Giants Contact Jeter’s Agent

The Giants have contacted Casey Close, the agent for Derek Jeter, according to Brian Costa of the Wall Street Journal. However, the Giants are not seriously pursuing Jeter and there’s no evidence that a team other than the Yankees is bidding on the shortstop.

A rival executive tells Costa that he fully expects Jeter to re-sign in New York, even though his representatives are in contact with other teams. The Giants, who recently lost Juan Uribe to the rival Dodgers, are focusing on finding a shortstop. Though it's highly unlikely that the Giants sign Jeter, they do have a connection to him. When the Yankees drafted Jeter in 1992, current Giants GM Brian Sabean was their vice president of player development.

Jeter and the Yankees are far apart, though the team has made multiple proposals. GM Brian Cashman encouraged Close to talk to other clubs and it appears that the agent has acted accordingly.


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102 Comments on "Giants Contact Jeter’s Agent"


DK57
4 years 8 months ago

This won’t even faze the Yankees.

4 years 8 months ago

Bout time, I was starting to miss the “The Giants are all old men” jokes.

gmenfan
4 years 8 months ago

Yeah, winning the World Series will do that.

4 years 8 months ago

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4 years 8 months ago

if there could be anyway for me to hate derek jeter (yeah, that’s right – hate) than his current state it would be to see him dressed up as a pumpkin for the next few years.

the only redeeming factor would be the money lost by the giants, and teh fact that jeter’s numbers would diminish without the benefit of an all-star lineup surrounding him.

55saveslives
4 years 8 months ago

Sabean: How’s it goin’ Casey
Close: Pretty good
Sabean: Good, Good. Nice talkin’ to ya!
Close: You too!

Dial tone…….

Lincecum_Says_GSP
4 years 8 months ago

wow that made me cry… like x 10000000

speedoftime
4 years 8 months ago

absolutely hilarious for its truthfulness

BleacherBumSF
4 years 8 months ago

we all know in the end Jeter will stay a Yankee but it would be cool seeing him with the Giants

YourThirdGradeReadingLevel
4 years 8 months ago

As a Padres fan, I couldn’t agree more.

BleacherBumSF
4 years 8 months ago

as a Giants fan it feels great to say right now I don’t care what move we make because guess what? The San Francisco Giants won the 2010 World Series

P.S. thank you to your padres for choking

gmenfan
4 years 8 months ago

Jeter coming to SF is as about as likely as the Yankees agreeing to Jeter’s 5/$150M offer. Neither will come to fruition.

Oh, and yes, thank you Padres for throwing up all over yourselves in September. Much obliged !

Dave_Gershman
4 years 8 months ago

Not so sure he’ll remain a Yankee. Sorry

TwinsVet
4 years 8 months ago

I really, really hope Sabean tells Close “We’d gladly give you 5 years and $150M”. Just to make life harder for Cashman.

start_wearing_purple
4 years 8 months ago

Apparently they got a donation to sign Jeter from Jeter and Close.

DK57
4 years 8 months ago

absolutely, then the BoSox could begin haggling with Close as well.

Guest
4 years 8 months ago

yeah, because they don’t have enough of their own problems right now. Hit up the Boston Globe or Herald. Fans and some writers are practically rioting over there already, for the third time in two years. Engaging a Jeter negotiation, wouldn’t help at all.

jondogg2010
4 years 8 months ago

Then why make a posting for it if it’s not serious??? Hmmmmmmm

Dave_Gershman
4 years 8 months ago

Because this is MLBTR. The “R” stands for “rumors.” This is a rumor.

4 years 8 months ago

Not to mention the fact that Close is Posey’s agent, so I’m sure the Giants talk to him every now and then for that reason alone. Nothing to see here. Move along.

nzmrmn
4 years 8 months ago

He’s too expensive but he’d fill the hole at SS perfectly.

dirtyjohnston
4 years 8 months ago

As a Dodger fan, nothing would make me happier than the Giants signing Jeter. For him to end up anywhere other than New York, it will probably be $20 mil/year. Might not be a larger waste of money out there right now than Derek Jeter. He is fast approaching “average”.

nzmrmn
4 years 8 months ago

As far as wastes of money go how about signing Juan Uribe for 3 years/$21 million?

dirtyjohnston
4 years 8 months ago

I’ll take Uribe at 3/$21 over Jeter at 4/$80 anyday

gmenfan
4 years 8 months ago

Yes, both are ridiculous ill-conceived contracts. The only difference being that one is the contrived speculation of rumormongers on the internet while the other was actually signed this morning. Have fun paying Uribe to play for another club by the end of 2012 !

4 years 8 months ago

there is no way the Giants sign Jeter but IF they ever did, it wouldn’t be $20 mil a year. The Giants would not do that, so really I don’t even know why they contacted his agent, it’s just not going to happen, no one will pay that much money.

nzmrmn
4 years 8 months ago

This is the same team that signed Barry Zito and Aaron Rowand to 15 year/elebenty billion dollar contracts, dude.

4 years 8 months ago

In the Giants’ defense, both of those guys were coming off outstanding seasons. Uribe didn’t do anything well this year other than hit a couple more home runs than he usually does. Giants fans should get down on their knees and thank God that Uribe wasn’t a free agent last year, or they would’ve probably given him 5/90 or something similarly insane.

EDIT: Okay fine, Uribe almost doubled his walk rate too. My bad.

4 years 8 months ago

Uribe *was* a free agent last year. And the year before that. They went year-to-year with him and apparently wanted to do the same this offseason.

gmenfan
4 years 8 months ago

Ummm, exactly how many zeros does elebenty billion have ?

myname_989
4 years 8 months ago

Too many.

4 years 8 months ago

“…I don’t even know why they contacted his agent…”

Close is Posey’s agent.

4 years 8 months ago

Defensively, he’s only been better than average in two seasons, and quite below average the rest of his career. The consensus around baseball is that Jeter in the field is one of the five worst shortstops in the majors. Considering that SS is the second-most important defensive position, and that Jeter at the plate is nothing more than a slap-hitting singles machine (if those balls continue make it through the infield) he’d almost have to play for free to not be a liability. The only reason the Yankees are even offering him 3/45 is that he brings “intangibles” and is (was) a marketing wet dream.

MetsEventually
4 years 8 months ago

woah….double rainbow

4 years 8 months ago

All the way across!!

InvalidUserID
4 years 8 months ago

If they didn’t pony up to keep Uribe, I don’t think they’ll pay way more for Jeter who, sad to say, is only marginally better at this stage of his career.

arkeen
4 years 8 months ago

This is a complete non-story. If the Giants have the cash to trump the Yankees offer (3 yrs/45M) they would be going for Carl Crawford or someone who actually still a superstar.

This is probably just a leak by Close to try and get the Yankees worried, which has little to zero chance of working.

andrewyf
4 years 8 months ago

Close is just assuming Brian Cashman is as dumb as Ruben Amaro was when he got Ryan Howard one of the most undeserved free agency deals in baseball history.

He isn’t.

Lincecum_Says_GSP
4 years 8 months ago

Couldn’t agree more… if that type of money is availible they would be in the running for Crawford or even Beltre (moving Sandoval to 1B).

The only thing i could see making this rumor credible (which its not)… is a 1 yr/18-20 Million type deal. Even if that were the case its so far fetched for so many reasons thats its not going to happen.

jcsnotes
4 years 8 months ago

Agreed with arkeen, if the Giants have 15+ M to throw at one player, they’d certainly try to make a play for Carl Crawford before Jeter and fill in with replacement level talent at SS (E. Burriss, we’re talking about you.)

Motor_City_Bombshell
4 years 8 months ago

Oh my God, I see shades of Barry Zito’s and Aaron Rowand’s contracts all over again. Lock him up for 4/$100MM Sabean! 😉

mrmoss
4 years 8 months ago

12mil over 2 years should do it….sign him Sabean

DK57
4 years 8 months ago

haha, as if.

NYBravosFan10
4 years 8 months ago

I made a bet with someone earlier about when we were gonna hear these types of rumors but it’s erased because when the uribe thing turned from “close to signing” into “finalized” it resets the comments.

The_Bildebergers
4 years 8 months ago

yeah, wiped out a bunch of comments….MLBTR needs to fix that…had a good thread going and then dsappeared…

mwach1
4 years 8 months ago

“If the Giants have the cash to trump the Yankees offer (3 yrs/45M) they would be going for Carl Crawford or someone who actually still a superstar.”

Bingo. You can insert any team in place of the Giants and your statement still holds true. This is why Jeter needs to stop being a b*tch and accept the Yanks extremely generous offer so the Yanks can move on to other (more important) matters, like Lee.

Jeter calls himself team first, blah blah blah. He’s a crappy ‘captain’.

4 years 8 months ago

He’s not a crappy Captain if he’s THIS captain:

link to uncyclopedia.wikia.com

SmackSaw
4 years 8 months ago

This is perfect. He’s 37 and declining. He could sign with the Giants. Head over to Balco, get some “Clear” and “Cream” he could play for the next 5 years and break Pete Rose’s record for hits. It’s the Giant way.

gornie
4 years 8 months ago

i don’t know why i’m taking your bait but here goes:
clemens, a-rod, giambi, pettitte…the question isn’t where to begin but where to stop? yankees (or insert any team name here) fans act all high and mighty but you’re just as tainted as bonds — even more so, in fact, because you have world championships won by a bunch of exposed cheaters.
to even make such an assumption that jeter has been clean throughout his career is simply naive. the whole sport is tainted. jeter put up the same gaudy numbers during a time when nomar was juicing was juicing and a-rod was juicing…my goodness, how blind are yankees fans gonna be about this? nobody’s safe from the speculation. such a shame if jeter did it cleanly, but if we don’t know for sure then we have to make the same assumptions here that we make with anyone else.

RepOak
4 years 8 months ago

It’s funny how giants even think they have a shot at getting Jeter. Why in the hell would he want to go to S.F! Maybe because they know the giants are the only team that will overpay for older or overrated players “cough” zito, rowand

HowdIGetHere
4 years 8 months ago

“It’s funny how giants even think they have a shot at getting Jeter. Why in the hell would he want to go to S.F!”

Perhaps you’ve forgotten how the season ended. I’ll give you a reminder: the Giants won the World Series.

RepOak
4 years 8 months ago

And? The Yankees have won many world series titles with Jeter and made plenty of playoff appearances. They are pretty much in it every year. The giants are not. They had one good year. I’m not a Yankee fan but if you were Jeter who would you honestly play and finish Your career with? A team who Will probably be in it every year and where u can still get some at bats as a DH because your getting close to 3000 and getting to point in your career where you won’t be starting every game. Or the giants who won a world series, woohoo! (sarcastic)

HowdIGetHere
4 years 8 months ago

All I’m trying to say is chill out with the ragging on the Giants. The submission even says that the Giants interest isn’t serious. What’s more, Casey Close is also Posey’s agent. It’s not the first time Sabean has spoken to him, and it won’t be the last. Doesn’t mean anything. The only way I could actually see Jeter wearing orange and black is if he all of the sudden really doesn’t like the Yankees, because there’s no way Sabean gives him anything near the money he wants.

RepOak
4 years 8 months ago

Oh ok. A simple chill out wouldve been fine As well haha. I’m a A’s fan so I have to rag on the gi-cants