do you mean “Yankees”? Gardner almost matched Ramirez’s WAR from ’09-’10 in ’10 alone. Plus, Gardner has almost a year less of service time.

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j6takish
4 years 7 months ago

White Sox trade one of few shortstops who can actually play worth a damn for an outfielder they don’t need and a relief pitcher who with zero value, and don’t use the ‘high ceiling’ argument, everyone knows Joba is at an all time low

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jdub220
4 years 7 months ago

You’re telling me that the Sox would like to keep Juan freakin’ Pierre in left? Or keep Carlos Quentin in the outfield? They could easily sign Cabrera or Uribe to play short.

And Joba will be a solid reliever too.

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j6takish
4 years 7 months ago

Have you looked at the free agent options for shortstops? Miguel Tejeada and Orlando Cabrera are still considered legitimate options. Outfielders come and go, but a good defensive shortstop who can actually hit, those guys don’t grow on trees. If Joba and Garnder are so good, then you can hold onto them

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jdub220
4 years 7 months ago

Juan Uribe? He’s pretty good.
And also, I’m not a Yankee fan. Note the avatar. But I’d love to have them on my team.

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jdub220
4 years 7 months ago

Juan Uribe? He’s pretty good.
And also, I’m not a Yankee fan. Note the avatar. But I’d love to have them on my team.

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4 years 7 months ago

No offense but Ramirez isn’t all that good of a hitter, I think you’re overvaluing him a bit. He’s got some power and a descent BA but look at the OBP and OPS. His career OPS+ is 95, not good. Plus, over 60% of his HR come at home and the Cell is a bandbox so his power numbers are deceiving.

If I had the choice of either Ramirez or Joba/Gardner I go with Joba/Gardner.

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4 years 7 months ago

No offense but Ramirez isn’t all that good of a hitter, I think you’re overvaluing him a bit. He’s got some power and a descent BA but look at the OBP and OPS. His career OPS+ is 95, not good. Plus, over 60% of his HR come at home and the Cell is a bandbox so his power numbers are deceiving.

If I had the choice of either Ramirez or Joba/Gardner I go with Joba/Gardner.

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4 years 7 months ago

ya, no way the Sox do that.

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andrewyf
4 years 7 months ago

I agree, Kenny Williams is not intelligent enough to accept that kind of steal.

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andrewyf
4 years 7 months ago

I agree, Kenny Williams is not intelligent enough to accept that kind of steal.

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vtadave
4 years 7 months ago

Looking foward to the “Jeter is God, give him whatever he wants” posts in 3…2…1…

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Dave_Gershman
4 years 7 months ago

I just don’t like people saying he’s going to retire if the Yankees dont give him what he wants…he is like 2 months away from 3000 hits and he’s going to get it somewhere…He’s going to play on a team in ’11 and if it’s not the Yankees, it’s somewhere, plain and simple.

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Slopeboy
4 years 7 months ago

No one really thinks that Jeter is God… OK?… He’s just an Arc Angel…

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MB923
4 years 7 months ago

Babe was God, Jeter is Jesus :)