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.


322 Responses to Jeter & Yankees Are Far Apart Leave a Reply

  1. CitizenSnips 5 years ago

    Wow, they managed to float a bidding price that even Boras wouldn’t have the balls to offer.

  2. Stl_Great 5 years ago

    Mark Wahlberg should shoot Derek Jeter, Again.

  3. ZeroZeroZero 5 years ago

    This is gonna end bad for everybody

  4. xslider138 5 years ago

    for that kind of money he can go ahead and play for another team and that comes as a yanks fan. He couldn’t even get more then 10 mil from another team on the open market yet he wants 25 per for 6 yrs yea right. showing that all he wants is money when he’s declining

  5. We all know that he won’t leave NY. This is all just BS to try and get more money, but nobody is going to give him more then the Yankees, so the Yankees just have to wait for Jeter to come back down to Earth. The Yankees have all the leverage now because Yankee fans realize how ridiculous the contract Jeter wants is, and Jeter knows how stupid he would look in a uniform outside of the pinstripes. I’ve never seen an 36-year old average fielder with a .270 average ask for so much money above his worth….

  6. wakefield4life 5 years ago

    That sounds like the right kind of contract Jeter should expect from the yankees. No other team in the world would give that, but the yanks might. He’s only 36.

  7. MB923 5 years ago

    Six years, $150 million for Jeter? Agent Casey Close: “The recently rumored terms of our contract extension are simply inaccurate.”

    —– Way off I see. So instead of 6/150, they probably meant 10/500

    Indeed, way off

  8. Let him walk!

    • Vote_For_Pedro 5 years ago

      Agreed No team will pay him half of what the yanks offered. I do think they will sweeten the deal with insentives based on millstones on hits, all star games and Gold Gloves. Jeter is thinking there is no way they let me go im the Capn, the star, the king of New York, im a legend. Well not at that price hes asking. One last thing he is going back to NY no question end of disscusion.

  9. Let him walk!

  10. PookieGonzales 5 years ago

    GUYS THIS JUST IN!!! Jeter has bought the Astros and had signed himself to a $300 million ten year deal. He’s firing Mills too and is making himself the first player/manager/owner!!!

  11. safari_punch 5 years ago

    I hope the Yankees sign him to that $150 MM deal. He will top Kei Igawa and AJ Burnett for most overpaid/least productive athlete in MLB.

  12. Man, Alexei Ramirez should ask the White Sox for $3.5 billion.

  13. TXHC 5 years ago

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  14. HerbertAnchovy 5 years ago

    Jeter has the Edge. The Ford Edge, that is.

    • Encarnacion's Parrot 5 years ago

      He isn’t built Ford tough though..

  15. start_wearing_purple 5 years ago

    And the Manny-Ramirez-offseason-drama-of-the-year award goes to… my goodness, we have joint winners this year! The winners are Derek Jeter and the New York yanks!

  16. Oh yeah, no these reporters are crazy. Jeter and his agent aren’t asking for 6 years and $150 million…that would be crazy. Instead they are seeking the much more reasonable $120 million over 5 years. Casey Close will go down as the greatest agent on the face of the planet if he pulls this off. This contract would cripple the Yanks in a few years if he doesn’t perform up to his already subpar standards.

  17. there is nothing wrong with Jeter wanting the money, they couldn’t have won championships without him, it has nothing to do with how much of a team player he is. The Yankees are making untold millions per year by having Jeter on the team and wearing a Yankee uniform, he earned that money

    • InLeylandWeTrust 5 years ago

      He just came off a $189 million dollar contract…I’d say he’s “earned” it already…it’s time to pay based on age, production, and expectations, and the Yankees are ALREADY being very generous with their current offer. He won’t get anywhere near that from any other team.

  18. Lars Chunks 5 years ago

    I guarantee the source for every single reporter who’s stated he wants $150M, or $24-25M/yr, is either Brian Cashman or Hank Steinbrenner. I’m starting to agree with the agent on this one. It’s baffling how the Yankees have treated this whole ordeal in the way they’ve been painting Jeter as some sort of greedy villain. I hope he gets so angry that he signs for 1/2 the price with a rival team. I’d take him on the Red Sox for $10M/yr in a heartbeat.

    • Sniderlover 5 years ago

      Except that 3yr/45mil offer is a pretty good one for Jeter. And there were earlier reports Jeter wanted a minimum of 4 years and considering the fact he hasn’t taken their 15million offer per year, he likely wants upward of 20 million.

    • Sniderlover 5 years ago

      Except that 3yr/45mil offer is a pretty good one for Jeter. And there were earlier reports Jeter wanted a minimum of 4 years and considering the fact he hasn’t taken their 15million offer per year, he likely wants upward of 20 million.

  19. 55saveslives 5 years ago

    Yankees have overpaid their players so bad for years that now the players just expect it. Jeter went from gamer to grinch in 2.3 seconds!

  20. Ian_Smell 5 years ago

    Get off your high horse richie.

  21. Encarnacion's Parrot 5 years ago

    The funny thing in all this is the Gilette trio are undoing their image. Tiger needed to get laid, now Jeter needs to get overpaid, now we just wait for Federer’s bed to be made.

  22. missyae 5 years ago

    Of all the teams to NOT wanna overpay and especially to Derek Jeter???? Holy Steinbrenner.

  23. BaseballLogic_Braves 5 years ago

    Jeter. Your stupid if you think even the YANKEES will pay that much for a shortstop that is way past his prime. Your not bad. But your not worth 23mil. Maybe 16mil. Cause your a vet. But that’s the most.

  24. He could always sign with Colorado. I heard the school systems are really good.

  25. Lars Chunks 5 years ago

    Come on, Baltimore, sign Jeter! I know you want to, Buck Showalter!

  26. InvalidUserID 5 years ago

    Derek Jeter is showing his true colors. Team captain, perfect teammate, role model, etc…the guy is an athlete first and foremost. I think everyone, including myself, forgot about that by getting caught up in all the “oh it’s Derek Jeter, he’s dreamy” nonsense. Jeter just lost his “aura” with me. From here on out, he’s no different than A-Rod opting out.

    I don’t doubt that Jeter returns but if he doesn’t…you won’t see me shed a tear. He’s meant everything to this organization, been a cornerstone and is one of the faces of MLB today. But c’mon Jeter…$22-23M a year? A RAISE from $18M coming off a HORRIBLE year and AND at 36? C’mon dude…yes these are the Yankees but damn. Be realistic here.

    I hope this doesn’t have any impact on Cliff Lee, either monetarily or as a black-eye for the Yankees. The Yankees focus has got to be split right now on Lee, Jeter and Rivera, which isn’t good. If the Yankees give raises to Rivera and Jeter, thats less they have to spend elsewhere. And how should Cliff Lee feel seeing how this whole thing is going on with the Yankee icon and the FO? I know if I’m Cliff Lee I’m like “wow…really?”.

  27. Retnan 5 years ago

    If the Yanks won’t give him that much who would? Jeter is gonna be out of luck.

    The Yanks offer was generous. I’d have offered him 10 M a year for 3 years not 15.

  28. uticabluesox 5 years ago

    Jeter is the most overrated player in baseball history. The very fact that no other teams in baseball are even interested in him just shows how overrated and overpaid he is. His gold glove was a gift from heaven, Jeter even at his best was just an average fielder and he is not even that anymore. As for his career numbers, they are similar to Bill Buckner, Al Oliver and Miguel Tejada, all great players but not superstars. Don’t get me wrong Jeter is an above average player, he is just nowhere near as good as all the hype he gets. He’s never won an MVP, batting title etc. He plays on a team that has a $200M payroll every year so he’s never had to face any adversity. As for his role as Yankee captain, half his team was on steroids and he knew nothing about it? Gimme a break!

    • He’s in the top 5 offensive shortstops of all time. I think he is overated but he’s still going to get 3,000 hits.

    • you can’t even put Al Oliver and Derek Jeter in the same category, Are You Kidding? Jeter is a first ballod Hall of Famer.

  29. uticabluesox 5 years ago

    Jeter is the most overrated player in baseball history. The very fact that no other teams in baseball are even interested in him just shows how overrated and overpaid he is. His gold glove was a gift from heaven, Jeter even at his best was just an average fielder and he is not even that anymore. As for his career numbers, they are similar to Bill Buckner, Al Oliver and Miguel Tejada, all great players but not superstars. Don’t get me wrong Jeter is an above average player, he is just nowhere near as good as all the hype he gets. He’s never won an MVP, batting title etc. He plays on a team that has a $200M payroll every year so he’s never had to face any adversity. As for his role as Yankee captain, half his team was on steroids and he knew nothing about it? Gimme a break!

  30. Breeno 5 years ago

    He’s worth no more than 3 years, 45 mil.

  31. Breeno 5 years ago

    He’s worth no more than 3 years, 45 mil.

  32. I would offer Jeter 3 years at 18 million a year and if he doesn’t take it let Nunez start!

    • jwredsox 5 years ago

      You’ll regret that about 2 weeks into the season. Nunez is nothing good.

  33. Catztradamus 5 years ago

    Is Jeter being over[paid at 15 mil per season? ABSOLUTELY. However, It’s the Yankees. If you are Derek jeter, atre you okay being the 6th or 7th highest paid player, per year on the Roster?

    AROD made 33 mil last year.
    Sabathia made 24mil
    Jeter made 22
    Texiera made 20
    Burnett made 16.5
    Rivera Made 15.

    Theya re all gonna make MORE THIS YEAR, except for Jeter.
    Add Cliff Lee to the mix, or jayson Werth, or Carl Crawford, et al….

    And there is a little rationale for Jeter’s demands.

    Seriously. If you are derek Jeter, are you okay with AJ Burnett making more money that you?

  34. slider32 5 years ago

    Jeter wants 5/110- Yanks 3/45. He ends up getting something in the middle. Let’s say 4/72 with an option for a 5th, or a contract with less money and more incentives.

  35. Karsch 5 years ago

    In other news, Jeter & reality are far apart.

  36. no, give Tejada a 3/45m see how Jeter reacts.

  37. jondogg2010 5 years ago

    Yes!!! I totally agree! Or that the Mets are willing to perform a salary dump on Reyes (don’t worry Mets fans it wouldn’t actually happen) so that the Yankees basically pay all of Reyes’ salary and give up one mid level prospect..

  38. jt24 5 years ago

    ahh

  39. Guest 5 years ago

    Wrong, but while you bring him up, he sucks.

  40. Guest 5 years ago

    Wrong, but while you bring him up, he sucks.

  41. slider32 5 years ago

    Henry why are you trying to save the Yanks the money their not going to lower their ticket prices for next year. The fans come to the park or watch the TV to see the players, I would rather see them make the money. Look at all the women and young kids in the stands their all wearing Jeter shirts.

  42. slider32 5 years ago

    Henry why are you trying to save the Yanks the money their not going to lower their ticket prices for next year. The fans come to the park or watch the TV to see the players, I would rather see them make the money. Look at all the women and young kids in the stands their all wearing Jeter shirts.

  43. slider32 5 years ago

    How about Pedrioa winning the MVP. Compare Cano this year.

  44. start_wearing_purple 5 years ago

    Pedroia won in 2008 because without him the Red Sox don’t make the playoffs. Without Cano in 2010, the yanks still make the playoffs. Add to that Pedroia lead or tied the AL in runs, hits, and doubles in 2008… in 2010 Cano lead the league in, well he didn’t lead the league in anything. So try a little context.

  45. start_wearing_purple 5 years ago

    Pedroia won in 2008 because without him the Red Sox don’t make the playoffs. Without Cano in 2010, the yanks still make the playoffs. Add to that Pedroia lead or tied the AL in runs, hits, and doubles in 2008… in 2010 Cano lead the league in, well he didn’t lead the league in anything. So try a little context.

  46. Not a very good analogy. Cano didn’t deserve the award in the first place. Not even top 3.

  47. Lars Chunks 5 years ago

    Why would you compare Cano’s 2010 stats to determine whether or not Pedroia deserved the MVP in 2008? Looks like Votto didn’t deserve NL MVP this year because Barry Bonds hit .328 with 73 HR and 137 RBI in 2001…..

  48. Funny if he is such a team player than why is money such a issue. What did he always say? It’s all about winning? Well if that’s the case then he would have jumped at the 3/45 he was offered. ESPN.com reported yesterday according to several GM’s if he goes on the market he is not gonna do better then 2/20!

  49. Funny if he is such a team player than why is money such a issue. What did he always say? It’s all about winning? Well if that’s the case then he would have jumped at the 3/45 he was offered. ESPN.com reported yesterday according to several GM’s if he goes on the market he is not gonna do better then 2/20!

  50. MB923 5 years ago

    I think Youlk should have won in 2008. Not that Pedroia didn’t have a good year but I still think Youlk was their best player that year.

  51. YanksFanSince78 5 years ago

    Honestly…..I’m not sure the Yanks win w/o Cano. He was the most consistant hitter from Apr up until mid September. Jeter sucked. Arod was off but still posted decent numbers but what would he have done w/o Cano protecting him? Posada, Grandy and Thames would not strikemuch fear in a pitcher. And when Arod was out Cano was the #4 hitter and posted a .324/.400/.569 line w/ 7 hrs and 28 RBI in 26 games.

    VS Al East opponents he was amazing..

    vs Red Sox- .371/.444/.543 in 18 games
    vs Rays- .378/.403/.662 in 18 games
    vs O’s- .444/.487/694 in 18 games

    The Jays were the only team he struggled against @ .152/.230/.197

    He certainly was the MVP of the team and I’m not sure we win the wildcard w/o him.

  52. I don’t think its the money all by itself. Its the ARod contract and pride.

  53. YanksFanSince78 5 years ago

    Other than Hamilton and Cabrera who the heck would you put in front of him? Dude…stop the hate. He was the best hitter on a playoff team AND he had better overall stats than Bautista, Beltre, Longoria, Vlad, YOung and Mauer. Statistcaly Konerko was the only other hitter who you can argue had better across the board stats and it’s by a slim margin.

  54. PookieGonzales 5 years ago

    And Boston won’t match it so there wouldn’t even be a need for a fourth year option.

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