Rosenthal On Lee, Konerko, Huff, Burrell, Hudson

The Yankees’ “lack of tact” in their negotiations with Derek Jeter isn’t helping them, writes Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Here are Rosenthal's latest updates on the Yankees and other teams around the league:


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  1. basemonkey 5 years ago

    The more I read about Victor Martinez, the more it sounds like he always had a specific destination in mind, the Tigers. An article mentioned how close he was to the many fellow Venezuelan players on that team, which he’s played with in Winter ball as well, so it makes sense.

  2. Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

    The fact that the Giants went after Aubrey Huff is now a stronger indication that James Loney will not be there Opening Day. I’d like to see the Dodgers go after Paul Konerko or Nick Johnson. But I’m really interested to see what happens with Loney.

    • Sniderlover 5 years ago

      You mean Dodgers.

    • BravesRed 5 years ago

      Konerko might be out of their price range, if they have one. He can be looking for a $12+ million contract. Nick Johnson is always hurt, so they might as well keep Loney. I personally think Glaus might be other their radar, though, if they do get rid of Loney.

      • thegrayrace 5 years ago

        LaRoche, Pena, Lee, Berkman… all upgrades to Loney. Even Overbay, Branyan and Cantu are arguably better. Konerko or Dunn would be preferable, obviously, but unrealistic as you said.

    • carlos 5 years ago

      cant huff also play LF? i think it may be more of that. sure loney is crap, but in a loaded 1b market if they wanted an upgrade they would have traded loney by now. or maybe they are waiting for the winter meetings.

    • nick johnson is a good player, but made of glass.

  3. andrewyf 5 years ago

    Ken Rosenthal? Sucka got no juice.

    No one should ever take him seriously in regards to the Yankees.

  4. The_Silver_Stacker 5 years ago

    The Marlins have only 3-8 million to spend, stop pocketing the damn revenue sharing money!

    • Sniderlover 5 years ago

      I bet their Net Income is one of the highest in the league.

  5. BravesRed 5 years ago

    Hinske, you know you wanna be a Brave, so stop playing games, and just sign the damn contract.

    • Slopeboy 5 years ago

      It’s called negotiations!

    • MB923 5 years ago

      I can almost duplicate what you’re saying except I have to replace Hinske with Jeter and and Yankee with Brave.

      • Wren is so stupid! Hinske said he wants to come back if the Braves give him a two year deal. Why the freak didnt we offer him two years? Stupid Wren

        • NL_East_Rivalry 5 years ago

          it’s called Greg Norton. That’s why Wren doesn’t want to pay.

  6. Braves get Uggla, Now trying for Hinske The Mets got? Oh yea a Gen and field manager

    • moonraker45 5 years ago

      Thats probably more of an upgrade then Uggla and Hinske

      • NYBravosFan10 5 years ago

        I must say, you are always so polite. I know being a Blue Jays fan is tough and wish you all the luck in the world in staying strong but that doesn’t give you a reason to b!tch at people like that.

        • Brad426 5 years ago

          I read that more as a slap to the Omar Minaya and Jerry Manuel than to Hinske and Uggla.

  7. I would think Pierzynski would be the more likely Ranger signing of a White Sock, than Konerko.

  8. I agree entirely with Ken Rosenthal. As a Red Sox fan, I admit to being one who always explained to Yankees fans how Jeter has never (except maybe 3 seasons) been a $20MM player. His contributions have always come in other ways, from saying the right things all of the time (all is the key word), to merchandising sales, to putting his face on the Yankees brand and becoming the leader and captain of the team. His payday came from his ability to get the clutch hits when they need it and always playing hard. I don’t think anyone doubts he can still do that. So when you look at it its not like anything has changed. The batting average and power dips could easily rise slightly and suddenly they don’t look that much different from your average Jeter year. Short doesn’t have the bat and power talent it used to with Nomar, Ripken Jr., Jeter and Tejada. He still remains elite all around and he still plays hard every day.

    The Yankees gave money and years to Teix, A-Rod, CC, Burnett and are about to dish off another major contract to Lee. All got their money without winning the Yankees a single ring. Jeter won 5. Lets face it. We knew this day was coming. I’m just shocked Cashman would come out and say the things he did. Not that any of it is untrue, but it certainly is taking a shot and publicly challenging your captain. Especially dumb when you know that there is a 90% chance he will be back in your uniform next season. But then again, no one ever said Cashman was a genius.

    What do you think Jete will get on the open market should he opt to not return? I’m thinking maybe a deal similar to Scutaro’s? Not suggesting they are similar players, just suggesting projected values for an aging SS. I can’t imagine anyone would give him even the same $45MM.

    • Rob NY 5 years ago

      You pretty much hit it on the head. Jeter wants to get paid for “intangibles” but how exactly are you supposed to value that? I’m a lifelong Yankee fan (25 years) and IMO Jeter needs to realize 2 things, 1) He isn’t even a 15m/year player anymore, that offer is generous and 2) he can’t compare himself to CC Teix Burnett or A-Rod because all those guys got their contracts while still in their primes. If the Yankees pay 20m+ to watch Jeter’s decline it will hurt the team, there’s no doubt about it.

      • DunkinDonuts 5 years ago

        A-Rod was not in his prime when the Yankees outbid themselves to sign him to a 10-year deal beginning during a season in which he turned 33. Granted, he had just come off a career year (likely with a bit of a Vitamin-B boost), but it would be disingenuous to call his contract years his “prime.” As for Burnett, he never really had a prime. He was signed during his age-32 season and will be paid as though he’s an honest-to-God major-league pitcher through his age 36 season.

        Yes, paying for Jeter’s decline will hurt the team, but the team is so accustomed to “hurting” itself with mind-numbingly awful contracts that it’s easy to see why Jeter feels he is entitled to count himself among the Yankees’ latest mistakes.

      • rockfordone 5 years ago

        Rob NY – you are correct – take that 15M and put Guerrier, Putz, and Wood in the bullpen (maybe an extra 5M) you have got something.

        • BravesRed 5 years ago

          Not putting a damper on your wishes, but Guerrier, Putz, and Wood will command probably $7-$10 million each per year, possible more.

  9. NYBravosFan10 5 years ago

    come on hinkse…

    • The Braves are a much better team than the Brewers what the heck does he need to decide on? And why the heck didnt the Braves give him a two year deal? Thats all he wants and he said he’ll stay!

  10. i say get berkman, he can play 1B or LF and resign pods barajas and padilla

    • gornie 5 years ago

      berkman in the dodgers’ everyday lineup would be an excellent move. basically replaces manny without being manny, and at a fraction of the cost. and takes the pressure off ethier and kemp. and there’s still a spot for loney at 1b batting 7th where he actually can be a solid contributor.

      with that pitching staff they would certainly contend for the nl west, even against my giants.

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