Jeter & Yankees Are Far Apart

7:39pm: Michael S. Schmidt of The New York Times reports that Jeter is seeking a four- or five-year deal worth $23-24MM annually according to "a person in baseball who had been briefed on the matter."

3:24pm: Close tells Yahoo's Tim Brown that the Daily News report is off base (Twitter link). "The recently rumored terms of our contract extension are simply inaccurate," Close said.

10:12am: Jeter is asking for less than $150MM over six years, according to Jim Baumbach of Newsday (on Twitter).

8:06am: Derek Jeter’s representatives are asking for at least $80MM more than the Yankees are willing to offer in negotiations for the free agent shortstop, according to Bill Madden of the New York Daily News. The starting point for Jeter and agent Casey Close was six years and $150MM, according to Madden, who reports that the Jeter camp is not budging from demands for a $25MM annual salary. Alex Rodriguez’s contract “is at the crux of Jeter’s and Close’s stance,” according to Madden.

The Yankees have offered Jeter multiple deals, including one that would pay the 36-year-old $45MM over the course of the next three seasons. Close suggested that the Yankees' tactics are "baffling," so Yankees GM Brian Cashman encouraged Jeter and his agent to test the free agent market in search of a more generous deal.

Joel Sherman of the New York Post proposes that the Yankees could sign Jeter to a six-year $75MM deal that could become more lucrative if Jeter reaches incentives based on plate appearances. The suggested deal would pay Jeter $20MM per season from 2011-13 and shield the Yankees from the luxury tax.


Leave a Reply

322 Comments on "Jeter & Yankees Are Far Apart"


gigantes2425
4 years 9 months ago

Well that’s stupid

4 years 9 months ago

I don’t know why this comment made me laugh so hard; maybe it’s because it so succinctly preempts everything that came after it, including my own? There ought to be a voting option in Disqus where, if enough people agree, every comment below the first one just disappears. Jeter wants 6/150? Well, that’s stupid. Next!

DutchTiger
4 years 9 months ago

and unbelievable…

4 years 9 months ago

And it shows exactly how much of a “team player” Jeter is.

A-Rod stands to make over $20 million as a 42 year old bench warmer and Jeter wants the same.

angryredmenace
4 years 9 months ago

The difference between A-Rod and Jeter is A-Rod was given that big money base on his skills and his pursuit of becoming the all time homerun king.I think the Yankees brass were hoping that they would get extra revenue when A-Rod got close and broke Barry Bonds record.Now that dream is all but over thanks to A-Rod special workout brew.Besides, Jeter already got a massive contract that was clearly an overpay by the Yanks.Now he asking the yankees to overpay him again.

4 years 9 months ago

The difference between A-Rod and Jeter is A-Rod is a much better player

FTFY

jacktigers
4 years 9 months ago

20MM, new york wishes, try 30MM. isnt that just so funny

jacktigers
4 years 9 months ago

20MM, new york wishes, try 30MM. isnt that just so funny

baseballz
4 years 9 months ago

I guess playing for the Yankees isn’t all about winning and the history of the team. Thanks for being a team guy Derek. Maybe Cleveland will hire you and you can stop dating New York movie stars and instead hang out with Drew Carey all day.

angryredmenace
4 years 9 months ago

Drew Carey doesn’t live in cleveland.

baseballz
4 years 9 months ago

Or Ohio ? I still watch the reruns of his old show. If he’s moved that would be devastating.

4 years 9 months ago

Cleveland is too good for a guy like Jeter.

I’d rather see him in Pittsburgh.

Take away the fact that he played his whole career for the Yankers and it’s a no brainer… 1 year – $3million TOPS

4 years 9 months ago

I think you are severely overrating Cleveland. They are only one step above Detroit.

edit: As a city I mean

4 years 9 months ago

Detroit is too good for a guy like Jeter too.

I’m not going by the city… I’m going by the baseball team that plays there.

And when you think about it that way.. Kansas City would be a good place for him too

berezotko34
4 years 9 months ago

Cleveland if anything is totally underrated as a city. For people who make comments about how bad it is, clearly havent been there in the last 2 years.

bosoque
4 years 9 months ago

Drew Carey took his talents to south beach.

4 years 9 months ago

SAD and SICKENING when both parties involved are simply money hungry, regardless of the fact they all have cash to burn, or give to me!!!! or the hungry, homeless, and naked!!! Especially the naked if they look like I think Hal look under that bed sheet suit.

Andy Mc
4 years 9 months ago

hehe

Andy Mc
4 years 9 months ago

yep

arcaresenal
4 years 9 months ago

A-Rod is a better player by his numbers. Jeter is s greater player by his legacy. But now his greed is tarnishing his reputation. See, the earth will shift if Jeter hits 3k in a different uniform. But no team is going to pay a 37 yr old legend better than 45/3. He’s holding up other Yankee offers. He’s a jackass.

arcaresenal
4 years 9 months ago

A-Rod is a better player by his numbers. Jeter is s greater player by his legacy. But now his greed is tarnishing his reputation. See, the earth will shift if Jeter hits 3k in a different uniform. But no team is going to pay a 37 yr old legend better than 45/3. He’s holding up other Yankee offers. He’s a jackass.

bbbman
4 years 9 months ago

Wow.. what an unrealistic cock.

Tom C.
4 years 9 months ago

That is insane…

Dave_Gershman
4 years 9 months ago

Yeah seriously…Derek, you need to take it easy.

iceman199
4 years 9 months ago

Wow. I know the Yanks have a lot of money. But that’s ridiculous. He’s gonna have to come down A LOT.

Linutor
4 years 9 months ago

GFL with that, Jeter.

MetsEventually
4 years 9 months ago

6 years 150 million…wat…

4 years 9 months ago

Lets see if Jeter comes close to anywhere near that number in the open market

4 years 9 months ago

Based off his numbers last year… I wouldn’t offer him $10 million a year.

LifeLongYankeeFan
4 years 9 months ago

Well if they aren’t gonna budge goodbye Jeter. I don’t care what anyone says the Yankees aren’t giving him that.

BryanL26
4 years 9 months ago

Thanks for the memories Jete. I’ll be breaking out this sucker for Opening Day, 2011.

link to flickr.com

Josh Stuart
4 years 9 months ago

Hahahaaha, what a joke. Jeter’s a glorified Marco Scutaro at short these days.

bbxxj
4 years 9 months ago

He is worse than Scutaro these days.

hawkny1
4 years 9 months ago

Jeter is dreaming…..

Dave_Gershman
4 years 9 months ago

to finish your sentence…Jeter is dreaming of being a Pirate, and may get his wish.

jacktigers
4 years 9 months ago

if he leaves new york, hes gonna make about 7MM, Tigers?

alphabet_soup5
4 years 9 months ago

Peralta?

Dave_Gershman
4 years 9 months ago

The Tigers should sign him to a minor league contract.

johnsilver
4 years 9 months ago

If he leaves NY, due for a serious reality check on salary demands. That the rest of MLB does not pay for PAST performance out of NY.

Dave_Gershman
4 years 9 months ago

Seriously, I hate to say this, but he may not play Major League Baseball in ’11.

4 years 9 months ago

I’d love to see that!

Dave_Gershman
4 years 9 months ago

Might happen.

jwsox
4 years 9 months ago

this whole jeter thing might change the yankees from the dark evil empire soo many mlb non yankees(jealous) fans like to call them to some thing a little less evil and dark

johnsilver
4 years 9 months ago

If he leaves NY, due for a serious reality check on salary demands. That the rest of MLB does not pay for PAST performance out of NY.

4 years 9 months ago

Jeter has lost his mind. He’s got to stop living in the past. Yanks should offer 4 yr/60 and let him see who else is gonna give him that kind of green.

slider32
4 years 9 months ago

I agree, 4/60 to 4/70 max.

gigantes2425
4 years 9 months ago

With the 4th year an option

4 years 9 months ago

take away the fact that Jeter is a “life-long Yankee” and your deal sounds kind of stupid.

If he was a “life-long Tiger” he’d be looking at 1 year – $3 million TOPS

Hubbs2
4 years 9 months ago

He would make a lot more than 3 million, come on. He was worth almost 10 last year and he had a down year. Jeter would be able to find something like 2/18 or 3/24 on the open market

4 years 9 months ago

Why, the Yankees already have the best offer Jeter is going to get at 3/45? I don’t think there is another team that would do anything close to that. Cashman is right, Jeter needs to test the free agent market to see just how ridiculous his perspective of his value is.

4 years 9 months ago

The Yankees have all of the leverage… If I was Cashman, the offers would only go down from here.

jondogg2010
4 years 9 months ago

Wow.. Just retire Jeter wtf. You’re not 28 anymore. This coming from a die hard Red Sox fan.

4 years 9 months ago

I know it would never happen, but wouldn’t you love to see how badly all the yankee fans acted if Jeter went to the Red Sox.

And seriously, I could see him doing some good for the kids that play on that little team they have down in Tampa.

But not for 3 years $45 million… that’s just stupid

Omazing
4 years 9 months ago

I think that Gold Glove REALLY went to Derek’s head.

explodet
4 years 9 months ago

I think the 15 years of getting fellated by the media went to his head.

4 years 9 months ago

Hope this blows up big time. They should have anticipated this scenario when the gave Arod far too many years. Joy!

4 years 9 months ago

The Yankees perpetuate this nonsense by overpaying for average players like Carl Pavano and AJ Burnett. Now they have their britches caught on their own pitchfork. Go get them Jeter!

strikethree
4 years 9 months ago

Those are really poor examples because Carl Pavano received bigger offers from other teams and chose NY. Likewise, AJ received a similar offer from the Braves.

Kei Igawa is whom I would’ve used…

andrewyf
4 years 9 months ago

Hey, if Jeter wants to make $4MM a year, be my guest.

Since_77
4 years 9 months ago

They let Torre walk. They let Bernie walk. Even though he came back in 2009 they let A-Rod walk. They will let Jeter walk. No team will even come close to that number,

n0s
4 years 9 months ago

Lol @ attempting to compare Jeter with Bernie and Torre.

Mario Saavedra
4 years 9 months ago

not to mention that the Yankees didn’t let ARod walk, he walked away and the Yankees still offered more than anyone else.

jwsox
4 years 9 months ago

and used a ton of money from texas to pay him his newer deal…

Guest
4 years 9 months ago

Oh man… The Yankees are going to look pretty foolish when Jeter signs that 6 year/$150m with the Nationals.

4 years 9 months ago

…But it doesn’t really sting that bad, since ten seconds after the signing ceremony the heavens will split open and Jimmy Hoffa will ride down from the clouds on a flying washing-machine with flames coming out of it’s cycle-selector and trailing an army of self-blinded typewriter salesman waving back-issues of Redbook and smiting everyone for having picked the wrong religion all this time.

suffern
4 years 9 months ago

I nominate this for “comment of the year”. That’s gotta be an award on this website, right?

4 years 9 months ago

Amen suffern. One of the better comments I have read in awhile.

lolwut

Dave_Gershman
4 years 9 months ago

Best comment ever.

S8P7W
4 years 9 months ago

Here’s my take: “Oh man… The Nationals are going to look pretty foolish when Jeter signs that 6 year/$150m with the Nationals.”

niched
4 years 9 months ago

Why, is he friends with Obama or something? Maybe Jeter should sign with the LA Galaxy.

Guest
4 years 9 months ago

at least one person thought I was being serious… just to clarify… this was sarcasm.

roberty
4 years 9 months ago

I have to admit, I think Jeter is a good fit with the Nationals. They are an up and coming team with some very high profile young talent and overpaying for a proven clubhouse leader now could help turn that franchise into a money machine within the next five years. Jeter could do it for the money and say publicly that he did it to play with and help mentor some of tomorrow’s brightest stars. Eh? Eh?

Mdey
4 years 9 months ago

Good points. 6/150 is still way too high. Overpaying him for 4 or 5 years though, could be a pretty good business decision.

roberty
4 years 9 months ago

Yeah I can’t think of any player i would give 6/$150 million.

roberty
4 years 9 months ago

Yeah I can’t think of any player i would give 6/$150 million.

jwsox
4 years 9 months ago

i hope you being sarcastic…the nats are going to look like huge idiot…jeter will single hand-idly ruin their potential. besides dont they have a young cheap good SS in desmond or did he move to somewhere else on the diamond

Guest
4 years 8 months ago

I was being 100% sarcastic…
But if he did sign there, it wouldn’t ruin them, Desmond would move to second… they were looking for a secondbaseman anyway…
He’d mentor all the young players… not just chill on his rocking chair drinking prune juice.

However, I do not think that spending that insane amount of money on an average shortstop is a good move…
Nor do I think Jeter would play with the Nats…
Nor do I think they would offer him more than 10 million and 2 years. (in other words, they don’t plan on signing him)
Essentially… there is a zero percent chance he’ll sign there…

jwsox
4 years 9 months ago

although you know if he does sign with the nats all those baseball writers who chose him for the gold glove, when looking at stats WHICH IS WHAT AN AWARD IN A SPORT SHOULD BE BASED OFF OF. will pick the nats to win it all at least twice during that 6 year span

twins33
4 years 9 months ago

I’m not quite sure I’ve laughed this hard at anything in my entire life. Now I hope nobody signs him.

4 years 9 months ago

You mean you have doubts that no team will? I don’t.

4 years 9 months ago

John, please tell me that was a joke. It doesn’t even take beginner reading comprehension to realize that’s not what he said. He said he hopes no one sign Jeter, meaning he doesn’t want Jeter to sign with a team this year.

twins33
4 years 9 months ago

No, I think he will be signed somewhere, not for that money…but I think he will be signed.

I hope that no one wants him at all though, because that would be hilarious. I don’t think it’ll happen, but I can still wish for it.

I think this whole thing is awesome. Jeter’s true self is showing, no longer the golden boy everyone made him out to be. He’s a greedy SOB who believes he’s above the team..or he believes he is the team, either way.

slider32
4 years 9 months ago

It now looks like this one is going to take a long time. 6/150 with no leverage, hello. Yanks have offered 3/45. It looks like they should have offered him arbitration, he would have made 20 for one yr.